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Whether you’re searching for a quick and easy weeknight dinner, a rustic ragu or a BBQ recipe to feed a crowd, the recipes on this page are all suitable as a main course meal.
Easy Thai Beef Salad

Easy Thai Beef Salad

The ULTIMATE salad! My easy Thai Beef Salad recipe is packed with flavour. With juicy beef steak, fresh vegetables & fragrant herbs, the sweet & spicy Thai dressing is the secret ingredient in this mouthwatering dish.
Creamy Smoked Fish Pie

Creamy Smoked Fish Pie

Comforting, warming and utterly delicious Creamy Smoked Fish Pie is a classic of the British kitchen for good reason. Deeply satisfying and full of healthy omega-3 oils, this is real good mood food.
Lemon and Caper Salmon

Lemon and Caper Salmon

My Lemon and Caper Salmon recipe combines simple ingredients to make a restaurant-quality meal. Tender, flaky salmon fillets in a zesty, buttery lemon and caper sauce, served on a bed of herbed pearl couscous. A tasty, healthy, and easy family dinner.
Ricotta Gnocchi with Lemon and Sage

Ricotta Gnocchi with Lemon and Sage

Lemon Sage Ricotta Gnocchi are super simple to make and taste delicious. Served with a brown butter sauce, with lemon, sage and garlic. Facile e buonissima!
Apricot Glazed Christmas Ham

Apricot Glazed Christmas Ham

Sweet and sticky with a touch of spice, my Apricot Glazed Christmas Ham recipe is sure to please the Christmas crowds. Made with a delicious apricot glaze, this ham is the tastiest, most stress-free Christmas main around.
Greek Lamb Shanks Kleftiko

Greek Lamb Shanks Kleftiko

Looking for an easy and impressive dinner that is packed with flavour? Look no further! My Kleftiko-style Greek Lamb Shanks Recipe is incredibly delicious and fall-off-the-bone tender.
French Pot Roast Chicken

French Pot Roast Chicken

A heart-warming classic, French Pot Roast Chicken or ‘Poulet au Pot’ is a terrific recipe for beautifully juicy, tender chicken with flavoursome root vegetables and a rich gravy. As a bonus, it’s all cooked in one pot so less washing up!
Real German Sauerbraten

Real German Sauerbraten

One of the most delicious and traditional ways to serve beef roast, my authentic German Sauerbraten recipe is made from beef that has been marinated in wine, vinegar and spices, then slow-roasted to fork-tender perfection. Serve with red cabbage and potato dumplings for a proper German feast!
Italian Pork and Fennel Ragu

Italian Pork and Fennel Ragu

My classic Italian Pork and Fennel Ragu recipe is rich, flavoursome and truly delicious. Made in under half an hour it’s the perfect topping for fresh pappardelle.
Stuffed Turkey Breast

Stuffed Turkey Breast

Tender, moist turkey breast filled with traditional stuffing and roasted to perfection. This delicious roast is ready in under two hours, making it perfect for smaller celebrations.
Cashew Chicken

Cashew Chicken

My quick Cashew Chicken recipe is so easy to make and miles better than any takeout. With tender chicken thighs, colourful peppers and crunchy cashews in a delicious sauce, this family-friendly recipe is a real crowd-pleaser.
German Beef Rouladen (Rinderrouladen)

German Beef Rouladen (Rinderrouladen)

My Authentic German Rouladen Recipe is a real family favourite. This traditional German dish is made from thinly sliced beef, stuffed with bacon, onions, pickles and mustard, all simmered in a rich gravy to fork-tender perfection.
Stuffed Jack o’ Lantern Peppers

Stuffed Jack o’ Lantern Peppers

With Halloween just around the corner, who could resist these spookily delicious Jack o’ Lantern Peppers filled with rich and spicy chili beef?
Garlic Miso Chicken Thighs

Garlic Miso Chicken Thighs

Garlic Miso Chicken thighs tossed in a sweet and sticky miso glaze pack a flavourful umami punch. This is a super simple recipe as the chicken and delicious sauce are all cooked in one pan. Serve with fluffy white rice and steamed bok choy for an easy weeknight meal.
Perfect Pork Wellington

Perfect Pork Wellington

Juicy, perfectly cooked pork tenderloin, wrapped in prosciutto, mushrooms and buttery puff pastry. This is truly the Perfect Pork Wellington, my dinner party secret weapon. Better yet, it is even easier to make than it looks!
Beef Shank Osso Buco

Beef Shank Osso Buco

Meltingly tender beef in a rich and tomatoey sauce, slow-cooked Beef Shank Osso Buco is pure Italian comfort food. Served with a bright and zesty blood orange gremolata and plenty of mashed potatoes, this is the ultimate meal when the weather turns cool.
Greek Lemon Chicken Soup

Greek Lemon Chicken Soup

A velvety and flavoursome soup that is pure comfort in a bowl. Greek Lemon Chicken Soup or Avgolemono is a stunning combination of chicken, lemon, orzo and herbs, thickened with whole eggs. Perfect for cool weather!
Hungarian Pork Stew – Pörkölt

