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Kylie Kwong's stir-fried chicken fillets with fresh asparagus spears.

EASY

Chicken and asparagus stir-fry

I always prefer to cook with chicken thigh fillets rather than the breast when stir-frying because their thin layer of fat promotes tenderness and moisture. The addition of asparagus spears adds texture, colour and a vegetable component to the dish.

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Danielle Alvarez's crowd-pleasing crumbed lamb cutlets with minted yoghurt.

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12 succulent lamb cutlet recipes

Drought conditions may affect this season's lambs – look for cutlets that are small and lighter in colour.

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To make this salad extra luxurious, double the amount of peas, you won't regret it.

Farro and spring vegetable salad

I dream of this salad when spring approaches. It's verdant, sweet and fresh – a harbinger of what's to come.

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Green vegetable pasta primavera.

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Green vegetable pasta primavera

Most of the pasta meals I eat these days are vegetarian, because I love the texture of crisp vegetables against lovely al dente pasta.

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Roast chicken stuffed with spring vegies.

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Roast chicken stuffed with spring vegies

This roast chicken is an all-in-one meal. The stuffing is a complete side dish in itself, so there's nothing else for you to do but make a gravy, add a few salad leaves and serve.

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Barbecued lamb cutlets with spicy mint and cucumber salsa.

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Lamb cutlets with spicy cucumber salsa

This is a straightforward barbecue dish – the marinade plays well with the salsa and you can make it less spicy by reducing the number of chillies.

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Blood-orange struffoli.

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Blood-orange struffoli

If you take away the fancy Italian name, this is a "cake" made of fried doughnut balls covered in syrup. Sound the alarm!

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Salt and pepper brussels sprouts.

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Salt and pepper brussels sprouts

Brussels sprouts' reputation as a vegetable-dodger's worst nightmare is wholly undeserved. Cook them properly and they're absolutely delicious. This recipe is a guaranteed smash hit.

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Mushroom and tarragon toasts.

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Mushroom and tarragon toast

A grating of dried shiitake mushrooms at the end gives this simple starter a big hit of umami without breaking the budget on porcini.

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Fresh and stewed quince.

How to make the most of fresh quinces

Quince is the queen of the pome family, which includes apples, pears and nashi. Here's how to make the most of their autumn bounty.

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