A selection of ground and whole spices and a hint of coconut flavour the mixed vegetables in this contemporary curry, which is cooked in stages so that all the individual tastes remain distinct and delicious. Serve stir-fried vegetable curry with boiled rice.
Dark green Puy lentils, grown in the south of France, have a unique, peppery flavour that is enhanced by spicy chili. The green lentils do not disintegrate during cooking and their texture is a perfect complement to the flakiness of fresh fish.
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.
Barley is one of the crops that farmers love, due to its short growing season and hardy nature. We should love this nutty, wholesome grain too, since it is so good for us. Serve cajun-spiced barley with extra-lean beef sausages or lamb kebabs.
Broiled slices of herbed polenta topped with a creamy, melting mixture of Gorgonzola and ricotta cheeses is a delicious dish, ideal for a tempting starter. It is served hot with a garnish of salad greens.
These rice croquettes are moulded around nuggets of mozzarella and rolled in breadcrumbs before cooking. Traditionally croquettes are deep-fried, but these are oven-baked for a modern streamlined version that is much healthier.
Fragrant basil pesto adds a taste of summer to this healthier version of a classic French vegetable pesto soup. Aromatic vegetables add flavour and plenty of vitamins while keeping the fat in check. What a wonderful way to eat your vegetables!