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Thai prawn fried rice

Preheat the grill to high. Put the chicken on a baking tray and grill for minutes without turning, until cooked through. Meanwhile, cook the noodles according to instructions. Drain and run cold water through to stop them sticking together.

Classic lasagne

If you're after some substantial comfort food on a budget then this vegetarian bake is just the thing. Add lamb chops for the meat eaters, from BBC Good Food.

Smoky pork & black bean tacos

Spice up your life with Mexican favourites, from traditional chilli con carne to the fresh flavour of chicken quesadillas. For more authentic Central American cuisine, check out our Mexico travel guide.

Basic bread

I'm still really mad about bread – I love it. It's so exciting. It's such a rewarding, therapeutic, tactile thing and you'll be so proud of yourself once you've cracked it.