Get switched on to greener cooking, hot tips for energy saving meals

By tweaking ingredients and ways of preparing meals, clever cooking can reduce energy costs by up to 80% compared to traditional recipes.

Make classic Scandinavian cinnamon buns with Nigella Lawson's all-in-one recipe

Cinnamon buns are a staple in Scandinavian cuisine that can be easily made from scratch in the comfort of your own home.

Professional Faqs: Can I Eat Raw Shrimp?

Expert opinion from Kelsey Masso Master of Science in Health and Wellness Management /Bachelor of Science in Food and Nutrition · 2 years of experience · USA Eating raw shrimp is not recommended. Raw shrimp can contain bacteria that can cause food poisoning. It is also a good source of purines, which can trigger gout attacks. If you want to eat shr...

Roman chicken stew with peppers recipe

This rich chicken stew can be frozen once and eaten the following day for lunch with crusty bread. Timings Prep time: 10 minutes, plus 30 minutes cooling time Cook time: 1 hour 25 minutes Serves four Ingredients 3 bell peppers (red or a mixture of red and yellow) 1 x 400g tin whole plum tomatoes 800g chicken (either 1 chicken jointed into pieces or...

Dave Myers' ‘comforting' mince stew and dumplings takes less than five minutes to prepare

This dinner is the ultimate comfort dish and is easy to prepare in less than an hour; the perfect way to remember beloved Hairy Bikers star Dave Myers.

12 amazing glaze for gammon recipes to impress your guests

Glaze for gammon always turns an ordinary pork meal into a memorable feast for your guests. Try these 12 recipes to elevate your culinary skills!

Mary Berry's Mediterranean chicken bake recipe takes under five minutes to prepare

This juicy chicken is packed with flavourful vegetables and topped with bacon is all cooked in the same tin, making it a easy and quick dinner to make.

Michelin-star chef shares 'better way' to poach eggs without using vinegar

Poached eggs are notoriously difficult to get right, but one Michelin-star chef has a simple hack that solves this problem.

6 ways to eat food cleverly without making a mess

There are some foods that are just impossible to eat without creating a mess.

Easy homemade chicken and broccoli bake casserole recipe

Chicken and broccoli are so good together. What better way to enjoy them than in this hands-off chicken and broccoli bake that is ready in less than an hour?

Best potjie recipes: how to make it with chicken, seafood, lamb or beef?

Looking for great Potjie recipes to try with family and friends this festive season? Take a look at this article for a range of recipes you can try out anytime.

Gordon Ramsay's 'ultimate grilled cheese' is perfect 'comfort food' for rainy day

Inspired by a trip to Tasmania where he met a cheesemaker, Gordon Ramsay put a unique spin on the traditional grilled cheese sandwich that's perfect for a gloomy day.

Easy creamy beef stew and dumplings recipe to try at home

Beef stew and dumplings can be prepared using different methods, but the end result is irresistible. Try this recipe to make the culinary classic at home!

Smoked sirloin tip roast recipe ideas: How to cook it

How do you prepare a smoked sirloin tip roast recipe? Cooking the beef sirloin tip roast to tender perfection requires a few ingredients. Here is how to cook it.

Stuffed pepper dinner recipe is an easy go-to on ‘hectic' week nights

This stuffed pepper recipe is an easy dinner idea that serves up to 8 people. And if you don't need that much, they make great leftovers.

Hovis forced to confirm it its bread is ‘rustic’ in latest advert battle

Hovis forced to confirm it its bread is ‘rustic’ in latest advert battle - Hovis said the dictionary defined rustic as ‘simple and often rough in appearance; typical of the countryside’

Make potatoes last for 'six months' with simple storage hack to avoid sprouting

Potatoes last longer when kept in a cool, dark space, but "curing" prevents the potatoes from sprouting for up to six months.

Bananas can go brown and mushy in the fridge - keep them fresh for longer with this tip

One person asked the question on online forum site Quora to find out the answer.

Perfect poach eggs with deliciously gooey centre are easy to make with step-by-step guide

There are many ways to make delicious eggs for breakfast, lunch or dinner, but poached is the king of them all.

Strawberries will stay fresh for weeks with clever trick - 'mould doesn't spread'

Sometimes it's hard to justify buying strawberries because of how quickly they get mouldy. Now, there's a hack that keeps them fresh for weeks.

Cooking for beginners - spices everyone needs in their kitchen

There are a few basic spices that are essential for adding flavour to your dishes.

Soup recipe eaten by longest living people in the world is perfect for rainy day

This delicious hearty soup recipe is a staple in one of the five blue zones in the world, where people live in the longest on average.

Jimi Famurewa reviews Camille: Even on a night off the booze, new-wave bistro is utterly intoxicating

Jimi Famurewa reviews Camille: Even on a night off the booze, new-wave bistro is utterly intoxicating - 4/5 Camille is a supremely creative and confident opening with cool quality and enrapturing lightness of touch, says Jimi Famurewa

Jamie Oliver's toad in the hole with a twist is the perfect mid-week meal - recipe

Toad in the hole is traditionally made from a mixture of Yorkshire pudding batter and meaty sausages but chef Jamie Oliver has an even tastier version.

France outlaws using meat terms to describe vegan alternatives

There was a lot at steak here, apparently.

Hook, line and dinner: Sustainable tuna recipes for a guilt-free supper

Hook, line and dinner: Sustainable tuna recipes for a guilt-free supper - RECIPES: Ever feel like a fish out of water when it comes to navigating sustainable fish? These MSC-certified recipes will have you hooked from the first bite, says Hannah Twiggs

Simple cheese platter ideas: Create a board to surprise your guests

Cheese platter ideas ensure you create a delightful snack or appetizer for your next social gathering. Make a platter that caters to different tastes.

