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Hot cross buns recipe
A delicious treat for Easter, perfect to share with friends and family. Give as gifts or share straight from the oven or toaster with lashings of good...
Smoked Mackerel and Parsnip Fish Cakes
We should be eating as much oily fish as we can, and this is a delicious way to do so. Serve with a home-made tomato sauce.
Citrus Fruit Salad
Ideally, make this with super-nutritious blood oranges, but if they're not available, use the best standard oranges, such as Navels. It's healthy and...
The Best Muesli
This recipe, unlike many shop-bought muselis, conains no added sugar. Make a big batch of the core recipe to last a couple of weeks and storie in an airtight...
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....
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...
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: 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...
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.
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.
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....
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.
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...
Rosemary, olive and lemon chicken recipe
This recipe is perfect for cool spring weekends, using rosemary from the pots on your kitchen windowsill.
Easter biscuits recipe
These make a wonderful gift for friends and family – perfect with a cup of tea in the morning. Or add some ginger for Christmas biscuits!
Large hollow Easter egg recipe
Making home-made chocolate Easter eggs for friends and family is a fantastic gift, and fun to do!
Lemon and anchovy purple sprouting broccoli recipe
This fresh recipe uses the best of seasonal produce with zingy, Mediterranean flavours.
Creamy watercress soup recipe
Watercress gives a peppery flavour to any dish, and is highlighted perfectly in this soup.
Growing rhubarb and making cordial
Sarah talks through the different varieties of rhubarb she grows in order to extend the season.
Quick rhubarb chutney with cardamom recipe
This delicious rhubarb chutney is so easy to make, and is a great way of preserving a large crop of rhubarb.
Primrose lemon curd cupcakes recipe
A delicious and simple lemon curd cupcake recipe, a perfect treat for teatime.
Persian jewelled rice recipe
This delicious seasonal dish is wonderful as a side to spicy meat and vegetable dishes.
Lemon and poppy seed kugelhopf cake recipe
This is a delicious favourite – light and moist, and very special baked in this Polo-mint shape.
Potato gratin with sorrel recipe
Sorrel makes a delicious salsa verde, but it also has a brilliant melting quality, that makes it perfect for this dish.
Spring salsa verde recipe
A delicious and simple Spring salsa verde recipe - perfect herb accompaniment to make up and enjoy with home-grown herbs.
Orange and lemon cake with marmalade cream recipe
A beautiful texture and a zingy flavour, a wonderful treat for any time of the year.
Asparagus and Gruyère tart recipe
Asparagus and Gruyère tart is great for picnics, warm spring days and weekend lunchtimes with friends and family.
Cardamom and poppy seed ice cream recipe
A delicious treat for a hot summer's day - this cardamon and poppy seed ice cream is luxurious and unusual, and perfect to share with friends.
Ricotta al forno recipe
This delicious baked ricotta dish is a yummy late spring and early summer treat to accompany a fresh salad for lunch.
Spicy cauliflower recipe
Spring cauliflower is perfect in this spicy dish - great as a vegetable side topped with toasted nuts.
Asparagus with almonds recipe
A simple and delicious starter - asparagus with almonds is the perfect May first course.
Chilled asparagus soup recipe
The perfect spring and summer dish - this chilled asparagus soup is the perfect light lunch or delicate starter.
Ham in hay with parsley sauce recipe
A traditional Luxembourg dish, delicious for dinner serves with roasted carrots and baby new potatoes.
Stilton and celery tart recipe
A delicious treat, Stilton and Celery tart tastes delicious all year round.