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Another Filipino smash hit of my childhood as made by my Mum. This is made with beef but is just as good with chicken thighs and would only need half the cooking time. Food from the Philippines has a Spanish influence (the tomatoes, the bay leaves) but I’ve added tamari for the salt and swapped potatoes for celeriac which...

Dietary specifications above don’t take into account the optional serving suggestions and toppings. This chili is more like a wintry vegetable soup in disguise. Chili is a very personal dish so feel free to adapt the recipe to suit you and your family - the only non negotiable ingredient is the chilli. Grated carrots add a natural sweetness and adds...

If you’ve got any leftover roast chicken, this dish makes a great leftover lunch. Using stock-standard ingredients like frozen peas, onion, garlic and carrot, this is a recipe for lazy days when you don’t want to leave the house. If you’re not a dill fan, swap for parsley or chervil. You can also swap frozen peas for broad beans....

This is a quick, herb-packed salad for when you’re craving a fresh but flavoursome lunch or light dinner. To make it into more of a main meal, add a second tin of chickpeas or other beans, some cooked lentils, quinoa or roasted vegetables. The meatballs are delicious served hot or cold....

Across the globe, chicken soup is appreciated as one of the most comforting meals but this spiced and zingy Mexican version takes it one step further. You could swap the chicken for fish or use three tins of black beans (or any beans), as a vegetarian option....

The zingy five spice sesame dressing is the key to this bold Chinese chicken salad. Poach a whole chicken and then shred the meat to toss through with the crunchy cabbage, carrots and spring onion. This makes a great packed lunch, just take the nuts in a tupperware container to sprinkle on before eating....

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