Best vintage ports for a tasty tipple on special occasions

Best vintage ports for a tasty tipple on special occasions - Pick up a vintage port to enjoy bolder, more complex flavours

4 ways to make the most of the bits left in a peanut butter jar

Wondering what to do with that final spoonful of peanut butter? Try one of these easy but brilliant ideas.

What Is The Best Type Of Lime? A Review By Nutrition Professionals

Expert opinion from Mantwa Radebe Master of Science (MSc) In Nutrition · 12 years of experience · South Africa Key Lime is considered to be the best tasting lime. Key Lime is one of the most typical varieties of limes. It has a more yellow shade on the skin than most other limes, and its acidic juice is high quality with a sweet and sour flavor. Ex...

What is brown butter, and how do I use it?

What’s the deal with brown butter? I keep seeing it in recipes and on menus. Ben, Sheffield Achieved by heating butter until the water evaporates and the milk solids caramelise, brown butter (or beurre noisette) can enhance the flavour of all the good things – cookies, cakes, pasta, pork chops. “It can be a beautiful thing,” agrees baker Lily Jones, of Lily Vanilli in east London, who recently launched an initiative across the capital to get...

Canned fish is having a moment! Here’s a quick spaghetti and pilchard meatballs recipe for hectic weeknights

Chefs and foodies have discovered the joys of canned fish and popular influencers are posting taste tests and recipes with sardines, anchovies and upscale tuna.

Mary Berry's French-inspired sausage stew is perfect cheap and cheerful dinner

This comforting dish only less than 20 minutes to prepare before it slowly roasts for around 25 minutes, meaning it can be on the table in less than an hour.

Lemon sponge layer cake is 'easy to make' and bakes in just 20 minutes - recipe

This delicious citrusy sponge cake cooks in 18 to 20 minutes and is topped with a tangy cream cheese frosting.

We tried Aldi’s new drink that’s like Baileys and Creme Eggs combined

Aldi shoppers are going wild over the Easter tipple!

Salade Lyonnaise recipe

Simple and delicious, a staple dish of my childhood and one I now serve at my restaurant, Joséphine. Timings Prep time: 15 minutes Cook time: 15 minutes Serves 4 Ingredients For the vinaigrette 45g finely chopped banana shallots (approx 2) 2 tsp sherry vinegar 2 tsp Dijon mustard 50ml extra-virgin olive oil For the salad 1 head of frisée or curly e...

Cornwall mum shares Cornish pasty recipe for 'delicious' results

Cornwall is famed as the home of the Cornish pasty but anyone can enjoy them at home with this easy recipe from a Cornwall local.

Top 10 delicious pasta and mince recipes in South Africa

Discover the top 10 delicious PASTA AND MINCE RECIPES in South Africa. These recipes centre on beef but you can replace it with lamb, chicken, fish, etc.

3 best cremora tart recipes worth your while: how to balance sweetness?

There are several CREMORA TART RECIPEs that people have come up with based on their preferences. In case you want a great dessert, try these tart recipes.

This fruity white wine is perfect for spring – and it’s 25% off at Perfect Cellar

This fruity white wine is perfect for spring – and it’s 25% off at Perfect Cellar - It’s a great pick for Mother’s Day or Easter celebrations

Best fish pilchard recipes in South Africa and insights from award-winning cookbook author

PILCHARD RECIPES will revolutionize your eating habits. Pilchard is a tasty meal, and moreover, it is rich in high-quality proteins, Omega-3 fatty acids.

5 bulk cooking tips for beginners

If you are a newbie meal prepper, these tips can save you time, money and a great deal of mental effort.

African countries with the highest beer consumption

Beer is one of the oldest and most widely consumed alcoholic beverages in the world. It is the third most enjoyed drink globally, following water and tea. ・Business Insider Africa presents African countries with the highest beer consumption per capita ・Namibia has the highest beer consumption per capita among these African countries at 95.5 L. ・The...

How resilient are your vegetables in weird weather?

How resilient are your vegetables in weird weather? - An expert offers advice on how to make your veg plants tougher.

Asparagus will last a week longer using Martha Stewart's 'herb storage method'

Martha Stewart shared her asparagus storage hack that helps asparagus stay fresh and crisp for weeks.

Simply Delectable Cooking School wraps up the month of love with fine treats

The Star readers were summoned to this lively couple’s cooking event, where Christine Rankine, who is a passionate cook, welcomed them with mouthwatering recipes to take home - from the main course to the dessert.

Keep your bread fresh for up to half a year with perfect method for families

A life hack expert has shared his tips and tricks to store bread and make sure not a single slice goes to waste.

Onglet à l’échalote with Beaujolais sauce recipe

Onglet is one of my favourite cuts of meat, it has such great flavour. The sauce is the one my grandma, Joséphine, used to make me. Timings Prep time: 15 minutes plus 20 minutes to rest Cook time: 50 minutes Serves 4 Ingredients For the Beaujolais sauce 1 litre veal or beef stock 20ml vegetable oil 250g finely sliced shallots (approx 10) 3 garlic c...

Cook frozen salmon without having to defrost with this simple hack

Have you ever forgotten to thaw the meat when it comes time to cook dinner? An influencer has a hack that lets you cook salmon straight from the freezer.

How to make dumplings with flour from scratch: tips from an expert

Wondering HOW TO MAKE DUMPLINGS with flour from scratch? Here are elaborate steps that you can follow after acquiring the affordable ingredients outlined.