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You can massively speed up the preparation time by chopping the onion, celery and carrots in your food processor.

Ham and rice casserole

This creamy casserole is such a speedy dish. And the best thing about it is there's no sauce to make.

Aromatic sticky ribs

A marinade for Chinese-style ribs usually requires so many ingredients, from different spices to several sauces.

Miso ramen

Instant (or quick-cook) ramen noodles make a fast, hearty meal worthy of any noodle bar. This particular recipe uses frozen peas.

Thai red pepper soup

This soup is ready in no time, thanks to the smart idea of using a jar of roasted peppers, shop-bought Thai curry paste and a can of coconut milk.

Prawn laksa

Laksa is a spicy, Malaysian noodle soup, perfect on a chilly day – and when you need a quick lunch if you make clever use of a laksa paste base.

Tomato galette

Bring Mediterranean sunshine into your kitchen with this gorgeous galette. Now that you can buy all-butter shortcrust pastry.

Caesar salad

You may have been buying Caesar salad dressing for ages, given that the traditional recipe is made by hand, and involves some time to slowly whisk in the ingredients.

Coconut fish curry

With just a few ingredients, this warming fish curry is easy to pull together. The preparation is made even quicker by ready-made garlic paste and ginger paste.