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Spinach and smoked trout roulade

Spinach and smoked trout roulade

Flakes of smoked trout, cream cheese and fresh dill combine to make a well–flavoured filling for this light spinach roll. It is much simpler to make than it looks – just make sure that the spinach is squeezed really dry before adding to the sauce base.

Turkish eggplant and yogurt dip

Turkish eggplant and yogurt dip

Many versions of this creamy eggplant dip are to be found around the Mediterranean. This one is thickened with ground almonds, which add both texture and protein. Served with pita bread and crunchy vegetable crudités, the dip makes a delicious snack or starter.

Cauliflower cheese soup

Cauliflower cheese soup

A classic combination as a vegetable dish, cauliflower and cheddar are equally good partners in a soup. Here the cauliflower is gently simmered in milk and stock, then puréed to a velvety, smooth texture. This is a warming soup that makes a simple lunch or supper dish, served with crusty rolls

Fetta and couscous salad

Fetta and couscous salad

Apart from being an excellent source of starchy carbohydrate, couscous is a great background for other ingredients. In this lunch salad, both raw and lightly steamed vegetables are added to the couscous together with toasted almonds, fresh mint and creamy fetta.

Vegetable salad with coconut dressing

Vegetable salad with coconut dressing

This vegetarian dish makes an excellent side dish or main light lunch meal.

Soy-dressed green beans

Soy-dressed green beans

A deliciously seasoned vegetable side dish that will perfectly accompany an Asian main dish.

Steamed Asian vegetables

Steamed Asian vegetables

This recipe uses two bamboo steamer baskets so vegetables can cook more quickly; if deeply stacked, vegetables may need to be rotated during cooking. This side dish is packed with healthy vitamins. It makes a wholesome meal served with steamed rice.

Steamed fish with ginger and sesame

Steamed fish with ginger and sesame

A 20 minute dish that is as delicious as it is fast!

Pad thai with chicken

Pad thai with chicken

For a tasty and easy midweek lunch or dinner meal, you can't beat pad thai. If you prefer another meat, you can substitute the chicken.

Sesame asparagus and pea stir-fry

Sesame asparagus and pea stir-fry

Stir–frying asparagus, rather than boiling it, preserves the water–soluble vitamins, including folate, and adds a little extra crunch. Flavoured with sesame seeds and garlic, this simple and easy side dish will complement just about any main meal.

Chicken with broccoli and tomato

Chicken with broccoli and tomato

This satisfying chicken stir–fry, flavoured simply with soy sauce, garlic and ginger, is full of colour and packed with vitamins. It makes an easy meal idea and can be served on its own or with buckwheat noodles or steamed rice.

Aromatic steamed swordfish

Aromatic steamed swordfish

Amazing aromatic flavours are the essence of this dish, all wrapped in a parcel.

Chicken and broccoli stir-fry

Chicken and broccoli stir-fry

There's no cooking method that's faster or easier than stir–frying. You'll love blending these fresh green vegetables with chicken (or with meat, fish or tofu) for a fast stir–fry, and then creating the sauce in the wok for a healthy meal.

Chicken salad with tahini dressing

Chicken salad with tahini dressing

The ingredients for this salad are presented individually on a platter rather than being mixed together, with a simple tahini–based dressing so everyone can help themselves. Careful and neat slicing of the vegetables will improve the overall presentation of this dish.

Liver and bacon hotpot

Liver and bacon hotpot

This dish is dramatically different from old–fashioned liver casserole and a great choice for everyday healthy eating. It is bursting with flavour from the bacon, wholegrain mustard, peppery sage, carrots and swede. Serve it with some simply cooked green vegetables or a crunchy salad.

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