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Large field mushrooms stuffed with cheddar and topped with panko breadcrumbs
Chicken and chorizo pasta with fresh basil leaves.
Hijiki seaweed and edamame (soy beans), served warm or cold as a side dish or starter. High in fibre and protein.
Inarizushi and fishcakes bento lunch
Japanese soba noodles made of buckwheat. Served cold with dipping sauce, tasty and refreshing for warmer weather.
Furikake (savory Japanese sprinkles made of dried ingredients) is an excellent topping for rice, soups and other savoury dishes.
Chilled Japanese tofu, a perfect no-cook starter or side dish on a hot day.
Tray baked salmon and new potatoes, great with seasonal spring or summer vegetables.
Chinese roast chicken and coriander rice
Happy eggs for happy lunch boxes
Yakiudon with beef, a quick one-dish meal perfect for a mid-week dinner.
Tom yum gai - chicken and flat rice noodles in Thai hot and sour soup
Pan fried cod with lime and coriander soy on soba noodles.
Make banana bread with old bananas, the older the better!
Onigiri with edamame, meatballs and sausages. Animal picks added some colour and also eliminated the need to pack any cutlery with a packed lunch.
Aubergine pan-fried with egg.
Leek and potato gratin - lovely comfort food with minimal cooking.
Roast chicken with lemon and thyme
Chicken rice balls from Melaka, Malaysia. Rice cooked in chicken broth, ginger, garlic and srewpine leaves and then shaped into balls.
Prawn and pepperoni tagliatelle with lemon and chilli.
Kailan (Chinese broccoli) in oyster sauce and shallot oil.
Rich dark chocolate and orange cake, with an entire orange pureed into the mixture!
Mee Hoon Kueh (hand made noodles) with fried ikan bilis (anchovies).
Yakisoba with prawns and shitake - perfect with some aromatic green tea or a glass of chilled Sauvignon Blanc or light Italian Pinot Grigio.
Lemon and chilli seafood linguine
Baked penne with chicken and crispy salami
A bento lunch of chicken katsu, stir fried snow peas, cherry tomatoes and rice.
Brussel sprouts stir fried with garlic and oyster sauce. Guaranteed not overcooked or mushy!
A step by step guide to making sushi rice and maki rolls.
Three mushrooms rice. A one-pot meal of Japanese rice with aburage (fried tofu puffs) and shitake, shimeji and oyster mushrooms.
Tri-coloured soboro bento
A classic chicken and leek pie, perked up with the addition of sausage meatballs.
Lemon cream pie, a recipe passed down through three generations of women.