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Maximum ginger and extra spices — this gingerbread goes up to 11.

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Quick and easy veggies to accompany any curry. This takes about an hour to cook, but most of that time is just gently frying/steaming, so you can easily cook something else at the same time.

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Decadence. Rich, moist, luxurious, chocolatey decadence. If you’re going to do brownies, do them properly.
 Brownie 
Serves one. (Specifically, me.)

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A mild, child-friendly fish dish that doesn’t take too much cooking and yet still has some genuine depth of flavour? Easy enough if you steal a Madhur Jaffrey recipe* and simplify it a little.Simple fish curry

I’m not kidding on the “mild” — grown-ups are going to need some pickle or chili sauce. But that’s okay, you get a meal that’s very healthy, a great source of protein, and perfect for the whole family to enjoy.

 

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Ah, granola, tastiest of cereals! And healthy too, as long as you don’t actually look at the ingredients*. Let’s focus on the tasty part.

Granola: Done

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Dal is a great health food: complex carbohydrates for slow-release energy, a good source of protein, and some veggies smuggled along for the ride.

Dal Palak: done.

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I’ve been trying to create the perfect tiramisu for years, and to be honest, I’ve never managed to improve on this recipe:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/tiramisu_82373

It’s a very loose set (i.e. a bit runny), but utterly delicious. If you can figure out any changes to make it a bit firmer, let me know! I’ve tried gently warming the egg to make an authentic zabaglione, but it adds a lot of faff for no real improvement.

There is a Guardian recipe that I’ve been meaning to try – next time…

 

A simple, everyday curry – well, maybe not quite literally everyday, unless you have a lot more time to sit around simmering things than I do – but the ratio of taste to effort is unbeatable.

Basic curry

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Bhindi, okra, ladies’ fingers – call it what you like, this is a simple recipe (basically, put stuff in a pan and fry it) that makes a great side dish.

Bhindi

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Cheesy peas!

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