Meat

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...

Chilli 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 (meat free) bulk out the dish. This recipe tastes best if left to simmer for a good few hours and, it’s one of those...

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....

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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