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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.
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.
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. Served warm, these make 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.
Quick and easy chilli jam recipe
Sarah shows you how to make her delicious chilli and tomato jam recipe.
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.
Grow your own herbal pelargonium tea
Sarah shows you her favourite varieties of scented leaf pelargonium and how she uses these to make herbal tisanes.
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 –...
Sarah makes her favourite basil ice cream
From plot to plate, Sarah guides you through the steps to making basil ice cream.
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.
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.
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.
Garlic bread with chilli and coriander recipe
Delicious with almost any soup or with a big vat of Moules marinière.
Chicory and blood orange salad recipe
Putting fruit in a salad may seem a bit retro but this salad looks beautiful and is ideal as a light winter first course.
Lemon and courgette drizzle cake recipe
You can make this cake anytime, but all citrus fruit is good in the winter and early spring. The courgette adds a brilliant moistness and cuts through...
Crispy cumin and caraway squid recipe
The fragrant tastes of cumin and caraway are delicious with squid.
Liz's marzipan and dried cherry flapjacks recipe
The tartness of the dried cherries in these flapjacks prevents them from being too sweet, and the marzipan adds a hint of almond.
Fennel and apple salad with toasted pumpkin seeds recipe
Fennel and apples are at their very best in the autumn or early winter. This is lovely as a starter, but also good with chicken, and delicious with almost...
Banbury cakes recipe
These Banbury cakes are brilliantly versatile – filled with less sweet homemade mincemeat, they are great for pudding or tea at Christmas time.