There are lots of variations on these savoury Mexican pastries, which are similar to Cornish pasties. The filling here is a blend of lean, spicy chicken and vegetables, subtly flavoured with nuts and dried fruit.
This is a novel way of serving the popular Chinese dish of stir-fried sweet and sour chicken. Here zucchinis and bean sprouts are added to the chicken, and the whole mixture is folded up in pancakes.
Strips of chicken in a crisp coating of sesame seeds, breadcrumbs and cornflakes are served on a crunchy vegetable salad dressed with a fresh herb vinaigrette. A little chili powder in the coating gives this warm sesame chicken salad a bit of a kick.
Tahini, a paste made from sesame seeds, is a favourite ingredient in Middle Eastern cooking. Available at most large grocery stores, it adds a nutty taste and thick creaminess to the dressing for this nutritious tarragon chicken and baby spinach salad.
This mango chicken salad recipe combines new potatoes, tender broiled chicken and asparagus. Tossed in a fresh orange dressing and then gently mixed with juicy mango slices and baby salad greens, it makes a delicious and well-balanced meal all on its own.
This chicken salad has an Asian twist. Fried chicken is tossed with oranges, green onions, snow peas and lychees and is then crowned with a drizzle of creamy peanut dressing. What a treat for your heart and your taste buds!
This dish is elegant enough to serve at a dinner party, yet easy enough for everyday cooking. Lean veal is cooked with Marsala wine, and mushrooms are added for flavour but no additional fat. Serve veal Marsala on a bed of orzo or other small pasta.
In this light summery dish, ultra-thin, tender veal escalopes are quickly fried and covered with herbs, and the pan is then deglazed with wine to make a sauce. New potatoes and spinach make the perfect accompaniments.
There’s a whole bulb of garlic in this recipe, but after slow-roasting it comes out of the oven tasting mild and sweet. Serve the veal steaks with lemon-garlic sauce, lightly steamed asparagus and boiled new potatoes sprinkled with chopped parsley.
This quick version of classic Hungarian goulash is rich and delicious. Strips of lean pork, shredded red cabbage and green pepper cook quickly and taste excellent with the traditional flavourings of paprika and caraway seeds.
A spoonful of mustard peps up this simple, vegetable-rich cidered pork stew. Fluffy herb dumplings served on top help to mop up every bit of the full-flavoured sauce, and turn the pork stew into a well-balanced meal in a bowl.
Stir-fries do not have to be complicated, with numerous ingredients, as this simple recipe shows. Here strips of pork fillet are marinated then stir-fried with Chinese greens. Egg noodles make the perfect accompaniment.
Fresh and fruity, this pork casserole with celery and walnuts comes from Normandy in northwestern France, where cider apples grow in profusion. A dish of rice is cooked in the oven at the same time, making this a very simple meal to prepare. Serve with green vegetables.
Sweet and sour sauce doesn’t have to be a thick bright orange. This modern, light version of sweet and sour pork allows the succulence of the meat and the fresh flavours and different textures of a variety of vegetables and noodles to shine through.
Lean pork is now on the heart-healthy menu. To keep these pork chops healthy but succulent, top them with homemade pesto. It uses just a tiny bit of oil but seals in all the pork’s juices at the same time.
Here, pan-fried pieces of asparagus and prosciutto are combined with wilted baby spinach and crisp-baked croutons in a delicious warm salad for two. Serve this salad with a side dish of new potatoes tossed with a little extra virgin olive oil.
With its typical Chinese flavours’ginger, soy sauce and rice vinegar’this sesame pork and noodle salad makes a delectable dish for either lunch or dinner. It is particularly nutritious as most of the vegetables are raw.
This quick sauté of pork medallions and peppers makes an excellent dinner party dish, with its well-balanced sweet and sour elements coming from balsamic vinegar, oranges and olives. It is especially good’and extra nutritious’served with broccoli.
In this dish, pork spare ribs are simmered first to tenderize the meat and to remove some of the fat, before being roasted in a deliciously sticky orange and mustard glaze. Choose the meatiest ribs you can find.
In this version of the long-time family favourite, shepherd’s pie, the ground lamb filling contains plenty of vegetables and red lentils, giving a rich flavour and texture. A generous serving of peas will make this old-fashioned meal even more nutritious.