Asparagus and Pancetta Gluten-Free Pasta with Hazelnuts

This quick gluten-free pasta is also dairy-free. The light and lemony flavour is perfect for any day of the week, even after work.

Apple and Fennel Salad with Blue Cheese Dressing

This is a tasty salad to have in your repertoire for the winter months. Bulb fennel has a distinctive, sweet aniseed flavour that works well with bitter witlof and refreshing crisp apple. A creamy blue cheese dressing is the perfect partner.

Roasted Hazelnut Brussels Sprouts

Brussels sprouts have excellent cancer-fighting powers. Top with hazelnuts and drizzle them with a vanilla bean brown butter glaze for a delicious Thanksgiving side dish.

Hummus salad

Homemade hummus only takes a few moments to whizz together and makes a perfect light lunch, served simply with pita. But for a balanced meal, turn it into this more substantial salad with the addition of crisp salad vegetables.

Mixed leaf and peach salad with brie crostini

A delicious way to enjoy the delights of summer, with rust-red salad greens, currants and peaches all bursting with vitamin C. The addition of crostini with creamy brie makes this a satisfying salad to serve as a light lunch.

Goat’s Cheese and Cranberry Strudel

An impressive centrepiece for a festive vegetarian meal, this crisp phyllo pastry ring is filled with mushrooms, hazelnuts, vivid, tart cranberries and cubes of tangy goat’s cheese. Serve with cranberry sauce and a mixed leaf salad.

Apple and Hazelnut Drop Scones

Drop scones are an almost instant snack or breakfast treat. The thick batter is made by simply stirring together a few basic pantry ingredients, and the scones cook in minutes. Here they are flavoured with diced apple and toasted hazelnuts. Top with a little light maple syrup and enjoy warm from the pan.

Apple and Cranberry Cake Topped with Hazelnuts and Pecans

This moist apple cake is ideal for brunch or as a snack. Granny Smith apples are a perfect choice for this recipe because they resist well to baking and are succulent with cranberries. Golden apples are also a good substitute.

Hazelnut Meringue Cake

Simply add candles to turn this light but gooey hazelnut meringue cake into a birthday cake. As it has a pastry cream and fresh raspberry filling, it’s much lower in fat and calories than conventional celebration cakes.