Salad or spring onions
Indispensable in the kitchen, and especially in salads.
You won't find the best kind in the supermarket, but if you are near a farm shop, tiny, thin, very young spring onions are delicious served whole with just the root trimmed.
This is a lovely spicy salad with Moroccan overtones – perfect for a buffet lunch, party or serving with cold cuts and spicy chutneys.
The golden rule of stir-frying rice successfully is to always make sure the cooked rice is absolutely cold. In other words, you can't boil it and stir-fry straight away because it goes all sticky.
This savoury cheesecake includes a clever blend of cheese flavours, as the smooth fromage frais and curd cheese gently complement the sharpness of the Roquefort.
The great thing about stir-fries is speed, and the great thing about turkey stir-fries is that the meat is already trimmed and prepared.
Recipes don't come much more frugal than this cheap and satisfying take on jacket potatoes - ideal food for cash-strapped students and vegetarians.
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