RecipesDish typeStartersMezeGreek dolmades are delicious served as a main, but also as part of a meze spread. This is a meatless version.28 people made thisIngredientsServes: 7 250ml olive oil, divided675g onions, chopped325g uncooked white rice2 lemons, juiced2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill30g chopped fresh parsley2 tablespoons pine nuts1 (250g) jar vine leaves, drained and rinsedMethodPrep:45min ›Cook:45min ›Extra time:1hr30min › Ready in:3hrPreheat oven to 190 C / Gas 5.
Category Traditional recipes
Chicken stock is an essential building block for soups, stews and sauces. You can buy shop-bought stock, but homemade is so much better. Making your own stock is also easy and a great way to save money, because you use chicken pieces you might otherwise throw away - like backs, necks, and bones.
A perfectly roasted and glazed ham is something special, which is why you& 39;ll see it on many a Christmas and Easter table. With your favourite glaze, the ham is guaranteed to be moist, juicy and full of flavour. With just a few easy steps, you can ensure you roast a glazed ham to perfection every time.
RecipesIngredientsVegetableRoot vegetablesPotato An easy dish which can easily be prepared and left in the fridge for children, husband or other lazy cooks in the household to be cooked next day. Also great with leftovers of fish or with frozen cheaper supermarket fish (which is usually not tasty enough to be eaten plain).
RecipesIngredientsMeat and poultryPorkHamGammon An old family recipe devised (I believe) by my grandmother to use small amount of left over gammon/ham and make it go a long way! These are delicious served with peas and a poached egg..yum yum. Allow 2-3 per person.Recipe by:Norfolk, England, UK14 people made thisIngredientsMakes: 8 individual rissoles200g cold cooked gammon or ham50g rice, cooked till al dente1 medium to large onion, finely chopped500g warm potatoes, peeled and boiled1 egg cupful dried mixed herbssalt and black pepper to taste1 egg, beatenflour for dredgingoil for fryingMethodPrep:20min ›Cook:10min ›Ready in:30minMince the gammon, you want it the same sort of consistency as minced beef.
RecipesDish typeDessertFruit dessertsBerry dessertsRaspberry dessertsThis easy dish will send your taste buds to heaven and it& 39;s the perfect desert to make for your family as it very quick. It is utterly delicious and is a lovely dish to make in the summer months of the year.Recipe by:Renfrewshire, Scotland, UK65 people made thisIngredientsServes: 4 350g (12 oz) raspberries (fresh or frozen)1 teaspoon sugar150g (6 oz) self raising flour1 pinch baking powder75g (3 oz) caster sugar75g (3 oz) margarine or butter, chilled and cut into cubesMethodPrep:20min ›Cook:20min ›Ready in:40minFirst preheat the oven to 190 C / Gas 6.
RecipesDish typeCakeCelebration cakesBirthday cakeKids& 39; birthday cakesBirthday cakes for boysAmazing to look at and even better to eat!Recipe by:Greater Manchester, England, UK197 people made thisIngredientsMakes: 12 cupcakes125g unsalted butter125g self-raising flour125g caster sugar2 eggs1 tsp vanilla extract3 tbsp milk4 bottles food colouring (red, blue, yellow, green)12 cupcake casesMethodPrep:30min ›Cook:15min ›Ready in:45minPreheat oven to 200 C / Gas mark 6.
RecipesDish typeCakeVegetable cakesCarrot cakeI had a look around the kichen and noticed that I had quite a few carrotts lying around abandoned in the corner, and was quitely contemplating what I could do with them apart from roasting them or turning them into soup.Recipe by:andyhNorthamptonshire, England, UK220 people made thisIngredientsMakes: 12 Cupcakes150g self raising flour1 teaspoon baking powder1/4 teaspoon cinnamon1/4 teaspoon nutmeg125g softened butter125g brown sugar75g grated carrot2 eggs100g full fat or low fat cream cheese2 tbsp icing sugara few drops lemon flavouring or lemon rindMethodPrep:25min ›Cook:25min ›Extra time:15min cooling › Ready in:1hr5minPreheat oven to 180 (gas mark 4).
RecipesDish typeBreakfastMy other half loves this as a quick supper. It combines a few of his favourite foods and is very simple to make!Recipe by:Yorkshire, England, UK20 people made thisIngredientsServes: 1 2 slices of thick wholemeal bread6 mushrooms2 to 4 glugs Worcester saucelarge handful grated mature Cheddar cheeselarge handful grated Wensleydale cheese2 dessertspoons soy sauce2 dessertspoons butter4 plum tomatoes, slicedMethodPrep:10min ›Cook:5min ›Ready in:15minLine the bottom of the grill pan with foil.
RecipesDish typeSaladVegetable saladCabbage saladHere& 39;s a wonderful American side dish for summertime parties with hamburgers or hot dogs, though this one is especially formulated to use on pulled pork sandwiches! The listed & 34;resting& 34; time is for the cabbage and carrot to & 34;weep& 34;, and can be up to 4 hours.
