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Spiced chicken stars in Saturday's feast.
Spiced roast chicken stars in Saturday's feast.

Ragu-filled baked pasta shells are one of Jill Dupleix's favourite cool weather meals and well worth the effort. Save the leftovers for lunch.

Saturday features a Middle Eastern-inspired feast, with spiced roast chicken, barberry-flecked freekeh tabouli, and sticky slabs of boozy basboussa cake.

For a baking project, make a batch of retro raspberry coconut slice. Frozen raspberries are perfectly fine for the slice's signature jammy layer.

Hearty chickpeas star in two midweek dishes: in an Indian-inspired soup and patties with tuna for a filling family favourite.

Indian tomato and chickpea soup.

MONDAY: Spiced Indian tomato and chickpea soup - add a dollop of yoghurt

  • < 30 mins
  • Medium

Jill Dupleix

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (13)
Beef rice noodles with snowpeas.

TUESDAY: Dinner in a flash - beef, snowpea and rice noodle stir-fry

  • 30 mins - 1 hr
  • Medium

Jill Dupleix

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (9)
Chickpea and tuna fritters.

WEDNESDAY: Chickpea and tuna patties are tasty and filling

  • < 30 mins
  • Easy

Jeremy & Jane Strode

Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (17)
Veal schnitzel.

THURSDAY: Veal schnitzel with caper and parsley sauce and boiled potatoes

  • < 30 mins
  • Medium

Lynne Mullins

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (2)
Mushroom rarebit.

FRIDAY: Frank Camorra's mushroom rarebit makes for a simple supper

  • < 30 mins
  • Easy

Frank Camorra

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (3)
Bespoke muesli.

SATURDAY: Mix and match to make your own almond and quinoa muesli

  • < 30 mins
  • Easy

Jill Dupleix

Rating: 2.5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (3)
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SATURDAY: Middle Eastern roast chicken with preserved lemon

  • 30 mins - 1 hr
  • Easy

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (5)
Freekeh tabbouleh.

SATURDAY: With an exotic side of freekeh and barberry tabbouleh

  • 30 mins - 1 hr
  • Medium

Frank Camorra

Rating: 2.5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (5)
Brigitte Hafner's Basboussa.

SATURDAY: Sticky, sweet, boozy basboussa cake for dessert

  • 1-2 hrs
  • Medium

Bridgitte Hafner

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (11)
Raspberry coconut slice.

SUNDAY: Bake a batch of retro raspberry and coconut slice for the week

  • 1-2 hrs
  • Easy

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (2)
Pasta shells with pork ragu and parmesan cream.

SUNDAY: Baked pasta shells with pork ragu, peas and parmesan cream

  • 1-2 hrs
  • Medium

Jill Dupleix

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (27)
Rice pudding with honey and lemon.

SUNDAY: A cold-busting rice pudding with honey and lemon

  • < 30 mins
  • Medium

Jill Dupleix

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (2)