Before the long weekend of chocolate-feasting begins, you might want to try some healthy meals. Start the week with a spicy chicken breast recipe, move onto paleo spaghetti and end with a north African chicken tagine feast.
This soup has real Mexican kick thanks to the ancho chillies. Along with the soup as a starter, a great Mexican-themed lunch would be fish or chicken with adobe served with avocado, shredded cabbage and fresh tortillas.
Every year I tweak my chicken soup recipe. Full of Asian flavours, this quick and easy soup has become a midweek favourite. Look out for really good dumplings, available from specialty shops and Asian supermarkets.
This is a rarely cooked but classic dish that takes me back to my French training. This version owes more to Heston Blumenthal than tradition, though, with my own spin. It takes time, but not too much effort.