Welcome back to Dinner Sorted! I hope you all had happy holidays and enjoyed a bit of break – at least from having to cook every night of the week.

If one of your New Year’s resolutions was to introduce some new meals to your regular rota, you’ve come to the right place. I’m always looking for new ways of using a favourite ingredient, new takes on classic dishes, or something brand-new I’ve never eaten before, and this week feels like the week to experiment – after all, if the kids outright refuse to eat any of these meals, there’s leftover Christmas ham in the freezer. So why not try out an unusual pasta, a surprisingly colourful falafel, super-simple summer soup or a burger that blends two food cultures?

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Chicken satay peanut burgers

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Indonesian flavours in the classic American handheld fast food fashion.

Green pea & chickpea rissoles

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A fun-coloured take on falafel, perfect for the barbie.

Indian lamb mince with yellow rice and tomato salsa

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Super fast to cook, this dish is sure to tickle the tastebuds.

Ratatouille & risoni bake

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Add an unexpected pasta to the classic summer stew for a satisfying meal.

Cold roasted tomato soup

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Exactly what you want on a hot night.