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Ditch the takeaway and make our simple sweet and sour chicken recipe. This speedy Chinese-style rice dish is ready in under 30 minutes and packed with zingy flavours

25 mins
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These light cakes are perfect for freezing – they just need a quick blast in the microwave to bring them back to life

40 mins
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This fresh salad is 3 of your 5-a-day. With zingy lime and a hit of chilli heat, it's also a great introduction to quinoa if you haven't tried it before

30 mins
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25 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Keep tasting the broth and add as much chilli and rice vinegar as you like to get the right balance of flavours

40 mins
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399 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

A great recipe for an electric breadmaker – or do it the traditional way

2 hrs and 50 mins
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This simple lunch dish is a great way of getting children aged 5-9 involved in the kitchen

45 mins
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Our fast, cheap and healthy vegetarian lentil curry, is comforting and full of flavour. It's also low in fat and freezable for speedy midweek meals.

50 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
11 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

Cook a bowlful of goodness inspired by the most famous soup connoisseur in the galaxy, the Soup Dragon, from the hit children's show Clangers

25 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
42 ratings 3.9 out of 5 star rating

Asian cooking can be light, healthy and so quick that you’ll think twice before ever ordering a takeaway again!

35 mins
Easy
59 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

This tasty Indian-inspired dish is faster than a takeaway

20 mins
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Healthy
Vegetarian
6 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

Bavette with sharp, sweet roasted lemons and crisp, spiced pitta bread makes a hearty meal that will satisfy even salad-phobics

35 mins
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9 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

Children aged 3-6 can enjoy getting stuck in to making and eating this summery treat. Add your own toppings for extra fun

6 hrs and 30 mins
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23 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

Two classics combined, meatloaf flavoured with sage and feta plus pasta and tomato sauce - guaranteed to please

1 hr and 5 mins
Easy
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This low-fat and satisfying cobbler is the perfect way to end a roast lunch with friends in summer

40 mins
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25 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

These colourful, flavour-packed pizzas are low-fat and delicious too

1 hr and 30 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
11 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

Pair John Torode's easy falafels with soft flatbreads, well-spiced humous and crunchy pickles for a magnificent meze of a lunch, or a shareable starter

35 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegan
97 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

This indulgent, fudgy vegan bake is topped with a rich frosting – you'd never guess that it's free from dairy, eggs, wheat and nuts

55 mins
Easy
Vegan
Gluten-free
5 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

Ten stunning ideas for your Christmas drinks party, all suitable for vegetarians

1 hr
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Vegetarian
73 ratings 3.8 out of 5 star rating

Sure to become a firm family favourite, this dish is packed with peas, sweetcorn and peppers - it'll help you get your 5-a-day

1 hr
Easy
Vegetarian
31 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

Everybody loves fish cakes, and even the complete beginner can master these mouthwatering morsels

1 hr
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22 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

Intimidated by quiche and all that pastry making? Try this beginners guide and you'll be surprised how simple it can be

1 hr and 10 mins
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18 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

Parsnips work so well in this wintry vegan curry, adding flavour and texture. Serve with naans to soak up the lovely sauce

45 mins
Easy
Vegan
Gluten-free
33 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

Smoked salmon adds a new twist to this kedgeree - it's perfect for Saturday brunch

40 mins
Easy
12 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

Perfect for getting the kids cooking, these burgers are fun to make, freeze well and are super tasty too

1 hr and 5 mins
Easy
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