To prevent pasta and vegetables from overcooking, drain in a colander and immediately rinse under cold water until cooled. Then drain again thoroughly.
Choose broccoli with tightly packed, fresh blue-green flores and firm stems. Avoid yellowing limp broccoli. These are signs of an old green vegetable.
An easy to make salad with a no cholesterol bonus. Add wholemeal bread rolls for a quick, light meal.
Turn a thrifty meal of leftover potatoes into company fare. Add hame, cheese and broccoli and you've got...