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In a hurry?

As much as I love cooking, the bug doesn't strike every day. There are times when I just want to get dinner on the table as quickly as possible - and these recipes let me do it.

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Black bean, rice and corn burrito bowl with fresh tomato, avocado and lime

Black bean, rice and corn burrito bowl with fresh tomato, avocado and lime

I first made this recipe for a bunch of friends on a little island called Ilhabela in Brazil. It combines fresh and long-life ingredients that you tend to be able to find just about anywhere. I used the small but punchy array of spices that I've been carrying with me everywhere while travelling to give it a bit of a kick, but as with most things Mexican inspired, it's the lime and coriander that really makes it! More

No-cook Mediterranean chickpea salad

No-cook Mediterranean chickpea salad

Here on a small island off the coast of Brazil with no real supermarkets, it seemed possibly a little ambitious to make a meal for ourselves. But the ingredients of this salad are simple enough, and substitutable enough, to make it possible. And it doesn't even require cooking! More

Stir-fried vegetable noodles with peanut sauce and spring onions

Stir-fried vegetable noodles with peanut sauce and spring onions

While travelling in the RV in a foreign country, you've got to keep the cooking simple! This easy stir fry uses a sauce straight out of the jar to save on excess ingredients. This one was really flavourful, which saved us having to marinate the tofu. The broccoli, capsicum and bok choy work beautifully, but you can substitute whatever's available. More

White bean and za'atar soup with toasted sesame seeds

White bean and za'atar soup with toasted sesame seeds

This easy, hearty soup is a perfect winter warmer. I love the za'atar flavours of sumac, thyme, and sesame seeds, and cannelini beans are the perfect blank canvas to serve them with. And really, who doesn't love anything involving Turkish bread? More

Gnocchi with red wine, lentil and olive sauce

Gnocchi with red wine, lentil and olive sauce

The rich flavours of red wine, kalamata olives and tomatoes meld beautifully in this zesty, hearty sauce. And with only two ingredients requiring any kind of prep, it's a relaxed cooking experience! More

Japanese deconstructed sushi salad

Japanese deconstructed sushi salad

This dish combines classic vegetarian sushi ingredients, including tofu, egg, cucumber and avocado, in a simple cold salad with a delicious Japanese mayonnaise, soy sauce and wasabi dressing. More