Vegetables

  • Time: 60 minutes
  • Complexity: easy
  • Origin: Italian

Peppered Beef Pizza

Ingredients

1/2 x 275 g (9 oz) packet bread mix | Topping: | 500 g (1 lb) lean minced beef | 1 garlic clove, crushed | 1 small onion, grated | 2 tablespoons tomato puree | 1 teaspoon paprika | 125 g (4 oz) button mushrooms, sliced | 1 red pepper, cored, deseeded and sliced into rings | 1 green pepper, cored, deseeded and sliced into rings | 250 g (8 oz) mozzareila cheese, thinly sliced | 50 g (2 oz) can anchovy fillets, cut in half lengthways | a few black olives | salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Complexity: very easy

Beetroot & Orange Salad

Ingredients

6 small beetroot, peeled, cooked & quartered | 2 large oranges, segmented, skin & pith removed | 1 small red onion, sliced into rings | 4 tbsp very low fat natural fromage frais | 1 tsp clear honey | grated rind of 1 orange, to garnish

Basil & Mozzarella Salad

Ingredients

227g/8 oz long grain rice | 1 punnet mini plum tomatoes, halved | 1 green pepper, deseeded & diced or 1 bunch spring onions, chopped | 2 tbsp freshly chopped basil | 227g/8 oz light mozzarella cheese, cubed | 4 tbsp Get Dressed, Fat Free Dressing, Classic Italian
  • Time: 50 minutes
  • Complexity: medium
  • Origin: Italian

Chilli Calzone

Ingredients

1/2 x 560 g (20 oz) packet bread mix | Filling: | 2 tablespoons olive oil | 2 garlic cloves, crushed | 1 large onion, chopped | 500 g (1 lb) lean minced beef | 2 tablespoons ground coriander | 1 tablespoon chilli powder | 325 g (11 oz) can sweetcorn, drained | 375 g (12 oz) mozzareila cheese, sliced | 1 teaspoon dried marjoram | 1/2 teaspoon chopped dried thyme | salt and freshly ground black pepper

Mexicali Golden Corn Pancakes

Ingredients

75 g (3 oz) cornmeal | 25 g (1 oz) plain flour | 2 eggs | 300-450 ml (1/2-3/4 pint) milk | oil or butter, for cooking | salt and freshly ground black pepper | Filling: | 1 green pepper, cored, deseeded and diced | 1 large onion, finely chopped | 1 garlic clove, crushed | 2 tablespoons peanut oil | 250 g (8 oz) lean minced beef | 250 g (8 oz) lean minced pork | 150 ml (1/4 pint) boiling beef stock | 400 g (13 oz) can chopped tomatoes | 1 teaspoon chilli powder (optional) | Topping: | 2 large ripe avocado pears, peeled, stoned and diced | juice of 1/2 lemon | 1 gariic clove, crushed | 150 ml (1/4 pint) soured cream | 2 tablespoons chopped coriander leaves

Beef and Potato Clock Flan

Ingredients

125 g (4 oz) plain flour | 75 g (3 oz) butter or margarine | 125 g (4 oz) mashed potato | 1 tablespoon sunflower oil | 1 onion, chopped | 250 g (8 oz) lean minced beef | 1 teaspoon dried mixed herbs | 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce | 250 g (8 oz) can chopped tomatoes | 1 tablespoon tomato puree | salt and freshly ground black pepper

Veal and Apple Pasties with Walnuts

Ingredients

400 g (13 oz) packet shortcrust pastry | beaten egg, to glaze | Filling: | 500 g (1 lb) minced veal | 1 large cooking apple, peeled, cored and diced | 50 g (2 oz) chopped walnuts | 1 small onion, finely chopped | 2 tablespoons chopped mixed fresh herbs, e.g. thyme, parsley, sage, marjoram, rosemary | 50 g (2 oz) raisins | salt and freshly ground black pepper

Spiced Lamb Tart with Apricots

Ingredients

10 sheets filo pastry | 5 tablespoons olive oil | 1 onion, finely chopped | 250 g (8 oz) lean minced lamb | 1 teaspoon ground cumin | 1 teaspoon ground coriander | 2 teaspoons peeled and chopped fresh root ginger | 125 g (4 oz) no-soak dried apricots, chopped | 1 egg, beaten | 75 ml (3 fl oz) Greek-style yogurt | salt and freshly ground black pepper

