A warming and vibrant soup from Stephen Harris. Fry the vegetables just as long as the instructions say to retain colour and flavour.
A delicious and healthy salad from ” Nigella Bites” by Nigella Lawson.
A fish pie for very special occasions from ” Hook, Line and Sinker” by Galton Blackiston.
A favourite dish from the BBC Good Food Team. Serve as part of a curry or just on its own with some rice.
A greek dish of pasta, meat, tomato and cheese . This version is from Corfu and can be found in Rick Stein’s ” Mediterranean Escapes”. Serve with a green salad, some crusty bread and a robust red wine if you do.
A delicious soup from Oaxaca, Mexico found in ” The Book of Latin American Cooking ” by Elizabeth Lambert Ortiz.
A recipe from ” Bocca” by Jacob Kennedy.
A Moroccan recipe for prawns from Claudia Roden’s ” Arabesque”. She recommends serving them with mashed potatoes or couscous.
If you want to make this soup in advance then reheat without boiling.
A recipe for Lamb Pilav from ” Moro- the Cookbook”.
More comfort food in this recipe for slow fried potatoes with cheese from Nigel Slater. Charlotte or Belle de Fontenay Potatoes are good to use, but you can use any salad potato that will hold its shape. This can be served as a main course or as a side dish .
A gently spiced recipe for lentils from Nigel Slaters book ” Real Cooking” . They can be served with naan bread or a roti, or as a side dish.
Prawn Palava is a fish stew with greens from West Africa and is one of the favourite dishes in the region. This version comes from Sierra Leone. The chipotle chilli flakes give it a slightly smoky flavour, but alternatively you could use a small piece of smoked fish.