RecipesDish typeSoupVegetable soup Pea soupPea and ham soupThis is a fabulous use of a leftover ham bone. I enjoy simpler flavours, so this was wonderful for me! I wouldn& 39;t add any salt, however, as ham is already quite salty.10 people made thisIngredientsServes: 6 450g dried chickpeas1 meaty ham bone10 new potatoes, halved5 carrots, chopped8 tablespoons frozen sweetcorn kernelsground black pepper to tasteMethodPrep:20min ›Cook:10hr ›Extra time:8hr soaking › Ready in:18hr20minPlace the chickpeas into a large container and cover with several inches of cool water; let stand 8 hours to overnight.
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RecipesDish typeSide dishVery basic yet tasty side that goes well with roast chicken or kebabs. Any type of dried fruit can be used, such as sultanas or dried apricots, but I prefer cranberries.69 people made thisIngredientsServes: 2 225ml (8 fl oz) water8 tablespoons bulghur wheat1 chicken stock cube1 knob butter30g (1 oz) dried cranberriesMethodPrep:5min ›Cook:20min ›Ready in:25minBring water to a boil in a pot, and mix in bulghur, stock cube and butter.
RecipesIngredientsVegetableRoot vegetablesPotato This is a delicious vegetarian stew featuring fresh Greek flavours. Olive oil is crucial to the dish, so don& 39;t skimp! Use a good Greek oregano and season well, and you& 39;re sure to be in heaven!110 people made thisIngredientsServes: 6 75ml olive oil1kg potatoes, peeled and cubed2 cloves garlic, minced100g whole, pitted kalamata olives250g chopped tomatoes1 teaspoon dried oreganosalt and pepper to tasteMethodPrep:30min ›Cook:40min ›Ready in:1hr10minIn a large saute pan, heat the oil over medium heat.
RecipesDish typeDrinkSekanjabin (sometimes spelled sekanjubin or sekanjamin, among others) is a delicious and refreshing Persian drink that dates as far back as the 10th century AD. The syrup lasts indefinitely, and is also nice to drizzle over fresh fruit, so it& 39;s great to have around. Enjoy!18 people made thisIngredientsMakes: 1 litre of syrup800g caster sugar600ml water250ml red or white wine vinegar8 tablespoons minced fresh root gingerMethodPrep:10min ›Cook:3min ›Ready in:13minBoil the sugar and water together in a large saucepan over high heat for 2 to 3 minutes.
RecipesDish typeDessertFruit dessertsApple dessertsThis may sound like an odd concoction, but it is actually a terrifically easy pud that is a cross between a fluffy pancake and apple pie. Serve warm straight from the oven with custard or ice cream.23 people made thisIngredientsServes: 4 2 egg whites3 tablespoons caster sugar3 tablespoons plain flour1/4 teaspoon baking powder1 pinch salt3 tablespoons milk2 egg yolks, beaten1 tablespoon lemon juice1 teaspoon butter1 large apple - peeled, cored and thinly sliced1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon1 tablespoon caster sugarMethodPrep:20min ›Cook:10min ›Ready in:30minPreheat the oven to 180 C / Gas 4.
RecipesIngredientsVegetableRoot vegetablesPotato Potato side dishesBaked potatoPotatoes au Gratin, given a delicious twist with the addition of garlic and grated Gouda. Note that leftovers aren& 39;t the best, so plan on enjoying this cheesy recipe straightaway!136 people made thisIngredientsServes: 8 1.
RecipesDish typeDessertFrozen dessertsIce creamStrawberry ice creamHomemade ice cream without the ice cream maker. You& 39;ll have loads of fun making this ice cream with the kids. Simply help them fill the plastic bag with cream and strawberries, then let them shake it till they& 39;ve got smooth creamy ice cream!
RecipesIngredientsPastaPasta typesMacaroni Macaroni cheese If you& 39;re trying to eat better but still love your comfort food, this is for you. Likewise, this is a great way to get kids to eat their veg without them knowing it! A lovely macaroni cheese that tastes every bit as indulgent, but with some added goodness.
RecipesIngredientsMeat and poultryPoultryTurkeyThis is a simple way to prepare a turkey without stuffing. The secret ingredient is butter - it enhances the bird& 39;s natural flavour. When the turkey is done, the juices may be used to prepare a gravy by adding cornflour 1 tablespoon at a time until the gravy begins to thicken.
RecipesDish typeSaladBean salad Lentil saladThis lentil salad is easy to prepare and great for a picnic or packed lunches. It keeps well in the fridge for up to 3 days, so it& 39;s nice just to have to hand. Use your favourite vinaigrette to taste.22 people made thisIngredientsServes: 6 2 (400g) tins lentils150g crumbled feta cheese450ml shop-bought vinaigrette1 cucumber, peeled and diced1 large tomato, diced1 large red onion, dicedMethodPrep:10min ›Extra time:1hr chilling › Ready in:1hr10minStrain lentils and place in a large bowl.
RecipesDish typeSide dishThe rice is cooked in chicken stock instead of water to enhance the flavour. Use vegetable stock if you& 39;re looking for a vegetarian side dish.54 people made thisIngredientsServes: 4 15g (1/2 oz) butter1 small onion, finely chopped200g (7 oz) uncooked long grain white rice60g (2 oz) sultanas350ml (12 fl oz) chicken stocksalt and freshly ground black pepper to taste30g (1 oz) flaked almondsMethodPrep:5min ›Cook:20min ›Ready in:25minMelt butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat.
