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French onion soup

Our French onion soup is deliciously rich and easy to make at home. This savoury soup is perfect for using up a garden glut and great for dinner parties

Author: Sara Buenfeld

Cauliflower & macaroni cheese

What do you get if you add cauliflower, cheese and macaroni? Comfort food heaven

Author: Good Food team

Chicken gumbo

A low-fat Creole-inspired okra and green pepper stew with cayenne, paprika, cumin and thyme

Author: Katy Greenwood

Griddled pear & blue cheese salad

Contrast sweet grilled fruit with salty robust blue cheese and a honey vinaigrette in this stylish salad

Author: Good Food team

Best ever crab sandwiches

A classic crab sandwich made a bit more substantial with a few of Barney's favourite flavours

Author: Barney Desmazery

10 minute couscous salad

This makes a great lunchbox filler for a day out and is equally good at home from the fridge

Author: Good Food team

The Bobby Flay Burger

Back in 2003, before he was a fast-food impresario, Bobby Flay gave this recipe for a Cubano-style burger to Jonathan Reynolds of The Times. "The best burgers are made on an iron surface and cooked medium,...

Author: Jonathan Reynolds

Crisp bacon & avocado toasts

Brighten up lunch times with this delicious alternative to the BLT

Author: Good Food team

Roast loin of pork with sage & onion stuffing & gravy

Sage and sausage meat are stuffed inside a pork loin to create a moist, flavoursome Sunday lunch main for a crowd

Author: Lucy Netherton

Tomato & caramelised onion tart tatin

A vegetarian and savoury version of tart tatin - perfect for a light supper

Author: Angela Nilsen

Lemon & thyme butter basted roast chicken & gravy

Smoothing butter under the bird's skin helps to baste the chicken and herbs add a delicious flavour to the gravy

Author: Good Food team

Warm artichoke & asparagus summer salad

This dish is all about vegetables at the peak of their season

Author: Gordon Ramsay


These Russo-German beef-cabbage mixtures encased in yeast dough were called kraut runsas by German farmers who had first settled in Russia and then emigrated to Nebraska. Later they became kraut baroques....

Author: Marian Burros

Curried chicken & mango salad

This lightly-spiced, fruity salad is a modern take on Coronation chicken - a low calorie-lunch for two

Author: Cassie Best

Red lentil & chorizo soup

Sweet smoked paprika and cumin flavour this rustic blend topped with spicy Spanish sausage

Author: Barney Desmazery

Pea, feta & summer herb frittata

Use your favourite soft herbs in this thick grilled omelette with peas, cream cheese and courgette- we like dill, mint and parsley

Author: Lucy O'Reilly

Sizzling spare ribs with BBQ sauce

Some like it hot, so sizzle your ribs with BBQ sauce

Author: Good Food team

Cock a leekie soup

James Martin gives the classic restorative Scottish soup a twist - the prunes add a sweet contrast to the rich chicken broth

Author: James Martin

Chunky chicken & ham chowder

Rich and creamy, yet low in fat - you could also make this warming soup with fish

Author: CJ Jackson

Chicken in balsamic, orange & rosemary sauce

Low-fat tender chicken in a rich gravy with rosemary and balsamic vinegar

Author: Good Food team

Simple roast chicken

Perfect your Sunday lunch with this simple but succulent roast chicken

Author: Good Food team

Mexican rice & bean salad

This low-fat spicy salad with Latin American flavours is packed with fresh vegetables for a filling lunch

Author: Good Food team

Roast pork with fennel & rosemary

Tender meat scented with herbs and spices to serve as part of a light lunch- the gravy is super-simple too

Author: Mary Cadogan

Cheese & ham souffléd omelette

This fluffy and filling meal for one uses up leftover ham or gammon and makes a great brunch served with baked beans

Author: Silvana Franco

Mushroom & baby spinach tart

You can't have a buffet without a homemade quiche, and everyone is bound to love this vegetarian classic

