This Greek butter bean and spinach dish has a flavour combo that is completely addictive - tomato and mint. Eat it hot or cold with picnics and barbecues. Another beauty from Rick Stein's Venice to Istanbul series.

Gigantes with tomatoes and greens

This recipe comes from Epirus in northern Greece, where they grow plenty of giant butter beans which they cook with tomatoes and wild greens. To make it easy, I have used chard, in case you don’t fancy going out to gather dandelions or sea kale.

Chargrilled courgette with basil, mint, chilli and lemon

Chargrilled courgette with basil, mint, chilli and lemon

Potato and pea curry - vegan Indian comfort food that's cheap as chips and just as delicious.

Potato and pea curry with tomato and coriander (aloo dum)

Dairy Free Potato and pea curry with tomato and coriander (aloo dum) This dairy free recipe and images used are from BBC Food website and by Rick Stein from Rick Stein’s India.

The kick of ginger and chilli is set off by soothing coconut milk. If you can't get hold of pumpkin, try butternut squash

Pumpkin, chilli and coconut soup

The kick of ginger and chilli is deliciously set off by the soothing coconut milk. If you can't get hold of pumpkin, try butternut squash

A rice bowl is a wondrous thing, but often – despite the simplicity of its title – a rather cluttered and complicated one. Here, Nigella has pared it back, to make a gorgeously seasoned rice bowl, with nothing more than a few seeds, herbs and radishes stirred through it, and an avocado to top it.

Rice bowl with ginger, radish and avocado

A rice bowl is a wondrous thing, but often – despite the simplicity of its title…

This is excellent as a topping for bruschetta or as a pasta stir-in sauce.

Curly kale (or cavolo nero) with rosemary and chilli

This is excellent as a side dish with roast free-range chicken, or as a topping for bruschetta - griddle slices of good bread, rub with raw garlic, top with the cooked kale and then finish with a spoonful of mild, creamy young goats' cheese.

You can add any veg you like to this versatile vegetarian recipe. Just add root veg and squash at the beginning, green veg towards the end and frozen peas or sweetcorn at the last minute.

Versatile vegetable stew

You can add any veg you like to this versatile stew. Just add root veg and squash at the beginning, green veg towards the end and frozen peas or sweetcorn at the last minute. Adding baked beans adds a little sweetness, plus fibre and protein.

A veggie-packed stew gets served with tasty fried potato cakes in this winter warmer of a vegan recipe.

Mediterranean bean stew with potato griddle cakes

BBC FOOD - Mediterranean bean stew with potato griddle cakes (veggie/GF with adjustments)


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