RecipesDish typeStartersStarters with cheeseGoat& 39;s cheese startersThis is a sweet party nibble that is great served with crackers or slices of toasted baguette. Goat& 39;s cheese and cream cheese combine with coconut, pecan nuts, honey and cinnamon, and the mixture is then layered with cranberry sauce.
RecipesPopular collectionsEveryday cookingSnacksThis recipe makes plenty of addictive buttery pecans to snack on. You need to use good quality salted butter.65 people made thisIngredientsServes: 12 250g (9 oz) salted butter, melted800g (1 3/4 lb) pecanssalt to tasteMethodPrep:10min ›Cook:1hr ›Ready in:1hr10minPreheat oven to 140 C / Gas mark 1.
RecipesIngredientsMeat and poultryLambLamb minceLamb burgersThese are tasty lamb burgers inspired by Greek flavours. The fennel is the secret ingredient that adds loads of taste!30 people made thisIngredientsServes: 8 225g mayonnaise2 teaspoons minced garlic900g minced lamb4 tablespoons breadcrumbs1 bulb fennel, chopped3 tablespoons shallots, minced1 teaspoon dried oregano1/2 teaspoon saltground black pepper to taste8 baps or burger bunsMethodPrep:15min ›Cook:10min ›Extra time:2hr chilling › Ready in:2hr25minIn a small bowl, mix together mayonnaise and minced garlic.
RecipesDish typeSide dishVegetable side dishesThe title of this recipe may not seem enticing at first, but this is a delicious side to any meal. Green beans are flavoured with onion, garlic, vinegar and coriander for an easy but different dish.62 people made thisIngredientsServes: 10 900g fresh green beans, trimmed3 tablespoons unsalted butter1 large red onion, quartered and thinly sliced2 cloves garlic, peeled and minced1 1/2 teaspoons red wine vinegar3 tablespoons chicken stocksalt and pepper to taste3 tablespoons finely chopped corianderMethodPrep:20min ›Cook:25min ›Ready in:45minBring a large pot of lightly salted water to the boil.
RecipesIngredientsMeat and poultryBeefRoast beefRib beef roastWhen preparing such a special cut, you needn& 39;t fuss with too many spices or ingredients. This is a foolproof method for roasting rib of beef which will yield succulent results time and time again.1955 people made thisIngredientsServes: 6 2.
RecipesIngredientsMeat and poultryBeefCuts of beefSteakFillet steakThis is an impressive dinner party main that combines Mexican flavours with a perfectly cooked fillet steak. Steaks are mounded with sauteed red and yellow peppers and a classic beurre blanc sauce, and you& 39;ve the option of serving it with fresh guacamole and tortilla chips.
RecipesDish typeBreadBrown breadRye breadThis is a unique homemade rye bread recipe. It is excellent toasted with butter for something a little different!4 people made thisIngredientsMakes: 4 (450g) loaves2 (7g) sachets dried active baking yeast250ml lukewarm water1L warm water1 tablespoon salt1 teaspoon ground ginger2 tablespoons caster sugar8 tablespoons fennel seed5 tablespoons black treacle1 tablespoon melted butter200g rye flour250g sultanas1.
RecipesIngredientsMeat and poultryPoultryChickenPopular chickenEasy chickenQuick chickenSteamed chicken in a garlic and tomato curry sauce flavoured with garam masala. Traditionally eaten with rice or roti.63 people made thisIngredientsServes: 6 1 whole chicken1/2 teaspoon salt2 tablespoons olive oil1 onion, thinly sliced1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper1 tablespoon crushed garlic1/2 tablespoon tomato purée1/2 teaspoon garam masala1 teaspoon curry powder1/4 teaspoon salt4 tablespoons waterMethodPrep:15min ›Cook:45min ›Ready in:1hrPreheat oven to 180 C / Gas mark 4.
RecipesIngredientsBeansBlack eyed beansIf you like rice dishes like paella or jambalaya, you& 39;ll love this Puerto Rican pork, rice and bean dish. To be authentic, use pigeon peas instead of the black eye beans if you can find them.38 people made thisIngredientsServes: 20 250ml vegetable oil1.3kg pork shoulder, cubed3 tablespoons achiote (annatto) seeds325g chopped onion90g chopped fresh coriander12 cloves garlic, crushed2 tablespoons salt1 teaspoon ground black pepper450g passata1 (400g) tin pigeon peas or black eye beans, drained425g black olives, pitted and halved1.
RecipesDish typeCakeCheesecakeNo-bake cheesecakeA no-bake cheesecake that all peanut butter fans will adore. There& 39;s a chocolaty base with a bit of crunch, and a creamy, peanutty filling. Kids are sure to love this cheesecake, and it& 39;s nice and cool for summer.157 people made thisIngredientsServes: 8 Base75g butter175g plain chocolate chips70g crispy rice cereal, like Rice Krispies®Filling225g cream cheese, softened280g sweetened condensed milk200g smooth peanut butter2 tablespoons lemon juice1 teaspoon vanilla extract60g whipped cream125ml chocolate sauceMethodPrep:40min ›Cook:5min ›Extra time:4hr freezing › Ready in:4hr45minIn a heavy saucepan over low heat, melt the butter and chocolate chips.