Prawn toasts

This recipe shows you how to make those yummy prawn toasts that you get in Chinese restaurants and you will be surprised how easy it is.

Parmesan toasts

My kids love these toasts in their lunch box. They go particularly well with a little container of hummus. I love to add rocket and prosciutto to mine and it becomes a sudden lunch or great with a wine

Fried halloumi

This is a traditional Greek dish and has a deliciously tasty salty flavour to the cheese. Here it is served up with a drizzle of olive oil, cracked black pepper and good quality olive oil.

Filo pie ponds

Here's a recipe the kids can help you with. Using filo pastry as the pie cup, fill the cups with egg, ham and cheese for a tasty weekend dinner that everyone will love.

Fish cakes

Your kids will love these tasty fish cakes that have plenty of white fish combined with mashed potato or sweet potato and kid-friendly vegetables such as corn, peas and carrots.

Tomato and anchovy tart

This Tomato and anchovy tart recipe is a simplified version of the traditional French pissaladière tart. It boasts lots of flavour and thanks to the crumbly shortcrust pastry, makes a perfectly portable summer lunch.

Tomato and bacon soup

Roasting the tomatoes first in this easy soup recipe really adds to the flavour. Adding bacon to the soup adds a lovely smokey hint too. Serve with plenty of crusty bread and some vintage cheddar. Yummo!

Easy salsa

Make this easy salsa as the perfect Mexican side for tacos or burritos. The fresh flavours of tomatoes, onion and coriander are the perfect accompaniment for anything spicy.

Creamy mushroom soup

This creamy mushroom soup is a glorious flavoured and filling soup that's perfect for lunch or dinner. It is very brown looking, so do garnish with some greenery! Serve with some crusty bread.

Chicken san choy bau

Make sure you use the crisp inner leaves of the lettuce for this tasty Asian-inspired recipe. This is a great one for the kids to get stuck in but keep plenty of kitchen roll on hand for those sticky fingers.

Stuffed mushrooms

Stuffed mushrooms make a great side dish with dinner or can be a meal on their own. This easy stuffed mushroom recipe is a great combination of the tender mushrooms, crunchy top and soft feta cheese stuffing.

Honey soy chicken

Chicken drumsticks marinated in soy sauce and honey are always a popular - and sticky! - dinner for kids. This recipe is quick to make and goes well with plain rice and steamed vegetables.

Potato and leek soup

Potato and leek soup is a great winter-warming soup that can be served up with crusty bread for a satisfying meal. This version is vegetarian so it would make a great starter to a meat-free Monday meal.