Delicious: 5 Nights a Week: Every Recipe You'll Need for Midweek Cooking by Valli Little

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    • Categories: Soups
    • Ingredients: macadamia nuts; potatoes; leeks; onions; chicken stock; cream
    • Categories: Soups; Mediterranean; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: leeks; carrots; potatoes; stock; tomatoes; canned mixed beans; zucchini; basil pesto; French beans (haricots verts); olive oil
    • Categories: Soups; Asian
    • Ingredients: store-cupboard ingredients; onions; red chiles; fresh ginger; carrots; kaffir lime leaves; chicken stock; limes; palm sugar; fish sauce; canned coconut cream; cream; kūmara
    • Categories: Soups
    • Ingredients: store-cupboard ingredients; white onions; frozen peas; chicken stock; mint; wood-fired bread; cream cheese; smoked salmon; yogurt
    • Categories: Soups
    • Ingredients: olive oil; pancetta; leeks; carrots; rosemary; tomato paste; canned tomatoes; chicken stock; borlotti beans; cherry tomatoes on the vine
    • Categories: Salads; Main course
    • Ingredients: chat potatoes; store-cupboard ingredients; cherry tomatoes; mint; lamb backstrap; green beans; baby rocket
    • Categories: Salads; Rice dishes; Main course
    • Ingredients: jasmine rice; wild rice; mirin; rice vinegar; tamari sauce; sesame oil; limes; red chiles; telegraph cucumbers; smoked chicken; mint; red onions; dry-roasted peanuts; coriander leaves
    • Categories: Salads; Appetizers / starters
    • Ingredients: sour cream; store-cupboard ingredients; red onions; telegraph cucumbers; cherry tomatoes; corn; baby rocket; corn tortilla chips
    • Categories: Salads; Main course; American
    • Ingredients: bacon; Parmesan cheese; seafood cocktail sauce; lemons; crème fraîche; eggs; cos lettuce; prawns; croutons
    • Categories: Salads; Main course
    • Ingredients: pumpkins; thyme; goat cheese; panko breadcrumbs; balsamic vinegar; store-cupboard ingredients; salad greens
    • Categories: Salads; Rice dishes; Main course
    • Ingredients: store-cupboard ingredients; brown lentils; brown rice; red onions; radicchio; tomatoes; tarragon; parsley; borlotti beans
    • Categories: Dips, spreads & salsas; Lunch; Christmas
    • Ingredients: cooked chicken meat; ham; cream cheese; chives; chicken consommé; gelatin leaves; pink peppercorns
    • Categories: Salads; Main course; Mediterranean
    • Ingredients: couscous; chicken stock cubes; mayonnaise; smoked paprika; smoked chicken; artichokes in oil; semi-dried tomatoes; basil; olive oil; roasted red peppers
    • Categories: Appetizers / starters
    • Ingredients: semi-dried tomatoes; bocconcini mozzarella cheese; dried red pepper flakes; basil; roasted red peppers; prosciutto; marinated artichokes; black olives; grissini
    • Categories: Appetizers / starters; Greek
    • Ingredients: Kalamata olives; lavash bread; dried oregano; store-cupboard ingredients; feta cheese; cherry tomatoes; Lebanese cucumbers; taramasalata; marinated chiles; dolmades
    • Categories: Appetizers / starters; Italian
    • Ingredients: wood-fired bread; store-cupboard ingredients; balsamic vinegar; prosciutto; blue cheese; walnuts; wild rocket
    • Categories: Appetizers / starters; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: cherry tomatoes; store-cupboard ingredients; beer; dry mustard; cheddar cheese; egg yolks; wood-fired bread; chives
    • Categories: Appetizers / starters; Italian
    • Ingredients: wood-fired bread; store-cupboard ingredients; radishes; walnuts; sage; prosciutto; pecorino pepato cheese; broad beans
    • Categories: Sandwiches & burgers; Main course
    • Ingredients: store-cupboard ingredients; onions; beef fillets; rye bread; tomato chutney; wild rocket
    • Categories: Appetizers / starters; Italian
    • Ingredients: wood-fired bread; store-cupboard ingredients; black olives; capers; semi-dried tomatoes; dried oregano; smoked tuna; wild rocket; lemons
    • Categories: Main course
    • Ingredients: chicken stock; dry white wine; bay leaves; thyme; lemons; fennel; chicken breasts; baby carrots; parsnips; green beans; basil pesto
    • Categories: Stews & one-pot meals; Main course
    • Ingredients: cannellini beans; grape tomatoes; baby fennel; store-cupboard ingredients; parsley; blue-eye
    • Categories: Salads; Main course
    • Ingredients: chicken tenderloins; basil; baby beets; red onions; canned anchovies; store-cupboard ingredients; ricotta cheese; baby rocket
    • Categories: Pasta, doughs & sauces; Main course
    • Ingredients: sour cream; mixed herbs; spaghetti pasta; onions; dry white wine; lemons; hot-smoked salmon; basil; olive oil
    • Categories: Grills & BBQ; Main course
    • Ingredients: lemons; dried oregano; honey; olive oil; asparagus; Lebanese cucumbers; garlic; yogurt; ground cumin; lamb fillets