Author: James Martin

Roast pork with pear sauce

You know pork's good with apple sauce, but have you tried it with pears? The sauce is also good with game or duck

Author: Barney Desmazery

Cornish Game Hens With Rosemary

Author: Craig Claiborne

Roast fillet of beef with mushroom stuffing

Serve up a spectacular centrepiece of roast beef with a rich stuffing, and a clever twist on Yorkshire puddings

Author: Emma Lewis

Caramelised onion & bacon tart

Use a packet bread mix and some semolina to create a pizza-style base for this irresistible tart

Author: Sarah Cook

Potato, spring onion, dill & cheese frittata

The perfect stress-free summer lunch. For a non-veggie option, add a couple of slices of ham

Author: Good Food team

English Pastry for Meat Pie

Author: Craig Claiborne

Prawn sweet chilli noodle salad

This low-fat salad is is great for a picnic, lunchbox or even a buffet

Author: Good Food team

Kale & quinoa patties

These veggie burgers are scrumptious and simple to make, top with fresh pesto and goat's cheese for a light lunch or dinner

Author: Georgina Fuggle

Maine Coast Lobster Rolls

Here is the simplest of recipes, brought to The Times in 2001 by Jason Epstein in the low, dispiriting weeks that followed the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. He was inspired, he wrote,...

Author: The New York Times

Pumpkin & potato gratin

An brilliant vegetarian twist on the classic French dish of potato gratin - you can also make it ahead

Author: Good Food team

Pressed picnic sandwich

A great recipe for kids to assemble - fully load a ciabatta loaf with favourites like prosciutto, artichokes, peppers, spinach and mozzarella

Author: Donal Skehan

Chicken soba noodles

Quick and easy to prepare, whether you're packing them up for work or grabbing a bite at home

Author: Good Food team

Creamy asparagus puffs

Pastry parcels with smoked ham, cream cheese and seasonal green veg. Serve with a crisp side salad

Author: Angela Boggiano

Apple & sultana muffins

These fruity muffins make a healthy lunchbox snack, scroll down for two other great lunchtime fillers

Author: Good Food team

Sage & thyme calves' liver with wild mushrooms & pancetta

Think you don't like liver? This tasty, pan-fried version with herbs, mushrooms and bacon on toast may convert you

Author: James Martin

Spinach, bacon & white bean salad

A low-calorie dish with contrasting flavours of salty, crispy bacon and sweet red peppers

Author: Good Food team

Squash, feta & bulgur salad

Roast sweet butternut squash then stir through this rustic vegetarian dish with Greek cheese, spinach and coriander

Author: Jennifer Joyce

Curried Chicken Salad With Slow Roasted Tomatoes

Eric Asimov brought this recipe to The Times in 1998, part of a round-up of some of the specialty sandwich shops cropping up in Manhattan at the time. "Sandwiches are as American as Dagwood Bumstead,"...

Author: Eric Asimov

Fig & blue cheese tart

This extra special tart with crumbly walnut pastry makes a fabulous vegetarian dinner

Author: Sarah Cook

Ham, potato & cheese stuffed loaf

For a casual weekend lunch, bake your own bread stuffed with oozing cheddar

Author: Good Food team

Chorizo, potato & cheese omelette

Whisk up your eggs with Spanish sausage and potato to make a decadent omelette lunch for one

Author: Good Food team

Souffléd crab & asparagus tart

This melt-in-the-mouth tart can be served as a main course, or as a brilliant starter for eight served with a green salad

Author: Mary Cadogan

Spicy tuna & chickpea patties

Using canned chickpeas instead of potatoes means these spicy patties are really quick to make

Author: Good Food team

Herbed chicken, peach & feta salad

Dill, mint and basil really bring this bulgur wheat dish to life- use a ready-cooked chicken to save time and add the herbs and dressing at the last minute

Author: Jane Hornby