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Poached Chicken Omelette

Poached Chicken Omelette

Give bread a break and try this light poached chicken omelette for a healthy lunch. Crunchy raw vegetables are given the Asian treatment with fresh coriander, bean sprouts, and a spicy vinegar sauce to excite the palate.

April 13, 11:28 am

Diet Snack Vegetable Soup

This low calorie soup is an ideal snack or super-light meal for anyone following WHO’s Lose 5kg Fast diet program (on sale December 30) or as a healthy snack for those trying to avoid sweet or fatty temptations. It is fast and easy and you can make enough to last a whole week.

December 30, 6:00 am

Blueberry and Soy-Milk Pikelets

Blueberry and Soy-Milk Pikelets

These health-inspired blueberry and soy-milk pikelets are a tasty breakfast or brunch treat. They are made with wholemeal flour and use soy instead of cow’s milk. Soy adds a nutty wholemeal taste. The pikelets are cooked with frozen blueberries on top (you could use fresh), which are high in antioxidants, low in fat and a good source of vitamin C.

September 28, 3:25 pm

Cumin Lamb and Lentil Salad

Cumin Lamb and Lentil Salad

This simple lamb and lentil salad is perfect for your spring menus. Invest the time in cooking your own lentils—the result is superior to any tinned version you might be tempted to use. The rest is simple: some cool cucumber, some baby spinach and finish it off with a dollop of fiery harissa yoghurt. Serve with crusty bread and wedges of lemon.

September 28, 3:23 pm

Asparagus Cherry Tomato Fusilli

Asparagus Cherry Tomato Fusilli

Vegetarian pasta offers a lighter alternative to dishes with meat sauces. This tasty asparagus and cherry tomato fusilli is no exception. It’s quick to prepare, with simple spring flavours of asparagus, parmesan and roasted cherry tomatoes.

September 6, 2:40 pm

Sticky Chinese chicken wings

Sticky Chinese chicken wings

Let these chicken wings marinate overnight for the best results. Honey and soy provide the base flavour while a pinch of Chinese five spice, chilli, ginger and garlic round it all off. Serve these tasty chicken wings with rice and steamed bok choy.

August 30, 12:42 pm

Pork, shitake & ginger dumplings

Pork, shitake & ginger dumplings

Rolling dumplings might be time-consuming work for one, but get a group together and everyone can roll their own while gathered around the table or steamer. Other tasty fillings could include minced chicken, chopped prawns or diced vegies.

October 22, 12:00 am

Bruschetta with Prosciutto, Artichokes and Rocket

Bruschetta with Prosciutto, Artichokes and Rocket

Crusty bread grilled with extra-virgin olive oil and rubbed with fresh garlic: that’s the simplicity of bruschetta. You can top it with just about anything, but keep in mind that simple works best. Diced tomato with basil is a classic, grilled capsicum and olive tapenade is tasty, and salami and feta is delicious. Whatever you decide to serve on your bruschetta, it will make a great appetiser or first course.

October 13, 3:46 pm

Bouillabaisse Seafood Soup

Bouillabaisse Seafood Soup

Grab yourself some of the freshest seafood you can get your hands on and delight in this French-inspired seafood soup. It’s light and really tasty, with the delicate flavours of fennel and dill infusing into the broth of white wine, saffron and tomatoes.

October 8, 12:35 am

Shoulder of Lamb with Tabouli

Shoulder of Lamb with Tabouli

If you love Lebanese-style food, try this. Eat in pita bread like a wrap or enjoy mezze style: all laid on the table.

October 1, 12:39 am

Pineapple and Coconut Cake

Pineapple and Coconut Cake

Your guests will be delighted with this pineapple and coconut cake, ideal for morning or afternoon tea. It’s light, fluffy yet still moist and you can have it baking in the oven in about 15 minutes. The icing is a bit naughty and you might consider leaving it out, but its zesty creaminess is irresistible.

September 24, 12:00 am

Chicken Salad with Broad Beans and Pesto

Chicken Salad with Broad Beans and Pesto

This delicious chicken and broad bean salad is perfect springtime eating. The fresh basil pesto and lemon juice acts as the dressing, and the delightful, bright green broad beans add texture and a slight nutty flavour. Enjoy while the chicken is still warm, or make ahead of time, refrigerate and eat cold.

September 17, 12:00 am

Beer-battered Flathead with Rosemary Chips

Beer-battered Flathead with Rosemary Chips

This is an easy beer batter that always works. It’s crispy, light and tasty. The chips are oven baked to reduce the kilojoules from frying. The herb mayonnaise is optional; a squeeze of lemon is just as good.

September 10, 1:32 pm

Lamb Fillets with Asparagus, Feta and Hazelnuts

Lamb Fillets with Asparagus, Feta and Hazelnuts

Dust off the barbecue or fire up the char grill for this quick dish of marinated lamb fillets with grilled asparagus. The crumbled feta, hazelnuts and chilli make an exciting topping. Serve as a first or second course with a garden salad and some crusty bread.

September 3, 7:03 am

Beef Chilli Con Carne

Beef Chilli Con Carne

In Spanish, chilli con carne means “peppers with meat” and that’s what this dish delivers. Chunks of diced beef replace the usual ground mince, producing a meaty stew with flavours of chilli, peppers and tomato. Serve with the colourful turmeric rice on the side.

August 26, 2:53 pm

Spinach & Ricotta Pie

Spinach & Ricotta Pie

Spinach and ricotta are a tasty match in this vegetarian pie. Mix the iron-rich spinach with eggs, ricotta and feta, then bake it in some puff pastry — it couldn’t be easier. Ideal for sharing at a large table, and makes great party food, too.

August 20, 4:00 am

Celeriac Soup with Crispy Pancetta

Celeriac Soup with Crispy Pancetta

Celeriac is a funky-looking bulb vegetable with a flavour a lot like celery, only creamier and nuttier. It's perfect for winter soup. The crispy pancetta gives a salty kick, but is not essential. Enjoy it with slices of baguette drizzled with olive oil and grilled.

July 30, 12:48 pm

Lamb Shanks with Sweet Potato Mash

Lamb Shanks with Sweet Potato Mash

There's something hugely comforting about eating lamb shanks on a winter's night. Simmered with chilli, ginger and sweet soy, the sauce has hints of Asian flavours that work wonderfully with the lamb. Add a splash of colour with sweet potato mash and steamed greens.

July 27, 12:48 pm

Turkey Schnitzels with Parsnips & Baby Carrots

Turkey Schnitzels with Parsnips & Baby Carrots

Everyone loves schnitzel. Impress your family and friends with this deliciously different version using turkey. Low in fat and high in protein, turkey breast is now readily available all year round. Add some roasted parsnips, baby carrots and a little watercress for a great winter meal.

July 14, 2:55 pm

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