This British-Asian background allows me to explore the culinary best of both worlds. Stir up this simple, flavour-packed curry in the time it would take for a takeaway delivery to arrive… Fill the freezer with these clever batch cooking recipes, featuring stews, curries, soups and more.

Spice up a midweek meal with this superb meatballs recipe. It is worth poaching the chicken, as the result is full of flavour with the added bonus of a good flavoured stock for soup. A showpiece for entertaining, this ham can be served hot or cold and the remaining leftovers are wonderful teamed with leeks in a cheese sauce. A meal in itself, it makes a fantastic work-night dish.

London-based Ukrainian chef Olia Hercules, is in the kitchen sharing her simple summer recipe from her homeland of Ukraine. Nisha’s back in the kitchen and kicking off your week with a splash of spice with her succulent 30 minute chicken dopiaza and apricot curry. Phil’s fabulous flaky pastry layered with cream and strawberries makes for the ultimate summer treat. If you want to bring a taste of the sun to your kitchen, Shivi Ramoutar’s back with a super speedy dish that’s ready in just 15 minutes.

Phil’s Foolproof Summer Pavlova

A lovely little loaf to serve with cheese as part of a selection of dishes. AGA Demonstrator Penny Zako shares her recipe for crispy on the outside, fluffy on the inside roast potatoes in the Rayburn cooker. This dessert is packed full of a delicious selection of fruit, nuts and chocolate to create a delicious caramel slice. It’s a quick and easy bake in the Rayburn and is a total crowd pleaser. Brilliant AGA Demonstrator Naomi Hansell shares her recipe for an easy bread dough and all the delicious baked treats you can make from it. A deliciously rich mushroom wellington, this recipe is the perfect meat-free supper.

  • The mash is the perfect foil to the richness of the sausage and gravy.
  • Please note, this recipe doesn’t work with low-alcohol beer.
  • Plus, 45 minutes and it’s on the table, packed full of spices and other store-cupboard staples.
  • Clodagh’s no-bake lemon cheesecake is the perfect mid-week dessert to feed the family.
  • As we enjoy the warmest day of the year so far, Phil Vickery is helping you cool down with three delicious home-made frozen treats.

This succulent, crusted and cajun spiced salmon sandwich pairs beautifully with some dill sauce and comes with a lot of delicious greens! This sandwich is fresh and crunchy with an irresistible delicious tang! For a low-carb option, skip the bun and make it into a salad. Mashed potatoes are high in carbs so we replaced the potatoes with cauliflower for a low-carb swap everyone will love. Still creamy and buttery, you’ll barely miss the potatoes.

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Plus, make the shortbread in advance and assemble the day before to save time during the Christmas rush. There’s nothing better than a tender pork rib with crunchy crackling during the festive season. Pair this with deliciously roasted figs and a rich port gravy to create an irresistible dish. Many thanks to AGA Demonstrator Naomi Hansell for sharing this recipe with us.

Easy picnic recipes

The flavour of creamy broccoli works perfectly with tangy and savoury Stilton. You could also use a different cheese such as cheddar on the toasts, if you prefer. We’ve kept this recipe super simple, and have packed it with pearl barley and potatoes, meaning that if you like, this can be a dreamy one-pot. The Hairy Biker’s Si King is in the kitchen with a recipe for a delicious midweek guilt-free treat, chicken and spinach curry.

This simple and wholesome bread is made quickly and can be on the table to enjoy in less than 45 mins. It uses a combination of wholemeal and plain flour to give a rustic texture and flavour without being too heavy. A light fatless sponge layered with raspberry conserve, cream and summer fruits topped with fresh fruits and meringue kisses.