Spiced chicken and lentil salad

Simple healthy lunch, side or main meal if spiced chicken and lentil salad. First step is to marinate the chicken breast, but you could buy a roast chook for a quick dinner.

Using paprika and saffron, this aromatic chicken and rice dish is reminiscent of paella. It is important to think ahead and marinate the chicken overnight to get .

Carrot and cumin dip

Serve at room temperature in lettuce leaves or with warmed flat bread.

Soba noodle salad

Texture is an important consideration when preparing Asian food. In this salad you have silky noodles contrasted with crunchy cucumbers and toasted sesame seeds.

Tamari is a soy sauce made with more beans than regular soy sauce. Organic tamari is available from most .

Spring chicken, rice, lentil and spinach soup

Full of wholesome goodness, this soup is as much about vegetables as chicken. You can make it a day or two ahead of time, which allows the flavours to develop.

Fried polenta

Brazilian techniques give barbecues a new buzz when Greg Anderson entertains at home.

These unusual cheese-and-herb flavoured chips are a crowd-pleaser. Serve with green salad as a light lunch dish, or serve the chips on their own — they .

This soup is very thick, you can thin it with a little stock or water if desired.

Lentil salad with roasted tomatoes and marinated goat's cheese

I have only started cooking with lentils in recent years, as they are not really a traditional Chinese ingredient. But now I enjoy their versatility — .

Roasted red capsicum dip

A healthy party dip

Italian rice pudding cake

Take a globally prolific staple food such as rice, simmer it in an aromatic liquid with sugar until it is soft and creamy, add a few simple ingredients for taste .

Kitchri (rice and lentils)

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