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Slow-cooked Greek lamb.
Slow-cooked Greek lamb features in a Mediterranean feast.

Can anyone resist crumbed chicken? Luckily it's also very simple to prepare. Whip up a lemon mayo and add a crisp salad and this recipe will soon become a firm favourite.

Sweet cherry tomatoes form the basis for a light pasta on Monday and through the week we offer loads of easy, flavour-rich meals like a spicy beef salad, Mexican baked fish and a muesli slice to keep the daytime hunger monster at bay.

On the weekend, cook up a Mediterranean feast with slow cooked lamb and a beetroot salad. On Sunday, a light and healthy Japanese-inspired meal won't weigh you down.

Recipes

Tomato and ricotta pasta

MONDAY: Sweet cherry tomatoes make this simple pasta dish sing

  • < 30 mins
  • Easy

Bill Granger

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (12)
Karen Martini's beef, mint and lemongrass noodle salad.

WEDNESDAY: Crunchy beef salad with lime, chilli and vermicelli

  • < 30 mins
  • Medium

Karen Martini

Rating: 1.5 out of 5 stars
Reader rating (1)
Cranberry and almond muesli bars

WEDNESDAY: Keep mid-morning hunger at bay with a muesli slice

  • 30 mins - 1 hr
  • Easy

Caroline Velik

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Reader rating (1)
Mexican baked fish with chilli and lime

THURSDAY: Baked fish with Mexican flavours is easy and fresh

  • 30 mins - 1 hr
  • Medium

Jill Dupleix

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (6)
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FRIDAY: Colourful comfort food - Chilli, corn and red capsicum soup

  • 30 mins - 1 hr
  • Easy

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Reader rating (1)
Scrambled eggs with chorizo and fried garlic

SATURDAY: A flavour-packed scramble for breakfast

  • < 30 mins
  • Medium

Jill Dupleix

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (5)
Slow-cooked Greek lamb

SATURDAY: Slow cooked Greek lamb is a relaxed way to cater for a crowd

  • 2 hrs +
  • Medium

Brigitte Hafner

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (60)
Slow-roasted beetroot with feta yoghurt

SATURDAY: Beetroot with feta yoghurt is lovely alongside the lamb

  • 2 hrs +
  • Medium

Jill Dupleix

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Reader rating (1)
Japanese noodle salad

SUNDAY: Healthy Japanese noodle salad - take leftovers to work

  • 1-2 hrs
  • Medium

Jeremy and Jane Strode

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (4)
Salmon in ginger marinade.

SUNDAY: Sweet, sticky barbecued salmon with subtle Asian flavours

  • 30 mins - 1 hr
  • Medium

Lynne Mullins

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (20)
Rhubarb and strawberry compote with vanilla ice-cream

SUNDAY: For dessert, a simple fruit compote with leftovers for breakfast

  • < 30 mins
  • Medium

STEVE MANFREDI

Rating: 2 out of 5 stars
Reader rating (1)