Hungarian Pork Stew – Pörkölt

If you’ve ever travelled to Hungary you are sure to have eaten plenty of this famous dish. Similar to goulash, Hungarian Pork Stew or Pörkölt is thick and hearty with a rich tomatoey sauce, perfect as a winter warmer.
Bavarian Pork Schnitzel

Bavarian Pork Schnitzel

Possibly the most famous of all Germanic foods, Bavarian Pork Schnitzel is always a winner. Thinly beaten pork, generously coated in fresh breadcrumbs and fried to golden-brown perfection. Yum!
Oktoberfest Roast Chicken

Oktoberfest Roast Chicken

Oktoberfest Roast Chicken is a Bavarian classic recipe. The secret to tender, fall off the bone meat is to roast the chicken extra low and slow, or poach then roast. I’ve given two fool proof methods below.
Chicken and Chickpea Pilaf

Chicken and Chickpea Pilaf

Turkish Chicken & Chickpea Pilaf or Tavuklu Nohutlu Pilav, made from shredded barbecue chicken with rice and chickpeas is always filling and delicious. Especially when loaded up with juicy chicken and topped with spicy pickled peppers.
Mushroom Ragu with Creamy Polenta

Mushroom Ragu with Creamy Polenta

Mushrooms with Creamy Polenta is autumn on a plate. This famous North Italian speciality is so warm and comforting, and so easy to make. I like to use a mixture of mushrooms for texture and flavour.
Roasted Butternut Squash Risotto

Roasted Butternut Squash Risotto

Pure comfort food, Roasted Butternut Squash Risotto or ‘Risotto alla Zucca’ is a classic of the Italian kitchen. The combination of creamy risotto rice with sweet roasted pumpkin and fragrant sage is a match made in foodie heaven.
Baked Breaded Cod

Baked Breaded Cod

My recipe for Baked Breaded cod, with juicy fish fillets and a golden brown, crunchy topping of lemon, herb and Parmesan breadcrumbs makes a perfect weeknight dinner. It’s a great way to get more healthy fish into your diet – and it’s tasty too so the whole family can enjoy it!
Creamy Chicken Pie

Creamy Chicken Pie

My Creamy Chicken Pie recipe with buttery pastry, a rich and tender chicken filling and creamy sauce makes a fantastic family meal. Make in advance and reheat for a super simple dinner. One of my favourite easy dinners, this is pure comfort food.
Turkish Red Lentil Soup

Turkish Red Lentil Soup

Turkish Red Lentil Soup or Mercimek Çorbası is one of Turkey’s most popular soups. Warming, hearty, healthy and quick and easy to make. Perfect for a cool autumn or spring evening.
Pumpkin and Ginger Soup

Pumpkin and Ginger Soup

With plenty of ginger and bright and zesty orange, silky Pumpkin and Ginger Soup is like a burst of sunshine in a bowl. A delicious recipe to keep you warm when it’s grey and cool outside.
How to Debone Chicken Thighs (with video!) 

How to Debone Chicken Thighs (with video!) 

Knowing how to easily debone chicken thighs is a fantastic kitchen skill to have. The first time you try to debone chicken it can seem a little daunting, so below I’ve given step-by-step instructions as well as a video from two angles to show my simple method.
Speck and Artichoke Risotto

Speck and Artichoke Risotto

Risotto con carciofi e speck or Speck and Artichoke Risotto is one of the most delicious flavours of Italian risotto. Warm and comforting, this is a fabulous dish just by itself, or as a primi or first course of an Italian-inspired feast.
Chicken Parmigiana (Chicken Parmesan)

Chicken Parmigiana (Chicken Parmesan)

Possibly the most popular pub food in Australia, Chicken Parmigiana or Chicken Parmesan (known locally as chicken parmy) is an evergreen crowd-pleaser. Crumbed chicken breasts, smothered in a rich tomato sauce and plenty of melted cheese – what’s not to like?
Vietnamese Chicken Roll – Bánh Mì

Vietnamese Chicken Roll – Bánh Mì

From the laneways of Vietnam to Sydney’s inner west, there are few foods more satisfying than a Vietnamese Chicken Bánh Mì. They’re a true flavour explosion, packed with juicy, tender chicken, pickled vegetables, pâté, fresh herbs and lots of spice.
Beef Cannelloni

Beef Cannelloni

Fresh pasta tubes filled with a rich Bolognese ragu and smothered in creamy Bechamel sauce? We must be talking about Beef Cannelloni. Sometimes known as Manicotti, this traditional Italian recipe is a delicious crowd pleaser that the whole family are guaranteed to enjoy.
Easy Chicken Lo Mein

Easy Chicken Lo Mein

The ultimate Chinese take out! My Homemade Chicken Lo Mein Recipe is quick and easy to make, packed with healthy vegetables and can feed a hungry crowd.
Maple Glazed Chicken

