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Clonakilty Potato Hash

This is a lovely breakfast for the family. Top tip: cook the potatoes the night before and chill until you're ready to fry.

Mushroom and leek pie

Mushroom and leek pie

Creamy mushrooms and leeks encased in a crispy, golden pie crust. Delicious, filling and a great choice to serve to both vegans and meat-eaters!

Balsamic roasted new potatoes

Balsamic roasted new potatoes with asparagus

A flavourful side dish featuring seasonal asparagus and new potatoes. Salty potatoes paired with the subtle sweetness from the asparagus and balsamic vinegar make this utterly moreish!

salad jar shakers

DIY salad jar shakers

Saag gosht

Saag gosht, coriander salsa & bombay sweet potatoes

This is a family recipe handed down to my from my nana Perveen, who has been making me this dish my whole life. Everyone I make it for says it’s the best curry they’ve ever had. It’s definitely a banquet dish, so I would put it in a large serving dish for everyone to dig in alongside the potatoes, the salsa and the raita from page 87. The good news is, after the initial prep you can leave it cooking for a few hours, allowing you time with your guests. Most of the spices in this recipe we have used through the book, so you should have them in your cupboards.

Spanish braised chicken and chorizo stew

5-a-day Spanish braised chicken and chorizo stew

This contains lots of hidden veggies, contributing heavily to your 5-a-day. Serve to your guests with a mezze board and chunky bread for dipping. For yourself, savour and enjoy the

flavours! If you’re on the Shapeshifter or Transformer meal plans, feel free to add 100g canned cannellini beans to turn this into a hearty broth. A speed-up tip here is to use pre-cut chorizo. Most supermarkets sell it packaged and ready diced; it’ll save you time skinning and chopping a whole chorizo, plus they are usually in 70g pouches. This is a low-carb, high-protein and high-fibre dish so it’s great for Kickstarters and it’s good on fasting days, too.

McCain Crispy Sweet Potato Fries with Mexican chicken

Wholesome, spiced and seasoned Mexican chicken with sweet roasted vegetables and McCain’s Crispy Sweet Potato Fries.

Spicy Veggie Soup

Spicy Veggie Soup

I love making a decent soup, especially at this time of year! And it’s such a good option for prepping for a few days in advance.

Lentil ragu

Lentil ragu

I was surprised with this meal as I couldn’t believe that such a simple recipe could be so tasty, and weirdly it seemed quite creamy as well. I think adding a bit of garlic to the sauce or serving with vegan garlic bread and grated vegan cheese on top would be superb!

Jimmy Doherty - sticky ribs

Sarson’s Sticky Spare Ribs

With smoky sweet potato wedges