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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.
Portobello Mushroom Burgers with salad and pickled red onions on a plate.

Portobello Mushroom Burgers

These veggie burgers are seriously tasty, with juicy portobello mushrooms filling in for meat patties. Packed with flavour, I’ve tested this recipe on the most committed meat eaters I know, and it is a real winner.
Maple Glazed Chicken Thighs

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.
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Coronation Chicken

A British classic that never goes out of style. Coronation Chicken is a delicious combination of poached chicken, creamy curry sauce and crunchy almonds. A meal fit for a queen (or king!)
Pork Medallions and Peppers

Pork Medallions and Peppers

Tender, juicy pork medallions served with sweet bell peppers is a fantastically quick and easy weeknight dinner that looks and tastes amazing. Serve with a fresh baguette for a super speedy meal.
Oven Roasted Chicken Marbella

Chicken Marbella

The Silver Palate’s Chicken Marbella is a fabulously retro dish bursting with Mediterranean flavour. The sweet, sour and salty combination of olives, capers, red wine vinegar, prunes and garlic has won fans for generations and for good reason – it’s delicious!
Feta and Pesto Stuffed Chicken

Feta and Pesto Chicken (with video!)

A deliciously easy oven-baked meal. Feta and Pesto Chicken is full of Mediterranean flavours, can be prepared quickly and the robust flavours suit every season.
Sun Dried Tomato and Basil Chicken recipe

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.
Chilli Lime Fish Tacos

Chili Lime Fish Tacos

Light fresh and deliciously spicy, Chili Lime Fish Tacos are a breeze to make and a great family meal as everybody can tailor them to suit their likes and dislikes. This recipe makes enough for two, so simply scale up as needed.
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Easy Salmon Cakes (with fresh salmon!)

As good as crab cakes but much more economical, these fresh salmon cakes or Salmon patties make a quick, easy, nutritious dinner or light lunch.
Asparagus and Lemon Risotto

Asparagus and Lemon Risotto

Creamy, rich risotto with fresh in-season asparagus and bright zingy lemon. The perfect meal for two.
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Pork Stroganoff

My easy Pork Stroganoff recipe is packed with flavour and comes together in a flash. Made from tender strips of pork fillet in a tangy, creamy stroganoff sauce, it’s perfect for an easy weeknight meal the whole family will enjoy.
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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.
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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.
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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!
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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.
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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!
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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!
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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.
Tender, moist turkey breast filled with traditional stuffing and roasted to perfection. This delicious roast only cooks in under 2 hours, making it perfect for smaller celebrations.

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 Stir fry with bell peppers and basil.

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.
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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.
With Halloween just around the corner, who could resist these spookily delicious Jack o’ Lantern Peppers filled with rich and spicy chilli beef?

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.
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!

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!
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.

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.
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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!
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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

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 Australian style

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?
Homemade Chicken Banh Mi Vietnamese roll

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.
Italian Beef Cannelloni Recipe

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.
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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.
Spicy Chicken Burgers serves with homemade coleslaw and fresh corn

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.
Real Bavarian Roast Pork

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 or Gypsy Schnitzel on a plate served with french fries and a glass of beer

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.
A picture of Imam Bayildi, roast Turkish eggplants stuffed with tomatoes and onions in a white bowl

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.
A picture of a classic Italian Lasagne al forno served with fresh green salad and a glass of white wine

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.