Tagines are marvellously comforting dishes and are perfect served with couscous rice or crusty bread.
There's more to leftover chicken than sandwiches and this biryani with roasted spiced cauliflower is a great way to use it up in a family meal. This is a simplified version of a traditional biryani; it's not too spicy but it's just as tasty, and, with the addition of the roasted cauliflower it's very healthy too.
A delicious roast chicken served with stuffed tomatoes brings all the flavours of summer to the table. The chicken and the tomatoes both cook at the same oven temperature. Pop the chicken in the oven to start and add the tomatoes about 15 - 30 minutes before the chicken is cooked. This will allow time for the chicken to rest before serving. Serve with some crusty bread and a green salad.
This is a lovely winter salmon dish with earthy and sweet flavours from the puy lentils and beetroot. Use any type of beetroot and if your short of time the pre packed cooked beetroot (not pickled) will work fine. Puy lentils are also available pre cooked and are ideal for this recipe.
This spicy and warming lentil soup is packed full of goodness and is guaranteed to keep you warm during the cold weather. Serve with either crusty bread, chapatis or similar Asian or middle eastern breads. Garam Masala sprinkled over the soup will also add some extra spicy flavour.
Although not a seasonal soup, this spinach, rocket and potato soup was a good way of using up the remains of a couple of bags of salad from New Year celebrations.