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Heavenly risotto with smoked mozarella

Heavenly risotto with smoked mozarella

Risotto, a hearty rice-based dish, is also a delicious accompaniment to meat, fish or poultry. Add it to your repertoire of gourmet dishes.
Hot banana split with rum and vanilla

Hot banana split with rum and vanilla

Some rococo banana splits are overwhelmed by ice cream, fudge caramel and even crushed nuts. But in the spirit of good food with minimal effort, we have the Farmer’s Weekly...
Buttered turkey and roast vegetables

Buttered turkey and roast vegetables

Christmas is full of tradition, and people everywhere recognise the end of the year as a festival. We put together a delicious buttered turkey and roast vegetables recipe to try...
Roast chicken portions with zesty Italian lemon sauce

Roast chicken portions with zesty Italian lemon sauce

It’s no secret: lemon and chicken in combination appear in a wide variety of international cuisines. Here’s an Italian- influenced classic to add to your repertoire of fine home cooking.
Gnocchi in a prawn & tomato sauce

Gnocchi in a prawn & tomato sauce

The second-best thing you can do with a potato is turn it into gnocchi. Since you ask, the best thing is deep-fried, slap chips. Sticking with gnocchi means you have...
Tuna and egg salad

Tuna and egg salad

There are times when the harassed lunch-maker wants something quick and easy that isn’t a chunk of ham between two slices of buttered bread. If you are this person, here’s...
The famous flattie

The famous flattie

Why did the chicken cross the road? It wanted to be a flattie. A feeble joke, I grant you, but here is one heck of a fine way to cook...
Lamb casserole

Lamb casserole: Easy cooking powerful flavour

The ideal dish must not only be satisfying, but generate feelings of cosiness and camaraderie. This tasty, heart-warming casserole does it all.
Brinjal salad: The perfect side dish

Brinjal salad: The perfect side dish

Unreformed carnivore that I am, the vegetable kingdom flickers only marginally on my culinary consciousness. But here’s a brinjal-based collection of tastes and aromas that’s impossible to ignore. It’s easy...
Chicken with brinjal and baby spinach

Chicken with brinjal and baby spinach

A casserole deserves a lot of attention for the best results – these textures and flavours take work to bring them together, but the final meal is worth it.
Hearty chicken casserole with dates & olives

Hearty chicken casserole with dates & olives

New ideas for chicken are always welcome, and this one’s a real winner, especially when accompanied by buttery, garlic-enhanced mashed potato. Here’s a delicious winter warmer that’s guaranteed to earn...
Creating the ultimate meatloaf dish

Creating the ultimate meatloaf dish

While chilli con carne remains this kitchen mechanic’s favourite US approach to minced meat, meatloaf comes a very close second. Here’s a simplified, classic, carnivorous recipe for beginners.

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