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Worton-style fried peppers recipe
This Mediterranean style fried pepper dish from my favourite farmshop café has a good combination of flavours – the fruitiness of the peppers,...
Green Pawpaw, Carrot and Cashew Salad
A classic Thai street food salad, based on pawpaw at its unripe, green stage, when it has all its anti-inflammatory and digestion-aiding properties, but...
Beetroot and squash relish recipe
This beetroot and squash relish has wonderful colour and flavour, is good with grilled and barbecued meat, and nice heated and served warm with pork chops....
Tomato tart with poppy seed pastry recipe
One of the best summer tarts, with delicious extra nuttiness from the poppy seeds, sharpness from the tomatoes a good contrast to the creamy cheese.
Mini pelargonium, blackberry and apple pies recipe
Pelargonium leaves make an excellent addition to a classic apple and blackberry pie. Make one big pie, or miniature versions in ramekins.
Thai prawn, mango and coconut lettuce parcels recipe
I love this when the weather's warm and sunny, piling the different ingredients on to individual lettuce leaves and then folding the leaves into parcels.
Summer Berry Jelly
A summer pudding with no bread, and light on the jelly, which is made from freshly juiced apples, holding together many punnets of super-healthy berries....
Strawberry and passion-fruit sorbet recipe
Strawberries and passion fruit are both sweet so here you don't need the usual piles of sugar of the average sorbet or ice-cream. The occasional crunch...
Pea Soup with Mint and Dill
This takes less than 10 minutes from start to finish, and it’s fine made with frozen peas instead of fresh. Many pea soups include a little sugar,...
Rhubarb syllabub recipe
This is a classic spring pudding – easy and quick to make, as well as being light, frothy and delicious.
Provençal Squid, New Potato, Olive and Tomato Stew
There are many versions of squid stew, but this one has a particularly rich flavour. Squid goes brilliantly with tomatoes and together they make excellent...
Coconut milk and Greek yoghurt panna cotta caramel recipe
A low fat panna cotta, using yoghurt and coconut milk instead of cream. Make this the day before, so the caramel is absorbed into the panna cotta overnight...
Smoked mackerel, broccoli and almond salad recipe
This is an excellent salad for lunch or as a starter for dinner. Serve with griddled sour dough, scraped lightly with garlic and drizzled with a little...
Kale, mushroom and lentil pilaf with toasted goat's cheese recipe
This is hearty, filling winter food. Chestnut mushrooms in particular are good here as they don't collapse on cooking, or you can use whole button mushrooms,...
Pomegranate bellinis recipe
Pomegranates are at their sweetest and best from late autumn through early winter, so make the most of them. You can squeeze the juice yourself or...
Roast parsnips rolled in parmesan recipe
These are crunchy and sweet, lovely with any meat or stew, to eat with an aperitif, or as a first course dipped into crème fraîche...
Autumn garden stir-fry with peanut noodles recipe
Don't try and cook more than this in one go, as the wok will be overwhelmed. This is a delicious and quick, tasty dinner.
Dutch apple cake recipe
In Holland this is always made with the apple variety 'Belle de Boskoop' which is difficult to find here unless you grow it, so use 'Howgate Wonder' or...
Blackberry and Apple Fruit Leathers
Fruit leathers are a chewy, intensely flavoured snack, perfect to make if you have a range cooker on all the time, like an Aga. Apples form the fruit...
Roasted beetroot, yoghurt and hazelnut salad recipe
In early summer – when beetroots are still small and the leaves young and tender, this is traditionally served with the beetroot and yoghurt salad...
Sarah's Superfoods: Tomatoes
Super-healthy tomatoes are so versatile, you could eat them at every meal in a thousand different ways and never be bored.
Herb salad with halloumi and chorizo recipe
This is at its best with the halloumi and chorizo straight out of the pan, so get everything ready and then cook them both last.
Courgette balls with summer salsa recipe
This is ideal as an appetiser or canapés at a party, using the sauce as a dip. It looks good with yellow and green courgettes mixed together as...
Quinoa, courgette and lemon salad recipe
Quinoa is filling – a little goes a long way. It's a seed from the goosefoot or fat hen family, so it's a good source of protein, gluten-free, easy...
Slow-cooked tomato with feta and basil salad recipe
Use your oven to 'sun-dry' your tomatoes. This retains their sweetness, does not dry them out too much and preserves them short-term.
Sarah's Superfoods: Tomato recipes
Four of Sarah's favourite tomato recipes, to make the most of your super-healthy crop.
Sarah's Superfoods: Sweet potatoes
As a nation, we’re devoted to potatoes, eaten every which way. But why not use more of the healthy, coral-orange sweet potato?
Beer-can chicken recipe
Although bizarre, the technique used here is an excellent way to cook a chicken, with the bird steamed from the inside at the same time as being roasted...
The secret of a good pizza is a crisp wafer-thin base and the keys to that are in the dough recipe and in rolling it very thinly. Sarah shares her favourite...
Lemon chicken and herb salad recipe
Simple yet delicious, this is a wonderfully fresh-tasting salad. Once tried, you can’t help but make it again and again, swapping the herbs, nuts...
Sarah's Superfoods: Spring salad
Eating a good leaf salad every day isn’t a hardship. A lettuce-based salad contains vitamins A, C and K, along with lots of dietary fibre and minerals,...
Sarah's Superfoods: Broccoli recipes
Try Sarah's delicious Smoked Mackerel, Broccoli and Almond Salad, or the tasty Broccoli and Cauliflower Falafel Fritters with Sweet and Sour Tomato Sauce.
How to freeze flowers
I like freezing the small edible flowers – anchusas, borage, pansies and violas – in ice or olive oil cubes.
Red Thai curry mussels recipe
Delicious, spicy and fragrant, mussels, like oysters, are generally thought to be best in the colder months of the year (those with an ‘r’...
Sarah's Superfoods: Spring salad recipes
Try to include a salad in at least one of your daily meals, and it doesn’t just have to be lunch or dinner – you’ll be all the better...
Smoked chicken, mango and spring herb salad recipe
The perfect salad to eat as we, and the garden, emerge from hibernation in spring.
Sarah's Superfoods: Blood orange recipes
February to March is the best time for Sicilian blood oranges, with all their health benefits including vitamin C, antioxidants, fibre and calcium.
Sarah's Superfoods: Blood oranges
Small fruit crammed with huge flavour and a soft texture that almost melts in the mouth, blood oranges are always juicy.
Kale seaweed recipe
One of my favourite snacks for a winter party – a big plate of kale seaweed, with everyone dipping in. Because of the amount of oil in the cooking,...
Wild garlic and ricotta al forno recipe
This is rich yet fresh, and lighter than it sounds – wonderful with bread and a crunchy green salad. You can leave out the olives if you prefer....
Sarah's Superfoods: Kale recipes
Try Sarah's delicious kale recipes, including kale crisps, pilaf, curry and salad.
Lemon cordial recipe
You can use other citrus fruits for this cordial recipe. In Spain, you'll see a similar recipe made with clementines and it's delicious with limes.