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Four Ways with Watercress

Watercress is much more than just a garnish—take another look and you’ll see a tangy salad green or peppery soup ingredient that packs a nutritional punch. ...

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Grilled Mushroom & Seitan Satay Skewers

This dish will satisfy all your cravings for something meaty, grilled, fatty and smoky. Make it for people who are scared that vegan food might be too boring or mild.

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Potato & Egg Salad with Salmon Roe

Sprinkled with salmon roe and nasturtium leaves, this horseradish cream infused potato and egg salad elevates the traditional version, making it perfect for entertaining.

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Mixed Cheese Cigars with Peach Vinegar

These mixed cheese cigars are the perfect mouthful – crunchy and filled with warm, melted cheese. The peach vinegar adds a sweet, tangy tartness to this delightful snack.

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Vegan Potato, Garlic and Herb Stuffed Zucchini Flowers

A feast for the eyes as well as the palette, these vegan potato, garlic and herb stuffed zucchini flowers taste every bit as good as they look.

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Tomato Onion Relish Savoury Crumble

Serve this super tasty savoury take on a crumble as a side with your main meal, or if you want it to be the hero, simply add a few leafy greens to serve with it.

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Charred Cabbage Steaks with Tamarind, Chilli & Ginger

These chargrilled red cabbage steaks taste as vibrant as they look, served with slices of a tamarind, chilli & ginger infused butter.

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Chickpea Pasta with Burnt Butter & Broccolini

Packed full of vitamins, plant-based protein and beloved all over the world, chickpeas are nutritional powerhouses. If you have any dried or canned chickpeas in your pantry, stretch your ingredients (and your budget) further with this delicious chickpea pasta with lemon, burnt butter and broccolini.

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Curry Paste Cauliflower Cheese

Store-purchased curry paste is a great time saver, however 1 tbsp goes a long way, which always means leftover paste. Let’s use it before we lose it with this flavoursome take on a classic, using leftover cheese, milk and curry paste.

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Sweet Potato & Coconut Soup with Curry & Lime Garlic Bread

A fabulous way to fight waste and save time and money is to make a big batch of food and freeze it. That way, when you need to feed hungry mouths in a flash, you don’t need to think twice: just thaw, reheat and you’re ready to go. Keep the winter chills at bay with this warming sweet potato and coconut soup with hot crunchy garlic bread. This simple recipe can stay frozen in your freezer for months and reheated at your convenience.

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Thai Red Curry Noodle Soup with Pumpkin

Thai food always tantalises, and this vegetarian Thai red curry noodle soup with roasted pumpkin is no exception. Make your own red curry paste with this super easy recipe.

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Zucchini & Anchovy Salad

This salad is perfect to serve as a starter with buffalo mozzarella, olives and bread. Serve with a sprinkling of parmesan and a squeeze of lemon.

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Mapo Tofu with Shredded Beef

A traditional Sichuan dish, mapo tofu is made with simmered silken tofu flavored with fermented bean paste, beef, chili bean paste, and a handful of Sichuan peppercorns. The chili bean paste brings the heat, and Sichuan peppercorns bring a pleasantly numbing spiciness to this dish.

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Crispy Fried Beef with Orange Peel & Black Tea Vinegar

This recipe is the perfect starter for a Chinese inspired banquet. If you would prefer to serve it as a main, it is best with steamed Asian greens.

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Fast Coconut & Corn Soup with Scallops & Chilli

Using a couple of cans of creamed corn from your pantry, this delicious soup with scallops is so quick to whip up for an easy week-night meal.

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Persian Chicken & Chickpea Soup with Crispy Onions

Enjoy the classic Persian flavours of ‘Fesenjan’ pomegranate braised chicken together with chickpeas and crispy onions in this flavour-packed soup – the perfect warming dish on a cold winter evening.

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Double Mushroom & Smoked Cheddar Bagel

Mushrooms are rich in nutritional benefits. Containing minerals such as potassium, copper, selenium and iron, mushrooms are a healthy addition to any diet. This easy to throw together bagel combines the magical flavours of mushroom and smoked cheddar, what’s not to love?

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Yuzu, Cabbage & Coriander Slaw with Crispy Rice Noodles

With citric tartness from yuzu, sweet nuttiness from sesame oil, tang from vinegar and the grounding flavour of ginger, this slaw is a great palate cleanser. Don’t be afraid to mix and match – swap out the green cabbage for purple cabbage, or add a few grated carrots and cucumber for colour and crunch.

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Carrot and Cumin Soup with Cheese and Parsley Scones

This tasty Carrot and Cumin Soup with Cheese and Parsley Scones will warm you up in no time.

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Grilled Octopus Salad with Ceviche Dressing

With flavours of lemon, garlic and paprika, this grilled octopus topped with a ceviche dressing really is a seafood sensation and will be a showstopper on your table. It’s also delicious in toasted tortillas with smashed avocado.

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Mixed Beans with Pecans & Crystallised Ginger Butter

With sweet pecans and a warming ginger butter, these mixed beans will make a lovely addition to any event – especially a festive table.

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Vegan Corn & Pumpkin Bread with Smoky Corn, Chilli & Maple Butter

Add a vibrant splash of colour to your brunch table with this vegan pumpkin bread topped with smoky corn, chilli and maple butter.

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Ottolenghi’s Pappardelle with Rose Harissa, Black Olives and Capers

Pappare means ‘to gobble up’, in Italian, which is the destiny of this dish. It’s a lovely spicy dish, but the quantity of harissa can easily be reduced. Make the sauce 3 days ahead if you like and keep in the fridge until needed.

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Ottolenghi’s Braised Eggs with Leek and Za’atar

This is a quick way to get a very comforting meal on the table in a wonderfully short amount of time. It’s a dish as happily eaten for brunch, with coffee, as it is for a light supper with some crusty white bread and a glass of wine. The leeks and spinach can be made up to a day ahead and kept in the fridge, ready for the eggs to be cracked in and braised.

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Ottolenghi’s Cauliflower, Pomegranate & Pistachio Salad

It was a little moment of revelation, I remember, when I first combined roasted cauliflower and raw grated cauliflower in the same dish. So different from one another, but working so well combined. This is lovely as it is, served as part of a spread, or spooned alongside some roast chicken or lamb. Don’t throw away the leaves of the cauliflower here. They’re lovely to eat, roasted and crisp, or grated raw as you would the rest of the cauliflower. If you want to get ahead, roast the cauliflower up to 4–6 hours in advance. Keep at room temperature and then just combine with the remaining ingredients when ready to serve.

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