Under 30 Minutes Tag

This makes a lovely side to a Moroccan-style braised lamb or a simple roast chicken. One day, I didn’t have an orange in the house, so I used a mandarin instead, which was just as delicious. I’ve also been known to add a handful of feta or some grilled halloumi, too. ...

Brimming with cherry tomatoes, olives and feta, this colourful Greek-inspired pasta is the perfect picnic dish and makes for a great packed lunch. There are so many alternative pastas these days and I just love this with buckwheat pasta. Serve chilled or at room temperature. It makes a terrific accompaniment for barbequed meats and kebabs....

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....

The warm, spiced notes of star anise make an aromatic broth for this mushroom soup. Add green veg straight from the freezer, anything goes! Use any variety of mushroom you can find - I particularly love oyster and shiitake. I use 100% buckwheat soba noodles which are now stocked in most shops....

I love soup! It doesn’t matter what’s in it, there’s nothing more comforting than a big bowl of warm, hearty soup. Bulked up with chickpeas and flavoured with thyme and parsley, this herbaceous soup is great for between the seasons. If you can’t find pomegranate, you can easily skip this ingredient. For added sweetness, you can also roughly chop some...

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