Author: Melissa Hemsley

I always find cutting a pineapple a bit of a faff but it’s so worth it for this delicious dessert that looks absolutely stunning and always impresses friends when you bring it to the table. I love the heat from the chilli with the zingy limes and fresh mint but if you cut the chilli in slices then those that...

My take on the popular chickpea curry. Add more liquid if you like it soupier, or enjoy it as it is with a thick, rich sauce for dipping a slice of naan into or serving with quinoa or vegetable rice to soak up the flavours. If you have any vegetables that need eating up, you could add a large handful...

If you’re a fan of shakshuka and huevos rancheros, you’re going to really like this one pan dish for breakfast, brunch or a fast supper. The eggs set in a quick spiced tomato sauce made with cumin, turmeric and ginger. Throw on a handful of watercress and/or coriander for a green fix. ...

This a bit like a risotto mixed with a biryani. It’s one pot, perfect for vegetarians and simple to make. If you haven’t got all the spices but do have garam masala, add 2 tsps of that instead. I always play with spices, herbs and nuts, just swap in whatever you’ve got but don’t skip the crunchy nuts! I...

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