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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...
Christmas pudding recipe
This recipe, adapted from Constance Spry, makes a pudding with great texture and flavour, including whole almonds and masses of dried fruit. It's the...
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...
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...
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.
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...
Rhubarb syllabub recipe
This is a classic spring pudding – easy and quick to make, as well as being light, frothy and delicious.
Lemon chicken and herb salad
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: 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’...
Smoked chicken, mango and spring herb salad recipe
The perfect salad to eat as we, and the garden, emerge from hibernation in spring.
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
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....
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.
Tutti Frutti Kulfi recipe
One of my favourite puddings – a healthy, non dairy ice-cream. You can cut the calories ever further by using light coconut milk.
Pork terrine recipe
This is an incredibly easy and versatile dish, delicious served as a starter with some salad leaves and horseradish cream.
Mini blinis with smoked salmon or roe recipe
Using buckwheat flour mixed with plain sharpens the flavour. Serve warm. Perfect posh party nibbles.
Individual Christmas cakes recipe
Christmas cake never seems to get eaten in our house, so I tend to make several small ones rather than a single big one. These are also great for presents...
Prosciutto and rocket rolls recipe
If you're having drinks before a lunch party, it's a good idea to make some quick and simple canapés to have at the same time. These I love –...
Coffee mousse recipe
When the weather is cold, there's nothing better than a really intense coffee mousse – a cappuccino in a pudding.
Spiced aubergine salad recipe
This salad is lovely served warm as a first course with cucumber raita and flatbread.
Grape jelly recipe
This jelly is lovely on bread or toast and wonderful whisked into a sauce with meat or game.
Christmas fruit cake recipe
Christmas cake is at its best eaten with a slice of crumbly Lancashire or Stilton cheese. Have it, instead of a pudding, to finish one of your Christmas...
Roast cumin carrots recipe
The beauty of these carrots is that you can make them the day before – they are just as good reheated. The slow roasting brings out all their sweetness,...
Using bread in a salad may seem odd, and you might think it would be heavy, but this is one of the best summer tomato salads.
Japanese griddled courgettes recipe
This is as simple as it comes, but is so delicious, I could eat it on its own and it's excellent with almost any fish or meat. Use a mix of colours –...
Basil ice cream (or frozen yoghurt) recipe
I know it sounds odd, but this is one of my favourite ever ice creams.
Chicken puttanesca with waxy new potatoes recipe
This is a one-pot dish, which needs only a salad to make it a meal.
Crisp courgette wedges recipe
These crunchy courgettes in an anchovy crust are wonderful dipped into anchovy mayonnaise.
Split pea and mint croquettes recipe
Healthy, sustaining and absolutely delicious. You could use sorrel instead of mint for the sauce.
Strawberry and orange granita recipe
A quick, easy and very delicious summertime dessert, great topped with Cointreau or vodka.
Iranian herb and feta salad recipe
A simple and delicious starter that's perfect for spring. Almost no preparation needed – everyone helps themselves to fill their own pitta bread.
Garlic bread with chilli and coriander recipe
Delicious with almost any soup or with a big vat of Moules marinière.