Thai chicken and eggplant yellow curry

THAI CHICKEN AND EGGPLANT YELLOW CURRY: This fragrant curry paste is a perfect base for chicken, vegetable and fish curries. Here, Valli Little has used it in a chicken and eggplant curry with absolutely tasty results.

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Sticky beef noodles with sesame mushrooms

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Braised pork meatballs

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No-meat broccolini balls

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Pork and sweet potato souvlaki

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Kecap manis chicken wraps

Chook gets a second look in rice paper wrappers for the prefect leftovers to lunch box meal.

Pork and beef meatloaf with hoisin glaze banh mi

Make this glazed meatloaf ahead, then slice and serve with pickled vegetables in a baguette to make banh mi or with mashed sweet potato. If reheating, fry in a little oil to heat through, says Valli.

lamb leg with coriander and mint chimichurri

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Orecchiette with tuna, capers and rocket

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