Western Europe

Lemon fried fish with mushrooms & mangetout

Ingredients

375 g (12 oz) monkfish tails, skinned, boned and cut into bite-sized pieces | 2 tablespoons sunflower oil | 2 tablespoons sesame oil | 250 g (8 oz) oyster mushrooms, sliced | 250 g (8 oz) mangetout, topped and tailed | flat leaf parsley sprigs, to garnish | Marinade: | 2.5 cm (1 inch) piece of fresh root ginger, peeled and finely chopped | 1 garlic clove, crushed | 3 tablespoons soy sauce | finely grated rind and juice of 1 large lemon | 1/2 teaspoon five-spice powder

Sun-dried tomatoes topping for baked jacket potatoes

Ingredients

2 tablespoons very low fat natural fromage frais | 28 g/1 oz sun-dried tomatoes without oil (1/2 Sin), cut into thin slivers | snipped chives or garlic chives

Beef & mushrooms in red wine

Ingredients

250 g (8 oz) open cup or large open mushrooms, sliced | 1 tablespoon sunflower oil | 40 g (1 1/2 oz) butter | 1 onion, chopped | 750 g (1 1/2 lb) topside of beef or rump steak, cut into matchstick strips | 2 tablespoons plain flour | 1/2 teaspoon mixed dried herbs | 1 garlic clove, crushed | 1 tablespoon port | 150 ml (1/4 pint) beef stock | 150 ml (1/4 pint) red wine | salt and freshly ground black pepper

Fruity coleslaw and cheese topping for baked jacket potatoes

Ingredients

1/2 small onion | 1 carrot | 1 eating apple | 28 g/1 oz cabbage, very finely shredded | 1 level teaspoon reduced-calorie mayonnaise (1 Sin) | 2 tablespoons very low fat natural fromage frais | 28 g/1 oz very low fat natural cottage cheese | a little yogurt

Chicken with mushrooms

Ingredients

4 chicken quarters | dried oregano and ground paprika, for seasoning | 2 tablespoons olive oil | 1 tablespoon plain flour | 425 g (14 oz) closed cup mushrooms, quartered | 300 ml (1/2 pint) chicken stock | 1/2 onion, grated | 1 green pepper, cored, seeded and cut into fine strips | 150 ml (1/4 pint) double cream | 50 ml (2 fl oz) Cognac | cayenne pepper (optional) | salt and freshly ground black pepper

Cheese & mushroom souffles

Ingredients

50 g (2 oz) butter | 175 g (6 oz) closed cup mushrooms, finely chopped | 50 g (2 oz) plain flour | 300 ml (1/2 pint) milk | 3 eggs, separated | 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley | 75 g (3 oz) Edam cheese, finely grated | 1/2 teaspoon made mustard | salt and freshly ground black pepper

Nice Rice

Ingredients

1 yellow pepper, deseeded & finely chopped | 113g/4 oz mushrooms, sliced | 284ml / 1/2 pt stock made with Vecon | salt & ground black pepper | 42g / 1 1/2 oz rice | 1 onion, finely chopped | 1 red pepper, deseeded & finely chopped | 1 orange pepper, deseeded & finely chopped

Arborio Rice 'n' Peppers

Ingredients

227g/8 oz arborio/risotto rice | 568ml/1 pt stock made with Vecon | 1 onion, diced | 1 green pepper, deseeded & finely chopped | 1 red pepper, deseeded & finely chopped | 1 yellow pepper, deseeded & finely chopped | 2 tbsp lemon juice | 85g/3 oz mushrooms, sliced | salt & ground black pepper | fresh parsley, to garnish (optional)

Vegetable Dip

Ingredients

2 red peppers, deseeded | 2 onions, halved | 3 garlic cloves, unpeeled | Fry Light, for spraying | 113g/4 oz Sainsbury's Be Good To Yourselt Onion & Chive Cottage Cheese | 227g/8 oz quark skimmed milk soft cheese | salt & ground black pepper | handful freshly chopped parsley | large pinch cumin seeds

Baked beans and pepperami topping for baked jacket potatoes

Ingredients

113 g/4 oz canned baked beans in tomato sauce | 28 g/1 oz chopped pepperami

Roasted vegetable topping for baked jacket potatoes

Ingredients

1/4 red pepper, deseeded | 1/4 yellow pepper, deseeded | 1/2 courgette | 1/4 aubergine | 1 unpeeled garlic clove | thyme, rosemary and oregano, chopped

Cheesy grilled pepper topping for baked jacket potatoes

Ingredients

1/2 red pepper | 1/2 yellow pepper | 28 g/1 oz very low fat natural cottage cheese | 1 teaspoon chopped oregano or coriander | salt and pepper

Flaky mushroom roll

Ingredients

25 g (1 oz) butter or margarine | 1 onion, chopped | 250 g (8 oz) chestnut mushrooms, chopped | 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley | 75 g (3 oz) brown rice, cooked | 250 g (8 oz) packet frozen puff pastry, thawed | egg yolk, to glaze | salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Complexity: very easy

Lemon & Herb Pasta

Ingredients

113g/4 oz dried pasta shapes | pinch of salt | 3 tbsp very low fat natural fromage frais | ground black pepper | celery salt | 1/2 tsp grated lemon rind | 1 tbsp lemon juice | 2 spring onions, finely chopped | 1 tbsp freshly chopped basil | 1 tbsp freshly chopped chives

Mushroom fondue

Ingredients

25 g (1 oz) butter | 2 shallots or small onions, finely chopped | 125 g (4 oz) chestnut mushrooms, chopped | 300 ml (1/2 pint) dry white wine | 250 g (8 oz) Gruyere cheese, grated | 250 g (8 oz) Jarlsberg cheese, grated | 3 teaspoons cornflour | 4 tablespoons single cream | pinch of mustard powder | freshly ground black pepper

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