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Aviyal - Vegetables and Coconut Aviyal is a traditional Southern Indian vegetarian dish that is often associated with religious occasions. This recipe is intended to be served as a side dish accompanying a more substantial dish and rice as a main course.


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Butternut and Chicken Pasta This is an autumn favourite. The butternut squash combined with chicken and tomatoes produces a richly textured dish that can be served with pasta or potatoes and other vegetables.


Rice Salad A simple, easy to make salad of white or brown rice with red pepper, cashew nuts and raisins that can be served as part of a meal, a starter or just as a snack.


Prawn, Pea and Mint Risotto A subtle blend of prawns , peas and mint make this risotto a delicacy worth trying hot as a main course, hot or cold as a starter.


Chicken, Chick Pea and Red Pepper Curry A spicy combination of chicken, Chick Peas and Red Pepper make a tasty curry main course dish. 3
Spiced Green Beans with Cashew nuts A hot and spicy green bean bean vegetarian dish to serve as an accompaniment with many oriental and curry meals. 2
Aromatic Spiced Butter Rice This rice recipe makes an aromatic smooth succulent rice suitable for serving with any type of curry or other oriental dish. 2
Spicy Carrot Relish Carrot and Peanuts combine in this free recipe to form a simply made but delicious combination that can be served warm or cold. 2
Sweet Carrot Dessert Carrots, milk and sugar combine in an unlikely combination to make this sweet carrot dessert. Based on a traditional Indian recipe it is suitable dessert for curry or other main meals. 3 - 4
Aromatic Carrot Cake A sweet, crumbly but not dry carrot cake recipe that is aromatic and has the delicate flavour of carrots and nuts. An ideal tea-time temptation! 3 - 4
Carrot Soup A traditional basic carrot soup recipe that is fairly low calorie, low fat and has a satisfying texture and is full of flavour. 3
Carrot and Coriander Soup Another variation of this ever popular soup recipe that is slightly spicy and has all the healthy goodness of the basic carrot soup. 3
Chicken, cheese and red pepper bake An easy to prepare but rewarding chicken dish with a rich cheesy sauce suitable for every day or that special occasion. 3 - 4
Spicy Potato Salad This easily made potato salad is a great way to use up all those small "marbles". A cool refreshing and tasty addition to any salad meal or served with curries as a side dish. 2
Orange Flavoured Cookies These orange flavoured cookies are light and slightly crispy with a strong hint of orange and a little cardamom that enhances the orange flavour. 2
Rougan Josh A traditional meat curry of lamb or beef with a delicious spicy, thick and not too hot sauce. 4
How to Cook Rice  Different methods to cook plain rice and some of the secrets to keep the grains separate. 2
Simple Chicken Curry This light and tasty curry is easy to prepare and uses commonly available ingredients. It is quite low in calories and combines vegetables in the same dish 3
Minced Meat (Keema) Curry A spicy, quick and very economical curry using minced beef or lamb. A low calorie, diet recipe is also suggested. 3
Chinese Stir Fried Vegetables  This delicious stir fried vegetable recipe will help you lose weight as a main course or can be served as a side dish in a larger banquet. 3

Beetroot and Orange Salad

 Beetroot, orange and a light vinaigrette combine together to make this unusual salad side dish.


Beetroot Chutney

This recipe makes a pleasant, sweet and fruity beetroot chutney ideal for eating with cold meats and salads. 2
Red Cabbage in the Pickling Style

This is a family favourite way of cooking Red Cabbage. Quick and easy to make, the flavour is reminiscent of Sweet and Sour vegetable dishes.

Beetroot Soup - Bortsch A quick and easy recipe to make a delicious clear beetroot soup that can be served hot or cold. 2

Vietnamese Beef Soup

A traditional Vietnamese Beef Soup, easy to make and delicious.


A Light, Vegetarian Christmas Pudding

A Christmas Pudding without the weight or wait! Easy and quick to make whilst being easier on the calories than traditional recipes.


Stir Fried Beef with Onions

A slightly spicy stir fry of beef and onions in the Chinese style, quick to prepare.


Cinnamon Pork

A traditional Vietnamese Pork main dish which is cooked with cinnamon spice.


Mulled Wine A traditional hot mulled wine drink made with Red wine, Cinnamon and Cloves - ideal for a winter warmer! 2

Chicken and Lentil Curry

A Quick and Easy Korma Style Chicken Indian curry recipe


Beetroot Curry

A Subtle Velvet Beetroot Delectation, Sweet, slightly spicy and smooth on the palate



Traditional Ways to Cook and Pickle this much neglected Vegetable


English Tavern Cookies

This recipe is a traditional, delicate cookie from the USA. It is quite unlike the large, brash, 'cartwheels' you see at shopping centre or mall cookie outlets.
"Virginia has many old English recipes which have been cherished along with her other traditions. Tavern Biscuits still have a special place on the Afternoon Tea menu in many a plantation house."


Syrup Topped Pumpkin Cake

A delicately orange flavoured pumpkin cake topped with syrup. ideal for afternoon tea or as a desert!


Cabbage and Carrot Curry

A spicy vegetable side dish of carrots and cabbage to accompany many Indian meals.


Singaporean Noodles

Both a vegetarian and meaty version of this favourite Asian noodle dish is given here.


Chicken and Pasta Recipes Two recipes for light, low fat, quick and easy to cook pasta dishes with chicken. 2
Chinese Lemon Chicken A delicately flavoured lemon chicken dish in the Guangdong style. 3

Almond-Topped Apples

A Delicious Almond Topped Apple Dessert


Fried Green Pepper Starter

A Majorcan green pepper starter or side dish that is quick and tasty.


Meatballs Stroganoff

An easy to make meatball and pasta dish with lots of flavour and economical too!


Spicy Pumpkin Soup

A spicy combination of butternut, carrot and onion are the main ingredients of this quick and easily made soup.

Vegetable soup Recipes Ways to make a variety of autumn vegetable soups that are wholesome, vegetarian, tasty, economical and very low in calories. 2

A REAL Fruitcake !

A fun one to try for all occasions ?



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