Raised Pork Pie

Ingredients

1 kg (2 lb) minced pork | 1 onion, finely chopped | 2 tablespoons chopped fresh sage | 1 tablespoon juniper berries, finely crushed | 4 tablespoons brandy or dry sherry | beaten egg, to glaze | salt and freshly ground black pepper | Hot-water crust pastry: | 500 g (1 lb) plain flour | 1/2 teaspoon salt | 175 g (6 oz) lard or block margarine | 5 tablespoons milk | 5 tablespoons water

Empanada with minced beef

Ingredients

Dough: | 150 ml (1/4 pint) lukewarm water | 1 teaspoon sugar | 3 teaspoons dried yeast | 250 g (8 oz) strong plain flour | 50 g (2 oz) butter, diced | 1/2 teaspoon salt | Filling: | 2 tablespoons olive oil | 1 large green pepper, cored, deseeded and diced | 1 green chilli, deseeded and chopped | 2 garlic cloves, crushed | 1 Spanish onion, chopped | 175 g (6 oz) chorizo (spicy Spanish sausage), thinly sliced | 500 g (1 lb) lean minced beef | 50 g (2 oz) raisins | 425 g (14 oz) can chopped tomatoes | 4 hard-boiled eggs | salt and freshly ground black pepper

Minced Lamb Rolls

Ingredients

250 g (8 oz) lean minced lamb | 1 small onion, finely chopped | 2 tomatoes, skinned and chopped | 2 teaspoons ground coriander | 3 tablespoons finely chopped unsalted peanuts | 8 sheets filo pastry | soya or sunflower oil, for brushing | poppy seeds, for sprinkling | salt and pepper

Pasta with tuna and butter bean sauce

Ingredients

340 g/12 oz dried pasta (60 Sins on Original) | 2 tablespoons chopped parsley or herbs of your choice (21 Sins on Original) | For the tuna sauce: | 1 large onion, finely chopped | 2 garlic cloves, crushed | 284 ml / 1/2 pint chicken stock made with Bovril | 1 x 397g/14oz can chopped tomatoes | 1 x 397g/14oz can butter beans or haricot beans, drained | 227 g/8 oz canned tuna in brine, drained (12 Sins on Green) | salt and freshly ground black pepper

This sauce is a great store cupboard standby for those occasions when you haven't had time to shop and need to whisk up a slimming, healthy meal from a few standard ingredients — perfect if you are on the Green Eating Plan.

  • Time: 18 minutes
  • Complexity: medium
  • Origin: Chinese

Thai chicken curry with noodles

Ingredients

1 teaspoon oil (2 Sins) | 284 ml / 1/2 pint chicken stock made with Bovril | 1 bunch spring onions, diagonally sliced | 57 ml/2 fl oz canned coconut | 1 garlic clove, crushed | milk (5 Sins) | 1 x 2.5-cm/1-in piece fresh root ginger, peeled and chopped | 113 g/4 02 dried egg noodles (22 Sins on Original) | salt and freshly ground black pepper | 454 g/1 lb boned, skinned chicken breasts, sliced (24 Sins on Green) | 2 tablespoons roughly chopped fresh coriander | 1 level teaspoon Thai hot curry paste (1 Sin)

If you like fragrant, spicy food, you will enjoy this classic Thai curry. Of course, you could omit the chicken on the Green Eating Plan and substitute vegetables of your choice, such as cauliflower, aubergine, carrots and courgettes, thereby saving 6 Sins per serving.

  • Complexity: very easy

Easy Vegetable Soup

Ingredients

170g/6 oz leeks, chopped | 142g/5 oz carrots, chopped | l42g/5 oz onions, chopped | 142g/5 oz celery, chopped | 2 garlic cloves, crushed | 1/2 tsp black pepper | 57g/2 oz yellow split peas, soaked | 568ml/1 pt stock made with Vecon | salt & ground black pepper

Tuscan Bean & Pasta Soup

Ingredients

1 large onion, chopped | 3 garlic cloves, crushed | 1 level tbsp tomato puree | 454g/1 lb fresh tomatoes, chopped or 397g/14 oz can chopped tomatoes | fresh basil leaves, torn | 397g/14 oz can cannellini beans, drained | 852-1136ml / 1 /2 - 2 pt water | 113g/4 oz dried short cut macaroni or other small pasta shapes | salt & ground black pepper | 4 level tbsp parmesan cheese, grated (optional) | freshly chopped parsley, to garnish (optional)

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