Nigella is back on the box

Nigella Lawson returns to the small screen soon with a six-part BBC Two series entitled ‘Simply Nigella’.

The TV cook’s latest series sets out to show viewers that what – and how – they cook can make them feel better and more alive. Packed with new recipes and tips designed to make lives easier, Nigella aims to prove that whatever the occasion, food – in the eating and the making – should always be pleasurable.

From energy-boosting breakfasts and simple suppers, to fuss-free ideas for feeding a crowd and ‘bowl food’ to nourish and uplift, each episode features recipes to ‘help create some breathing space after a busy working day, or unwind with friends and family at the weekend’.

In the first episode, Nigella introduces viewers to recipes that are ‘quick and calm’. These include Nigella’s favourite breakfast, which is a twist on avocado toast, with radishes; followed by a Thai noodle dish with cinnamon and prawns, inspired by a recent holiday to Thailand; and a family supper of lamb ribs with Nigella sativa (black cumin seeds), served with a feta and avocado salad. To help the wind down at the end of the day, there is some ‘stove-side pottering’ with Nigella’s spiced cauliflower and chickpea salad. And a sweet treat comes in the form of an apricot almond cake.

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