Mediterranean Chicken with Olives and Peppers

The flavours of the Mediterranean dominate this delicious dish. While it cooks in the oven, why not add some baking potatoes so that you can have an hour off as the meal cooks?
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Banana and Cinnamon Blinis

This is a variation on the Crêpe Bretonnes recipe but the egg white is whisked and the mixture made into little pancakes. Fresh banana is hidden in the blinis as they cook. Other fruit
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Apricot, Carrot and Polenta Cake

This is one of my favourite cakes. The polenta keeps It moist and gives it an unusual texture, while the flavour is quite delightful. Sweet potatoes can be used Instead of the carrots, if preferred, a
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Chilli Bean Pâté

For speed and convenience, I frequently use canned red kidney beans to make this pâté. I find pâtés useful for between-meal snacks and suppers, as well as first courses.
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Parsnip, Leek and Carrot Terrine

Other vegetables can be used in this recipe, for example celeriac instead of the parsnips or carrots, and broccoli or spinach instead of the leeks.
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Roasted Vegetables with Pasta and Almond Pesto Dressing

This recipe is made even more delicious with 1 tablespoon of balsamic vinegar added to the olive oil when coating the vegetables and another added to the pesto dressing. Try this if balsamic vinegar i
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Fruit Terrine

Gelozone is the vegetarian equivalent of gelatine. Use fruit juice from a carton rather than freshly squeezed as this is slightly less acidic. Other fruits can be substituted, such as pear, peach, sha
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Stuffed Peach

This is a really easy but quite delicious dessert, especially if served with Banana and Mango Ice Cream (page 251 of my book).
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