Maple Glazed Chicken

Sweet and sticky, my Maple Glazed Chicken Traybake makes a quick and delicious weeknight dinner. With a combination of fresh orange, garlic, herbs and an irresistible maple mustard glaze, this recipe has big flavours with very little effort.
Spicy Chicken Burgers

Spicy Chicken Burgers

There’s nothing like a homemade burger, and my Spicy Chicken Burgers recipe is always a winner. With golden crumbed chicken thigh fillets, spicy Sriracha mayonnaise and fresh coleslaw, these bad boys beat store-bought burgers every time.
Bavarian Roast Pork – Krustenbraten

Bavarian Roast Pork – Krustenbraten

The ultimate Bavarian Sunday roast: Krustenbraten with Dunkelbiersoße. My classic recipe for crispy, juicy Bavarian roast pork with a lip-smackingly good dark beer sauce is always a winner and perfect for cooler weather.
Zigeuner Schnitzel

Zigeuner Schnitzel

One of the most popular schnitzel recipes in all of Germany! Zigeuner Schnitzel or Gypsy Schnitzel is a delicious combination of crumbed pork cutlets and a lightly spiced sauce made from tomatoes and fresh peppers.
Imam Bayildi

Imam Bayildi

Made from meltingly tender roasted eggplants, stuffed with a spicy tomato sauce and lashings of olive oil, İmam bayıldı or ‘the Imam fainted’ is one of the most famous of all Turkish dishes.
Lasagna al Forno

Lasagna al Forno

Quick and easy, my foolproof Lasagna al Forno recipe is great for feeding a crowd. With layers of rich bolognese sauce, creamy bechamel and pasta, this recipe is guaranteed to have them coming back for more.
Beetroot and Feta Pasta

Beetroot and Feta Pasta

Bursting with colour and the sweet earthy flavour of fresh beetroot, this delicious recipe for Beetroot and Feta Pasta is sure to impress. It’s a lovely vegetarian meal and so quick and simple to prepare.
Mediterranean Beef Meatball Skewers

Mediterranean Beef Meatball Skewers

Inspired by Turkish kofte or Greek keftedes, this delicious recipe for Mediterranean Beef Meatball Skewers is perfect for an easy summer dinner. Serve with creamy homemade Tzatziki and fresh salad.
Summer Roast Vegetable Salad

Summer Roast Vegetable Salad

Full of beautiful colour, Summer Roast Vegetable Salad is delicious as a meal by itself or for an outdoor barbecue. Make a big batch as it keeps for days!
Sun-Dried Tomato and Basil Chicken

Sun-Dried Tomato and Basil Chicken

Bursting with fabulous Mediterranean flavours, Sun-dried Tomato and Basil Chicken is the ideal one-pan meal. Quick to prepare and cook, maximum flavour, minimum effort. Dinner perfection.
Flammkuchen (German Pizza)

Flammkuchen (German Pizza)

Flammkuchen, or ‘Flame Cake’ is Germany’s answer to pizza. These tasty thin and crunchy flatbreads are topped with rich creme fraiche, bacon and onions and are so delicious!
Garlic and Herb Crusted Chicken Breast

Garlic and Herb Crusted Chicken Breast

Garlic and Herb Crusted Chicken is the tastiest and easiest chicken dinner around. Juicy, succulent chicken breasts topped with golden-brown buttery breadcrumbs and packed with flavour. This recipe is sure to please the pickiest eater.
Teriyaki Chicken and Rice

Teriyaki Chicken and Rice

Teriyaki has to be of the most addictive flavours to come out of the kitchen. Salty, sweet and sticky, it’s the perfect quick and tasty sauce for stir-fried meats. My easy recipe for Teriyaki Chicken and Rice is so quick, you can have it ready to go in the time it takes the rice to cook.
Italian Sausage Stuffed Zucchini Boats

Italian Sausage Stuffed Zucchini Boats

You know it must be summer when the zucchini plants go wild, producing more than it seems possible to cook! Italian Sausage Stuffed Zucchini Boats are a great tasting way to take advantage of this abundant summer veg.
Chicken and Farro Salad

Chicken and Farro Salad

Chicken and Farro Salad is hands down one of my favourite lean and green chicken recipes! Packed with nutritious grains, lean poached chicken and fresh vegetables, this super salad is healthy and incredibly delicious too!
Honey Lime Chicken

Honey Lime Chicken

Sweet, sticky and utterly delicious, Baked Honey Lime Chicken is simple to prepare and perfect for a midweek dinner. Cooked in a simple honey lime marinade, this easy chicken dish will soon become a one of your favourite easy dinners.
Restaurant Style Dragon Chicken

Restaurant Style Dragon Chicken

My restaurant-style Dragon Chicken recipe is fiery hot and sure to please any spice lover. Packed with juicy chicken, colourful bell peppers, crunchy cashews, and lots of chillies, one bite and you might feel like breathing fire yourself!