Lentil and sweet potato curry

This makes a regular appearance at my dining table or on my lap sitting on the sofa. I like to make a large amount and freeze portions for later, before the broccoli and spinach is added.

Roast pumpkin soup with Thai flavours and young coconut.

This Thai-inspired soup is loaded with intense and exotic flavours. It makes a perfect entree as is, or you could dress it up with some pan-seared prawns or .

Vegetarian one-pot with sweet potato, pumpkin and pearl cous cous.

This vegetarian braise is great for meat-free Mondays. Pearl couscous is larger than regular couscous and adds more texture.

Spicy cauliflower and chickpeas with minted yoghurt.

Panch phoran is a blend of nigella, fenugreek, cumin, fennel and mustard seeds. It provides a big flavour hit and textural crunch with the sweet cauliflower.

Healthy breakfast: Kale and a sprinkling of seeds turn a regular tortilla into something more special.

Healthy breakfast: Kale and a sprinkling of crunchy seeds turn a regular egg 'n' spud tortilla into something altogether more special.

Party food: BBQ noodles.

Fried noodles aren't a common barbecue dish, but Adam Liaw finds a barbie hotplate makes a great teppanyaki grill, in this extract from his latest cookbook .

Spinach chana dhal.

Chana dhal, yellow split pulses or yellow split peas combine with spinach, tomatoes and peas in a very motherly, slow-cooked dish.

Minestrone soup.

Vegetables are the foundation of all good dishes; slow cooking creates depth of flavour; correct seasoning is crucial to satisfying eating; and the best of all minestrone variations is alla Genovese, finished with pesto.

Udon noodle soup with crumbed prawn cutlets.

Udon noodle soup with crumbed prawn cutlets - this is seriously the quickest most flavoursome meal ever. Can change the prawns for cooked chicken, or tofu etc to make it even quicker.

Pumpkin and goat's cheese risotto

I adore spring peas, asparagus and snow peas but I also love the root vegetables that are at their best right now - parsnips, celeriac, beetroot and so on.

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