Beginner recipes 45 - 60 mins

  • Be a meal prep master! Batch cooking allows you to use up ingredients when they are at their best, as well as helping keep your healthy eating on track.

  • A simple way to create a tasty dish from your leftover potatoes and bacon.

  • Throw these ingredients together in the morning and a warming delicious stew will be waiting for you when you get home.

  • Make the strawberry season last all year long with this easy jam. It's a good way to use up under-ripe or tart strawberries - freeze them until you have enough to make a batch of jam.

  • This authentic tasting Thai curry is very speedy to make and can be varied by using a red or yellow Thai paste. Serve with leftover cooked rice that has been revamped into sticky rice balls.

  • These energy bars are great for using up any nuts or dried fruit you have in the back of your cupboard; desiccated coconut, chocolate chips, or anything else you fancy!

  • Mince pie overload? Don't let them join the 3.5 million binned each Christmas - these delicious brownies will give them another life.

  • It's sweet and spicy, this pumpkin soup is a Autumn favourite and perfect if you're making soup for the first time, as well as for seasoned cooks.

  • Sascha at Hugh Grierson Organic, a family-run farm in Perthshire, shows us how to spice up those mince and tatties this Halloween.

  • This classic lentil soup is a treat for vegetarians as well as meat eaters, and can be further enhanced with lots of different vegetables.

  • You don’t need to make the curry paste from scratch - you can use a ready made green or red Thai curry paste. However ready made paste often contains fish so it is not suitable for vegetarians.

  • Use up any variety of dessert apples in this delicious recipe, which incorporates a quick toffee sauce and is topped off with a crispy crumble made from a leftover doughnut.