Fruit

Dried fruit in honey jelly in multicooker

Ingredients

90 g (3 oz) honey | 60 g (2 oz) dried apricots | 60 g (2 oz) raisins | 12 g (0.4 oz) gelatin sheets | 5 g (0.2 oz) lemon juice | 330 ml water
  • Complexity: very easy
  • Origin: Indian

Fruit kheer

Ingredients

2 large Bananas, peeled and thinly sliced | 2 large santras, peeled into segments with pipe removed | 1/2 tsp saffron strands | 2 tsp sugar | 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper | 1/2 tsp red chili powder | 1 tsp salt | 140 ml cartons curd (plain yogurt)
  • Complexity: medium
  • Origin: Indian

Potato & Mango Curry

Ingredients

Dressing: | 2 tbsp soured cream | 1 mango, cut into 1/2" cubes | 2 tbsp very low fat natural yogurt | 1 tsp fresh mint, chopped | 1 tsp lime juice | fresh coriander & lime wedges, to garnish | Curry: | 2 onions, sliced | 2 garlic cloves, crushed | 2 level tsp medium curry powder | 454g/l lb potatoes, cut into 1/2" cubes | 1 tbsp mango chutney | salt & ground black pepper

Ginger & Orange Saucy Courgettes

Ingredients

1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce | 2 tbsp water | zest & juice of 1 large orange | zest & juice of 1/2 lemon | 1 level tsp cornflour | 340g/12 oz courgettes | 4 spring onions, chopped | 2" piece of ginger, finely chopped | 2 tbsp cider or white wine vinegar | 1 tbsp soy sauce | 3 tsp artificial sweetener

Vegetable Juice with Spices

Ingredients

2 large carrots | 6 lettuce leaves | 1 apple | grated ginseng or ginger
  • Complexity: medium
  • Origin: African

Moroccan Pie

Ingredients

Fry Light, for spraying | 1 large onion, finely chopped | 350g pack Quorn Mince | 1 garlic clove, crushed | 1" piece root ginger, finely chopped | 1 tbsp each of ground coriander, cumin & paprika | 1 tsp cinnamon | salt & ground black pepper | 426ml / 3/4 pt stock made with Vecon | 113g/4 oz apricots, fresh, stones removed & chopped | juice of 1/2 lemon | Topping: | 681g/1 1/2 lb waxy potatoes (eg, Maris Peer or Charlotte), unpeeled & cubed | large pinch of saffron | 1 tbsp olive oil | 1 tbsp very low fat natural fromage frais | 1 garlic clove, crushed | pack of freshly chopped coriander

Chocolate cookies with species

Ingredients

75 g of butter | 5 tablespoons of sugar powder | 3 tablespoons of flour | 50 g of grinded almonds or filbert | 50 g of finely grinded citrus peel | 25 g of raisins | 25 g of candied cherries | 150 g of milk chocolate | one pinch of ground cloves | one pinch of ginger | one pinch of cinnamon | one pinch of ground chilly
  • Complexity: easy
  • Origin: Indian

Pumpkin & Lemon Lentils

Ingredients

1 medium onion, chopped | 170g/6 oz red lentils | 710ml / 1 1/4 pt stock made with Vecon | 397g/14 oz pumpkin, diced | 3 tbsp lemon juice | grated rind of 1 lemon | 1 tsp freshly grated ginger | 2 level tbsp freshly chopped coriander | 1/2 tsp ground cumin | salt & ground black pepper | 1 bunch spring onions, finely chopped, to garnish
  • Time: 10-15 minutes
  • Complexity: easy
  • Origin: Mexican

Dazzling peach salsa

Ingredients

Fry Light, for cooking | 2 garlic cloves, in their skins | 2 peaches, peeled, stoned and diced | 1 yellow pepper, deseeded and diced | 1 bunch spring onions, finely chopped | 1 hot chilli, deseeded and finely chopped | 227 g/8 oz ripe tomatoes, skinned, deseeded and chopped | 227 g/8 oz boiled black or red kidney beans, dried or canned (12 Sins on Original) | 1 small bunch fresh coriander, chopped | juice of 2 lemons or limes

A salsa makes a wonderful dip for vegetable crudites, grilled chicken or party kebabs. It also doubles up as a quick and easily made sauce for grilled meat and fish. This version is particularly colourful as diced peaches and cooked beans are added to the traditional Mexican ingredients.

Potato, Bean & Apple Salad

Ingredients

227g/8 oz new potatoes in their skins, quartered | pinch of salt | 227g/8 oz canned red kidney beans, drained | 1 red dessert apple, diced & tossed in 1 tbsp lemon juice | 1 small yellow pepper, deseeded & diced | 1 shallot, sliced | 1/2 head fennel, sliced | mixed lettuce leaves | Dressing: | 1 tbsp red wine vinegar | 1 1/2 level tsp wholegrain mustard | 1 garlic clove, crushed | 2 tsp freshly chopped thyme

Luxury Potato Salad

Ingredients

454g/1 lb new potatoes in their skins, chopped | pinch of salt | 227g/8 oz very low fat natural cottage cheese | 1 bunch spring onions, finely chopped | 2 eating apples, chopped | 2 gherkins, chopped | 2 tsp dried dill | 57g/2 oz seedless grapes, halved | 3 hard-boiled eggs, chopped | 1 level tbsp reduced-calorie salad cream
  • 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

Curried chicken burgers

Ingredients

1 tablespoon mustard seeds | 85 g/3 oz very low fat natural yogurt | 4 level tablespoons mango chutney (8 Sins) | 2-3 teaspoons curry powder | 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper | 4 spring onions, finely chopped | salt and freshly ground black pepper | 454 g/1 lb boned, skinned chicken (or turkey) breast (24 Sins on Green) | Fry Light for spraying

Chicken or, indeed, turkey can be ground up in a food processor make delicious burgers. You could vary the flavourings by using a different spice mixture, such as cumin, coriander and turmeric.

Chick Pea & Bulgar Wheat Salad

Ingredients

2Z7g/8 oz bulgar wheat | 568ml/1 pt stock made with Vecon | 113g/4 oz dried apricots (no-soak), chopped | 1 red onion, finely chopped | 397g/14 oz can chick peas, drained | salt & ground black pepper | 227g/8 oz cherry tomatoes, halved | 1 bunch spring onions, sliced | 2 tbsp freshly chopped mint | 2 tbsp freshly chopped coriander | juice of 1/2 lemon | 3 tbsp fat-free Vinaigrette dressing | fresh mint & coriander leaves, to garnish
  • Complexity: very easy

Bulgar Wheat Salad with Oranges

Ingredients

142g/5 oz bulgar wheat | 568ml/1 pt water | 1 small green pepper, deseeded & cubed | 1/2 cucumber, diced | 14g / 1/2 oz freshly chopped mint | 42g / 1 1/2 oz flaked almonds, toasted | juice & grated rind of 1 lemon | 2 seedless oranges, segmented, skin & pith removed | salt & ground black pepper | fresh mint sprigs, to garnish

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