RecipesDish typeSaladPasta saladSeafood pasta saladTuna pasta saladThis is an Italian recipe, very nice for the summer months! It has cucumber in it, which I don& 39;t like, but my husband does, so I just add cucumber to his individual portion!Recipe by:Stirlingshire, Scotland, UK278 people made thisIngredientsServes: 4 225g (8 oz) pasta, such as spirali, penne or shells1 tablespoon olive oil200g (7 oz) tin tuna2 tablespoons capers, or 1 tablespoon of white wine vinegar150ml (1/4 pt) mayonnaise1/2 red pepper, finely diced1 (5cm) piece cucumber85g (3 oz) tinned sweetcornjuice of 1/2 a lemon2 hard boiled eggs, quarteredMethodPrep:30min ›Cook:10min ›Ready in:40minCook the pasta in a large saucepan of lightly salted boiling water for 10 to 12 minutes.
RecipesIngredientsVegetableRoot vegetablesPotato Potato side dishesChipsThis is a recipe I borrowed from a friend whose family owned a chain of chip shops on the Northside. The chips are moist and thick, with a soft centre, while the fish is steamed inside a crispy lager-battered coating! Just add malt vinegar and sea salt, and you are sorted!
RecipesDish typeBreakfastBrunchAn easy baked egg with a baked portabella mushroom in a toasted bagel. Easy, fast and a perfect way to start the day!Recipe by:Hampshire, England, UK2 people made thisIngredientsServes: 2 2 free range eggs2 bagels2 large portabella mushroomspinch saltpinch pepper2 tablespoons creme fraicheolive oilMethodPrep:5min ›Cook:12min ›Ready in:17minTurn the oven on to 180 C / Gas 4.
Learn how to roast turkey to perfection with our video on cooking turkey. While there are many ways to cook a turkey, this easy, fail-safe method will produce a golden, juicy, delectable bird every time.Where to start...Start with a fresh or thawed turkey. Thawing can take up to several days so plan ahead.
RecipesDish typeStartersThese are really delicious, especially when served with soured cream or the homemade sauce included in this recipe!39 people made thisIngredientsServes: 12 500g (1 lb) dried black turtle beans1 tablespoon ground cumin1/2 teaspoon chilli powder1/2 teaspoon salt1/2 bunch fresh coriander, chopped2 tablespoons vegetable oilFor the sauce8 tablespoons low fat plain yoghurt1 tablespoon semi-skimmed milk1 pinch cayenne pepperMethodPrep:10min ›Cook:1hr15min ›Ready in:1hr25minPlace black beans in a large pot with enough water to cover.
RecipesDish typeStartersNo cook startersA dip low in fat and calories, but with loads of flavour. If you can& 39;t find tinned black beans, use dried or a tin of refried beans instead.47 people made thisIngredientsServes: 8 1 (400g) tin black beans8 tablespoons light mayonnaise8 tablespoons half fat soured cream1 green chilli, minced1 clove garlic, minced2 tablespoons chopped fresh coriander1 teaspoon chilli powder1 tablespoon olive oil1 tablespoon saltMethodPrep:40min ›Cook:10min ›Ready in:50minIn a mixing bowl, mash the beans with a fork.
RecipesDish typeMain coursePizza This makes a nice change from your usual run of the mill pizza base espcially if you like the base to be crusty! This topping is particularly nice!Recipe by:Stirlingshire, Scotland, UK2 people made thisIngredientsServes: 4 Tomato sauce1 tablespoon olive oil1 onion, finely chopped1 garlic clove, crushed1 (400g) tin chopped tomatoes1 tablespoon tomato puree1 teaspoon dried Italian herbs1 pinch sugarsalt and pepper to seasonPizza2 small baguettes75g sliced cooked ham4 pineapple rings, drained and chopped1/2 green pepper, cut into stripssalt and pepper to season75g Cheddar cheese, gratedMethodPrep:30min ›Cook:45min ›Ready in:1hr15minThe tomato sauce is made first, because it has to be left to cool.
RecipesDish typeCakeTraybakesChocolate traybakesBrowniesI love making brownies, they are really easy to make and taste great. I have tried this with so many different types of chocolate, dark, milk, plain, expensive or own brands and you know what, i don’t think it matters what type you use, they all taste great.
RecipesDish typeDessertNo cook dessertsThis is a french style of truffle,which is predominantly a chocolate ganache, dusted with cocoa powder.Recipe by:County Dublin, Ireland13 people made thisIngredientsMakes: 36 275g (10 oz) dark chocolate, minimum 60 cocoa solids, broken into pieces250ml (9 fl oz) double cream50g (2 oz) unsalted butter, at room temperature50g (2 oz) cocoa powderMethodPrep:30min ›Extra time:5hr chilling › Ready in:5hr30minPlace the chocolate in a large bowl.
RecipesDish typeCakeCelebration cakesBirthday cakeEver heard of a whoopie pie? They& 39;re a bit like a macaroon but with a more cake-like texture. Hugely popular Stateside, the name comes from when Amish women would put them in farmers& 39; lunchboxes and they& 39;d supposedly shout & 39;whoopie& 39; if they found one in their box!
RecipesIngredientsPastaPasta sauceTomato sauceThis is a cheap and tasty meal, very filling. It is quick to make to, so good if you are in a hurry, for something quick to eat.Recipe by:Stirlingshire, Scotland, UK11 people made thisIngredientsServes: 4 350g spaghetti60g butter1 onion, finely chopped2 cloves garlic, crushed1 teaspoon dried oregano1/2 bay leaf1 (400g) tin chopped tomatoes4 tablespoons tomato pureea dash of Worcestershire saucea pinch of sugarsalt and pepper to season75g cooked ham, diced75g grated ParmesanMethodPrep:5min ›Cook:10min ›Ready in:15minBring a large pan of salted water to the boil and cook the spaghetti for about 12 minutes.