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Spinach and Fetta Omelettes

Spinach and Fetta Omelettes

This high-protein breakfast will help sustain your energy levels for hours. For extra fibre, serve the omelette with wholegrain toast. Add a green salad for a nutritious brunch or lunch.

Quick Ham and Cheese Quiche

Quick Ham and Cheese Quiche

With ready-rolled shortcrust pastry you can whip up a tasty, homemade quiche in no time, then leave it to bake. A colourful salad and boiled new potatoes go with it perfectly.

Minestrone with Chicken Meatballs

Minestrone with Chicken Meatballs

In Italian, a minestra is a soup, but a minestrone is a BIG soup – a nourishing meal in itself. Tender and moist chicken meatballs and a host of seasonal herbs and vegetables enhance the depth of flavour in this delicious one-bowl meal.

Greek-style Lamb and Salad

Greek-style Lamb and Salad

Enjoy the flavours of the Mediterranean with this healthy lamb salad.

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Christmas Cake

Christmas Cake

Covered with almond paste and iced in a simple style, this rich fruit Christmas cake looks impressive. It should be prepared at least one month ahead to allow the flavours to develop.

Berry Yogurt Swirl

Berry Yogurt Swirl with Walnuts and Pepitas

Celebrate berry season with this healthy swirl of goodness. It will give you the energy and nutrients you need in the morning. Use thawed frozen berries if fresh ones aren’t available – they’re just as nutritious.

Spicy Tomato Chutney

Spicy Tomato Chutney

Turmeric, cumin, mustard and cayenne pepper all add spice to this intense, easy-to-make chutney. Stir a dollop into curry as it is cooking to add even more flavour, then serve the chutney on the side for extra spice.

Quick Chicken Laksa

Quick Chicken Laksa

This popular South-East Asian noodle soup is very versatile; you can make it using chicken, tofu, mixed seafood or a combination of all three. Laksa paste is sold in jars in specialist grocery stores, larger supermarkets and online — it can vary a little in heat, so adjust the quantity to suit your taste.

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Mexican Bean Burritos

Mexican Bean Burritos

A fabulous vegetarian bite that's deliciously healthy as well as fun to eat. The bean and vegetable mixture has a great spicy kick, and is combined with crunchy salad, grated cheese and creamy yogurt in tortilla wraps.

Greek-style Lamb Kebabs

Greek-style Lamb Kebabs

Kebabs are a quick and easy way to cook meat on a barbecue. Keep them turning on their skewers to ensure thorough cooking and even browning. If you are using wooden skewers, make sure to soak them for at least 30 minutes so they don't catch alight on the barbecue.

Chinese-style Omelette

Chinese-Style Omelette

This traditional Asian omelette combines eggs, turkey, and tasty greens into a flavour-filled dish to impress your guests with.

Sweet and Sour Duck Salad

Sweet and Sour Duck Salad

With ripe nectarines, green grapes, red peppery lettuce and slices
of tender grilled duck, this is a particularly pretty salad. The unusual dressing complements and brings together all of the ingredients to make this a meal that is sure to impress if you are entertaining.

Beetroot and Raspberry Smoothie

Beetroot and Raspberry Smoothie

This vitamin-packed drink makes a filling and nutritious breakfast if you are in a hurry. The beetroot content of the drink may even help blood flow in older people, especially to the frontal lobe.

Sourdough Toast with Ricotta and Fresh Fruit

Sourdough Toast with Ricotta and Fresh Fruit

Use any fresh fruit in season for this recipe – sliced bananas, apples, pears, mangoes or strawberries, blueberries, grapes, cherries or mandarin segments would all be good.

Boiled Eggs

Boiled Eggs with Dukkah

Dukkah is an Egyptian nut and spice mixture that can be sprinkled over vegetables or used as a dip. The nuts and spices vary, so feel free to experiment to make your own version. You can buy ready-made dukkah in jars, but it usually contains quite a lot of salt.

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