The beauty of this dish is that it's so quick and easy and you can spice it up as much or as little as you want. Angela Hartnett's quick chicken stir fry with honey and chilli recipe | Life and style
Nigel Slater's venison with chard, and orange pomegranate cake recipes | Life and style | The Observer There is nothing like a glass of blood-orange juice under a grey-white winter sky to lift the spirits.
Chicken sofrito and smoky corn salad recipes | Yotam Ottlenghi | Life and style Yotam Ottolenghi's chicken sofrito: The simple preparation belies the complexity of flavours at work in this classic Sephardic stew.
I have been cooking with preserved lemon for years, using it left, right and centre, but I am still far from reaching my limit. It's one of those rare ingredients, like cardamom, rosewater and lemongrass, that not only paints a dish with a very specific colour, it also seems to carry you away somewhere far and exotic – a cheap trick, maybe, but it works. Harissa-marinated beef with preserved lemon sauce, plus roasted beet salad with yoghurt and preserved lemon recipes | Yotam Ottolenghi | Life and style
Mutton, potato and lime curry recipe, plus crushed carrots with yoghurt and pistachios | Yotam Ottolenghi | Life and style Mutton, potato and lime curry
Roasted butternut squash and red onion with tahini and za'atar recipe, plus lamb-stuffed quince with pomegranate and coriander | Yotam Ottolenghi | Life and style Roast butternut squash and red onion with tahini and za'atar (V) If you want a vegetarian dish to make an impact on the Christmas table, this does the job – it looks great and has really complex flavours.