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  • Minted pea soup with smoked salmon & cream cheese toasts

    • JKDLady on July 22, 2014

      This was a really fast recipe and one that can be made from the pantry, if you have frozen peas. I don't think the mint is strictly necessary. My boys have already asked to have this made again.

  • Bean & tomato soup

    • e_ballad on June 10, 2018

      We found this fairly bland. I added a Parmesan rind when reheating the leftovers, which improved the flavour significantly. I must also confess that I didn’t garnish the soup with the roasted cherry tomatoes on the vine as per the recipe.

  • Salmon spaghetti with herbed sour cream

    • Kirstin_the_Kiwi on July 02, 2016

      Made using cream cheese instead of sour cream -too rich ?

  • Lemon & oregano lamb with cucumber & yoghurt salad

    • e_ballad on February 04, 2019

      Fantastic marinade with a huge hit of flavour. The side salad was fine but nothing extraordinary.

  • Cheesy tomato risotto

    • e_ballad on January 08, 2020

      Very family-friendly, with kiddo having 3x serves. Recipe states that this will feed 4x kids or 2x hungry adults - I think it would be 6-8x kids or 4x adults.

  • Four bean soup with barley

    • e_ballad on March 04, 2018

      Bland. If vegetarian, I’d pop in a Parmesan rind. If vegan, I’d up the stock to water ratio. If carnivorous, I’d add bacon.

  • Pumpkin, sage & ricotta lasagne

    • e_ballad on May 03, 2017

      Simply fantastic. Very easy to put together & have prepared this ahead of time in the past.

  • Maple snags with mustard mash

    • KIGirl on September 04, 2014

      I substituted maple syrup with kangaroo island honey

  • Rice noodles with sweet-chilli meatballs

    • e_ballad on November 22, 2017

      Tasty & quick. Much like the inner workings of a pork dumpling. I also used hoisin sauce instead of sweet chilli sauce for my chilli-averse husband with good reports.

  • Tuscan burgers

    • e_ballad on March 03, 2017

      Only so-so. I'm not sure that the pesto added any flavour to the burger, though we did feel that this was quite a salty burger, with both the pancetta & Parmesan in the pesto likely contributing to this.

  • Moroccan pasties with roasted beets & carrots

    • e_ballad on March 07, 2017

      A great dish. This would be perfect as a 'cooking ahead' dish, as the pasty filling needs to be completely cooked. I made it a day ahead & had dinner on the table within 30 mins. Always a winner!

  • Tuna pilau

    • aargle on September 14, 2013

      This a fabulously easy Sunday night dinner. I use whatever curry paste I happen to have on hand.

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  • ISBN 10 073332245X
  • ISBN 13 9780733322457
  • Linked ISBNs
  • Published Nov 01 2007
  • Format Paperback
  • Page Count 256
  • Language English
  • Countries Australia
  • Publisher ABC Books
  • Imprint ABC Books

Publishers Text

A recent survey showed that most people have a repertoire of no more than four different dishes which they endlessly rotate. Now internationally renowned food writer and editor Valli Little has selected over 150 dishes from the extensive archives of award-winning Delicious magazine to put an end to the constant round of the same meals every night of the week. There's a different dish to try every night from rice noodles with sweet chilli meatballs to fig and three-cheese tart or swordfish and Italian parsley salad. Especially for the kids there are freshly made chicken dippers with a yogurt sauce or a satisfying bowl of cheesy tomato risotto. The sheer range of recipes, taking in soups and salads, pies and tarts, risottos, curries and tagines and a selection of hot and cold puddings, all perfect for mid week cooking, means you are able to create an effortless three-course menu. Also included for those nights when you can't quite face preparing and eating a whole meal, there are tempting ideas for a little something on toast.

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