Steak and Shiitake Bulgogi

Large-leaf lettuce leaves, such as bibb and red leaf, are a great carb-free alternative to taco shells and tortilla wraps – not to mention a classic accompaniment to bulgogi. Serve with steamed rice (if desired).

Roast Turkey with Lemon Couscous

A small whole turkey is amazingly economical. It will give enough meat for at least 8 portions, or you can serve 4 people and have plenty of leftovers for sandwiches, salads and other dishes and make stock with the carcass. This roast turkey with lemon couscous is a wonderful pairing.

Beef Stroganoff

Combined with mushrooms, a small amount of meat goes a long way. Cooked in a creamy sauce made with light sour cream, then tossed with tagliatelle, this makes a luxurious dish, with much less fat than the original version.

Tofu noodles

Popular in Northern Japan, soba noodles are made from buckwheat flour, which gives them a slightly nutty flavour. In this quick and simple dish, the thin brown noodles are delicious stir-fried with protein-rich tofu and crunchy water chestnuts.

Teriyaki chicken with vegetables

You can prepare the chicken ahead of time ‘ this will not only increase the flavour, but it means that all you have to do before serving is briefly cook it with vitamin-rich vegetables. If you like, serve with steamed rice.

Stir-fried chicken livers with mushrooms

The delicate flavour and creamy texture of chicken livers work well with mushrooms and sherry, while broccoli adds further vitamins and minerals.’The stir-fry is served on toasted ciabatta to soak up the juices.

Vietnamese Tofu and Noodle Salad

An exciting layered salad combining crisp vegetables flavoured with fresh herbs, noodles and marinated grilled tofu. The tofu is best prepared several hours in advance as longer marinating will enhance the flavour.

Mushroom and fennel soup

Sweet anise-flavoured fennel and earthy mushrooms make a delicious combination in this smooth vegetable soup, topped with a cheesy garnish. Serve with chunks of rustic bread to make a satisfying meal.

Beef olives

This updated version of a traditional recipe is ideal for entertaining. Slices of beef are wrapped around a mushroom stuffing to make rolls, which are then braised with vegetables.

Liver, Bacon and Mushroom Pie

Nothing beats the smell of a pie baking in the oven, and this one is even more aromatic than most with its rosemary-flavoured crust.

Polenta and Mushroom Grills

Cooked and cooled polenta can be cut into shapes and grilled to make an excellent base for a tempting topping. Here the polenta is flavoured with Gruyère cheese, and the topping is a savoury mixture of mushrooms, walnuts and herbs. Serve as a sophisticated appetizer’with a few mixed salad leaves if you like.

Crab and Black Mushroom Soup

An exotic spin on traditional mushroom soup, using crabmeat.

Chinese-Style Lemon Chicken

A savoury lemon sauce seasoned with a hint of sesame tastes fabulous with tender chicken and crunchy Asian vegetables. Serve Chinese-style lemon chicken with plain egg noodles or rice to add some satisfying starchy carbohydrate.

Stir-Fried Pork With Chinese Greens

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.

Sesame Pork and Noodle Salad

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.