This cabbage rolls recipe isn’t just easy and quick to make, it’s healthy too.
This spicy black bean soup has a wonderful texture, and the cilantro adds freshness to this spicy dish.
These Spanish-Style Eggs are perfect for weekend brunch.
This recipe swaps traditional pasta for spaghetti squash to up your intake of healthy vegetables.
This vegetarian soup packs plenty of protein. Have it on the dinner table in less than 30 minutes.
Spinach is not only a great diabetes superfood, it’s full of antioxidants. Made with lean ground beef and turkey, this meat-and-potatoes dish is a slimming star. In this recipe, the other vegetables get roasted and puréed to make a great sauce.
Few cooking traditions embrace lamb as much as Greek. Fresh herbs, tomatoes, and plentiful garlic make this lovely baked entrée taste uniquely Mediterranean. This dish is similar to moussaka, but with orzo pasta instead of rice.
This is a simple recipe that can double as a sauce for pasta. Tomatoes are chock full of the antioxidant lycopene, which has been shown to decrease the risk of cancer and cardiovascular disease, among others. Use salt-free canned tomatoes if you can find them. I sometimes substitute fresh rosemary for the basil, and it’s delicious. If you like, sprinkle the soup with some grated Parmesan or pecorino cheese.
This hearty stew promises to be a family favourite during the cold winter months. Packed with spinach, this stew is also a great source of antioxidants and vitamins.
Boost your intake of cancer-fighting cruciferous vegetables with this tasty tomato-based broccoli and cauliflower soup.
Traditionally made with ground lamb, moussaka can be made low-GI by using vegetables.
Pro Tip: This dish is great when first made, but even better the second day after the flavours have married.
This healthy tomato sauce is quick to make and can be served over pasta, chicken or meat.
In this delicious dish, grilled slices of eggplant and zucchini are layered with a rich tomato sauce and cumin-flavoured yogurt, then baked. Thick slices of multi-grain bread and a crisp green salad are perfect accompaniments for baked eggplant with yogurt.
These oven-baked beans are cooked slowly to create a richly flavoured vegetable dish’a revelation if you’ve only ever eaten the canned variety. Serve Boston baked beans alongside grilled meat, together with potatoes or bread.
‘Tostadas’ comes from the Spanish word for toasted. These flat, crisply toasted corn tortillas can be topped with all sorts of savoury things. Here a delicious spicy chicken, pepper, bean and tomato mixture is used.
This mellow curry of ground beef has just a hint of chili, so it’s ideal for children who like to be a little adventurous with their food. Serve the keema curry with cucumber raita, steamed basmati rice and warm nan bread.
Cooked in a delicious wine-enriched tomato sauce, a nutritious mix of seafood makes an elegant partner for the thin spaghettini. Prepare a leafy mixed side salad to go with this spaghettini marinara, a great dinner party main course.
Based on the Moroccan way of stewing meat with fruit, here lamb is marinated with mushrooms and herbs, then cooked slowly with dried apricots. Shredded cabbage and fresh mint enliven the couscous accompaniment.
Here’s a new lower-fat version of a classic Bolognese, a full-flavoured meat sauce tossed with strands of spaghetti and served with Parmesan cheese. There’s less beef than in traditional recipes, but low-fat chicken livers enrich the sauce.