Weekly meal planner

Neil Perry's crumbed veal steaks with eggplant and tomato salad.
Neil Perry's crumbed veal steaks with eggplant and tomato salad.

Yes it's back to the grind after a long, hot summer.

But there's still plenty of scope for good times whether it's relaxing with friends on the weekends with cheery barbecue fare, or making quick, tasty Asian dishes for a relaxed night in.

Kick off with a tasty vegetarian dinner on Monday, then celebrate seasonal tomatoes in a light pasta dish on Tuesday. Come Saturday morning you'll be ready for a lie-in, and something a little bit different (cake) for breakfast.

 

 

 

Recipes

Middle Eastern lentils and rice with blackened onions

MONDAY: Get the week off to a tasty start with this Middle Eastern lentil dish

  • 30 mins - 1 hr
  • Medium

Caroline Velik

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (13)
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TUESDAY: Spaghetti with seasonal roast tomato, bocconcini and basil

  • 30 mins - 1 hr
  • Easy

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (3)
Beef stir-fry with shiitake mushrooms

WEDNESDAY: A no-fuss beef and shiitake stir-fry

  • < 30 mins
  • Easy

Bridgitte Hafner

Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (12)
Dumplings with black rice vinegar.

THURSDAY: Black vinegar stars in this simple and light wonton dish

  • < 30 mins
  • Medium

Jill Dupleix

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (4)
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FRIDAY: Take a Spanish lesson in living well with chorizo paella

  • 1-2 hrs
  • Medium

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (2)
Banana and oat breakfast cake.

SATURDAY: Banana-oat breakfast cake (leftovers for lunchboxes)

  • 30 mins - 1 hr
  • Easy

Frank Camorra

Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (7)