A hearty, inexpensive dish.
A hearty dip that will have people hovering by the bowl, so place it somewhere out of traffic flow. Serve with tortilla chips to scoop it up with.
Good make ahead recipe. You can even make it a day ahead — the flavours will get a chance to marry.
A gorgeous, full-flavoured soup.
Definitely a winter comfort food recipe. This is a good potato side dish for blue cheese lovers.
These are spicy chiles, stuffed with cheese, battered and deep-fried. Simply amazing.
A delicious, fantastic savoury pie.
The melted Brie makes these potato fritters transcendent.
A great summer’s eve meal with a leafy green side salad.
Very tasty party nibbly dish.
Artichoke hearts often come in oil; if so, drain them on paper towel before using in this recipe. You need a jar that is 8 to 9 oz or 250g.
This is dead easy; the long paragraph in the directions is just explaining how to make a rim on the tart squares, which is actually the work of seconds. It took way longer to think of how to describe this than it would to just do it!
Incredibly flavourful stuffed roasted peppers. Serve with a side salad and some good bread.
This recipe has a high futz factor. But it is such a good vegetarian dish, the meat-eaters at the table will ignore the roast and dig into the vegetarians’ dinner!
Have a glass of wine and someone to chat with while you’re at the stove. If you have access to a fresh herb such as oregano, parsley, chives, etc, sprinkle some of the chopped herb on the risotto in its bowls just before serving.
A really interesting, yummy baked pasta.
Baked red onions, tomatoes and puff pastry: yum. Dead easy to make, and looks great.
Fine for a quick lunch on your own, or serve with a salad and you have a quick winter’s lunch you can serve to guests. Probably each person will want two pieces of toast at least.
The only real bit of work in this is making the crumble, but the crumble topping is worth it.
This is an embarrassingly dead easy soup, but it is very hearty and nummy!
This is a bit of futzing, but as most of these kinds of recipes are for meat, it was worth including this meatless one. The prunes are actually gorgeous in it, particularly with the squash.
A good hearty, economical winter veg dish. Delicious served with some kind of gravy, especially mushroom gravy.
This is a bit of futzing, but if you need a fancy meatless dish, this is a great one. You can make the filling a day or two before.
This is a recipe that requires fresh coriander, and lots of it. As such, it’s a great way of using of the rest of a bunch of coriander that another recipe had you buy only to use 1 sprig of it.