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Eric Akis: Curry-spiced samosas are baked, not fried

Eric Akis: Curry-spiced samosas are baked, not fried

Serve these curry-spiced, vegetable-filled samosas as part of an Indian-style meal, or as a snack/appetizer, perhaps during the upcoming holiday season. T
Eric Akis: Mashed cauliflower subs for potato in this salmon dish

Eric Akis: Mashed cauliflower subs for potato in this salmon dish

Baked salmon is topped with a tangy and aromatic sauce of lemon juice, honey and ginger and served with mashed cauliflower.
Eric Akis: Curried Prawn Bisque a great main for lunch or a show-stopper starter for dinner

Eric Akis: Curried Prawn Bisque a great main for lunch or a show-stopper starter for dinner

Soup base and prawns can be prepared in advance and refrigerated until you’re ready to finish off and serve it
Eric Akis: Butternut squash adds nutritious touch to muffins

Eric Akis: Butternut squash adds nutritious touch to muffins

These dense, nicely spiced muffins are strewn with shreds of squash, dried cranberries and walnuts
Eric Akis: Chicken Yassa blends French and Senegalese cuisines

Eric Akis: Chicken Yassa blends French and Senegalese cuisines

This Senegalese-style chicken is marinated, seared, smothered in a lemony, caramelized onion mixture, and baked until very flavourful and tender.
Eric Akis: Shepherd's pie and twice-baked potatoes make a tasty combo

Eric Akis: Shepherd's pie and twice-baked potatoes make a tasty combo

Large baking potatoes, baked until tender, are hollowed out, filled with a shepherd’s pie-style filling, topped with cheesy mashed potatoes, and baked until golden and delicious.
Eric Akis: Munich schnitzel offers a taste of Germany

Eric Akis: Munich schnitzel offers a taste of Germany

Munich-style schnitzel richly flavoured with sweetened mustard, horseradish and melted butter.
Eric Akis: No trick to making this cheesy Halloween treat

Eric Akis: No trick to making this cheesy Halloween treat

The right ingredients and a little creativity put a seasonal twist on cheese and crackers.
Eric Akis: Pasta dish tops kale and peppers with golden cauliflower

Eric Akis: Pasta dish tops kale and peppers with golden cauliflower

Penne pasta is tossed with a kale/bell pepper mixture and topped with Parmesan cheese-crusted cauliflower florets and toasted walnuts.
Eric Akis: Delicious, deluxe scrambled eggs

Eric Akis: Delicious, deluxe scrambled eggs

In this luxurious recipe, dill-flavoured scrambled eggs are set on toast, topped with a dollop of sour cream and draped with thin slices of silky, cold smoked salmon.