The weather forecast's good so why not rustle up some of Delia's pukka picnic food and head for the great outdoors?
On their own, lentils can be a bit bland, but with this spiced lentil cakes Delia has added plenty of flavour with tomato, herbs and spices. A brilliant vegetarian recipe that's cheap and easy to make, but also extremely nutritious and filling.
Popular in the South of France, this lovely pizza-type recipe draws a lot of its inspiration from nearby Italy. You can easily ring the changes with the topping, too, for a great lunch or supper dish.
If you want to make the proper authentic version of this you'll need to hunt out some tahini paste, which is available at supermarkets and health-food shops.
A brilliant dish for a party, this salad scores plenty of brownie points on the health scale, with brown rice, salad vegetables, seeds and nuts - ideal after all that rich Christmas food!
Potato wedges are a good way of maximising the fibre and nutritious elements of a potato but can be bland. These wedges are anything but - melted cheese and spring onions make them special enough for a buffet.
Never has a quiche Lorraine – essentially an egg, bacon and cream tart – been so easy to make, without losing any of its classic flavour and texture.
Tortilla can be served warm with salad, cold for a picnic, or cut into cubes to serve as an appertiser
This is very good served in wedges with a baby spinach salad
This is another cake that has a unique and different combination of punchy flavours – which makes it good for eating out-of-doors. Great for a picnic or afternoon tea in the garden.
You can now buy Delia Online/Lane Farm Pork, Sage and Onion Sausagemeat to make it even easier to make your Christmas sausage rolls. For stockist details visit Lane Farm
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