RECIPES

Ma’s macadamia salad

Ma’s macadamia salad

This is a great winter salad for freshening up your diet – crisp veg and crunchy nuts, lightly dressed with vinaigrette. This meal is low calorie and provides 321 kcal, 4g protein, 16g carbohydrate (of which 14g sugars), 27g fat (of which 4g saturates), 5g fibre and 0.3g salt per portion. Ingredients 2 red onions, […]

Slow cooker chilli con carne

Slow cooker chilli con carne

Chocolate added at the end gives a richness to this slow-cooked chilli. You can store any leftovers in the freezer for 2 months. Try it with soured cream, fluffy rice and a scoop of guacamole. Ingredients 1 onion, sliced 1 red pepper, deseeded and thickly sliced small bunch fresh coriander, stalks finely chopped 1 tbsp […]

Great sausage casserole

Great sausage casserole

The Hairy Bikers’ take on sausage and beans makes a wonderfully warming and filling dish, and it freezes brilliantly. Ingredients 1–2 tbsp sunflower oil 12 good quality pork sausages 6 rashers rindless streaky bacon, cut into 2.5cm/1in lengths 2 medium onions, thinly sliced 2 garlic cloves, crushed ½–1 tsp hot chilli powder or smoked paprika […]

Simple Thai noodle soup

Simple Thai noodle soup

A wonderfully warming noodle soup, with fragrant spices and a little heat all balanced with rich coconut milk. Ingredients 1 good knob fresh root ginger, peeled and roughly chopped 1-2 red chillies, seeds removed (optional), roughly chopped 1-2 stalks lemongrass, tough outer layers removed, roughly chopped 2-3 garlic cloves, peeled 1 handful fresh coriander, a […]

Homemade beans on toast

Homemade beans on toast

This quick and easy chorizo topping is a fantastic alternative to good old baked beans when piled onto hot toast. This meal provides 322 kcal, 18g protein, 32g carbohydrate (of which 5g sugars), 14g fat (of which 5g saturates), 5g fibre and 1.7g salt per portion. Ingredients 100g/3½oz cooking chorizo, diced 200g/7oz tinned chickpeas, drained […]

Simple miso, tofu and mushroom ramen

Simple miso, tofu and mushroom ramen

Serve the family something different for dinner: a rich miso and mushroom broth with golden tofu and soft-boiled eggs. This meal provides 550 kcal, 33g protein, 45g carbohydrate (of which 4.5g sugars), 27g fat (of which 5.7g saturates), 6g fibre and 4g salt per portion. Ingredients 15g/½oz dried wild mushrooms, such as porcini 1.4 litres/2½ […]

Smoky bean chilli with quinoa

Smoky bean chilli with quinoa

This delicious and nutritious bean stew gets its smoky flavour from chipotle paste, made from smoked jalapeno peppers. This meal provides 501 kcal, 18g protein, 71g carbohydrate (of which 18g sugars), 16g fat (of which 3g saturates), 17g fibre and 1.4g salt per portion. Ingredients For the chipotle stew 2 tbsp olive oil 2 medium […]

How to make lasagne

How to make lasagne

Today can be lasagne-making day and, while you’re at it, make a double or triple batch of sauce as a freezer standby. Ingredients For the sauce olive oil 1 onion, finely chopped 1 carrot, chopped 2 sticks celery, chopped 1 bay leaf 3 garlic cloves, crushed 500g/1lb 2oz beef mince 2 tbsp tomato purée 125ml/4fl […]

Pasta with courgette sauce and spinach balls

Pasta with courgette sauce and spinach balls

Boost your greens intake and use up excess courgettes with this unusual pasta dish from Antonio Carluccio. Ingredients For the spinach balls 500g/1lb 2oz spinach leaves, washed thoroughly, tough stalks removed 2 free-range eggs, beaten pinch freshly grated nutmeg 1 garlic clove, blended to a purée with ½ tsp water 110g/4oz fresh white breadcrumbs 50g/2oz […]