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Eric Akis: Meatloaf morphs into a Tex Mex-style taco meal

Eric Akis: Meatloaf morphs into a Tex Mex-style taco meal

This Tex-Mex meatloaf is deliciously flavoured and topped like you would a beef taco, with a mix of spices, cheese and salsa.
Eric Akis: Chickpeas boost Greek salad to make it focus of meal

Eric Akis: Chickpeas boost Greek salad to make it focus of meal

Salad offers good nutrition, with vegetables and chickpeas providing fibre and a range of minerals and vitamins
Eric Akis: Colourful seafood salad makes light spring lunch or dinner

Eric Akis: Colourful seafood salad makes light spring lunch or dinner

Lemon tarragon honey vinaigrette dressing adds a hint of sweetness to this main-course seafood salad.
Eric Akis: Rhubarb compote tops scones for elegant Mother's Day treat

Eric Akis: Rhubarb compote tops scones for elegant Mother's Day treat

Try these recipes for a special Mother’s Day tea: Golden scones, rich with butter and cream, that you can split and top with an easy-to-make rhubarb compote.
Eric Akis: Tortellini with Italian-style soup makes a hearty meal

Eric Akis: Tortellini with Italian-style soup makes a hearty meal

Minced garlic, tomato paste and dried herbs add flavour to this spring soup.
Eric Akis: Artichoke tuna melts make a fancy pantry meal

Eric Akis: Artichoke tuna melts make a fancy pantry meal

For these fancy tuna melts, slices of French bread are spread with a cheesy tuna/artichoke mixture, then baked and broiled until hot and delicious.
Blended cashews give this tikka masala-inspired vegetarian curry creamy body without the cream

Blended cashews give this tikka masala-inspired vegetarian curry creamy body without the cream

Many recipes for Indian curries such as tikka masala and butter chicken call for copious amounts of butter, yogurt and cream to give them a rich, satisfying texture.
Eric Akis: Yogurt-tossed cucumbers top off baked salmon dish

Eric Akis: Yogurt-tossed cucumbers top off baked salmon dish

B.C. salmon fillets, nicely spiced, are baked and served with tangy, yogurt-tossed cucumbers and a nutritious, Mediterranean-style quinoa and bean salad.
Eric Akis: A flatbread with the taste of Greece

Eric Akis: A flatbread with the taste of Greece

Greek-style pita breads are used as the base for these baked Mediterranean-style flatbreads topped with hummus, vegetables, olives, halloumi cheese and other tasty things.
Eric Akis: Bring out the barbecue for Indian-style chicken burgers

Eric Akis: Bring out the barbecue for Indian-style chicken burgers

Chicken patties flavoured with curry powder and rich with cashews are grilled and then stuffed in buns with mango chut- ney-flavoured mayonnaise and a tangy slaw.