Cheat your way to a five-star Christmas dinner

From mince pies in minutes to well-prepped roasties, here’s how to whip up a feast without breaking a sweat.

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5 perfect places to have a picnic this summer

Open-air eating is one of the joys of this season, so we’ve rounded up the best spots to lay your picnic blanket.

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Hayfever? How changing your diet can help

If you suffer from hayfever, eating the right foods (and avoiding the wrong foods) can make a huge difference to how you feel over the summer.

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3 simple lunch menus for easy al-fresco entertaining

Spend less time slaving over the stove and more time socialising with your loved ones by using our effortless ideas…

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Three ways to shake up old favourites to make dinners more exciting

Sick of the same old, same old? Spice up your dinnertime staples and fall in love with them again.

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Six vegetarian barbecue recipes that even meat eaters will want to try

A barbecue doesn’t have to be a meat feast. Try these veggie ideas to tempt even the most committed of carnivores…

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Around the world in 80 dishes: Irish soda bread

This has got to be one of the easiest homemade bread recipes ever! Super-delicious too

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Easter treats from Spain and Germany

Put a spring in your step with these sweet and savoury treats from the latest stop on our world menu tour.

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Culinary treasures from China

Discover the fragrant and rich delights of Chinese cooking in the latest stop on our world menu tour

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Salt alternatives in cooking

While everyone needs some sodium in the diet, too much salt intake can affect your health - and ruin the food. Here are some other flavours to add.

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Make your own yoghurt

Homemade yoghurt is easy, cheap and doesn’t require lots of equipment

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More than just American pie

Discover a feast of all-American delights on this Thanksgiving menu

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Aubergine recipes from around the Med

This stop on the world menu takes in recipes from around Europe and the Middle East, all featuring this versatile and delicious vegetable

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Tastes of summer, all year long

Try these delicious recipes for jams and preserves to keep enjoying the flavours of sun-kissed fruits and fresh produce even in the depths of winter

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World menu: Russian blinis recipe

These delicious Russian pancakes or crepes are very moreish and super-easy to make

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The art of improvisation in the kitchen

Save money and help the planet by avoiding food waste. Turn yesterday’s leftovers into to-morrow’s deliciously simple meals with these tips.

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Time for Thai

The world menu tour is stopping in Thailand, for delicious noodles and fragrant spicy curries. Make your own vibrant Thai dishes with these recipes.

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Around the world in 80 dishes: Spanish tortilla

This classic Spanish Tortilla (otherwise known as a Spanish omelette!) belies its humble ingredients

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World menu: Swedish Meatballs

Meatballs are a sure-fire hit across the generations, and serving them Swedish style gives them a fresh, new twist

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Spice up your life with a touch of ginger

Long an essential part of Asian cuisine and Ayervedic medicine, ginger is also winning over Western doctors

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