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Eating a nutritious, balanced diet is vital to health and wellbeing, and learning how to make simple meals is a life skill that supports independent living. At the Virtual Village Hall, you can learn how to make simple, tasty dishes using low-cost, store cupboard ingredients.

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small bowls of fresh fruit vegetable and herbs on a white marble background

Veganuary ideas

a Christmas nut roast in a white casserole dish

Vegan Christmas

a close up of a cooking chicken and vegetable one pot in a blue cooking pot with someone pinching fresh rosemary into it

Chicken and vegetable one-pot

a traditional Moroccan vegetable tagine in a tagine pot

Moroccan vegetable tagine

Chef Xiuli Lei

Vegetarian Chinese cooking

a stack of vegetable pakoras on a wooden board with chilli dipping sauce garnished with green herbs

Vegetable pakoras

Father and Son's Sunday cooking, Dr Bala And Master Saidaksh

Turkish eggs

a woman wearing a green jumper stirring a boiling soup with a wooden spoon in a silver pan

Authentic Moroccan soup

a bowl of homemade vegetable stew on a wooden background

Moroccan Veg Stew

spaghetti and meatballs in a white pasta bowl garnished with green herbs

Meatballs with pasta

a man with a beard and glasses in a white t-shirt slicing courgette in a kitchen

Glamorgan Sausages

a close up of fresh noodle soup in a bowl on a polka dot napkin

Sweetcorn noodle soup

Chapathis And Daal Priya Sundar Istock 1298650125

Chapatis & daal

Vegan Sri Lankan curry and white rice in a white bowl with green herbs

Sri Lankan Curry

Chef Mike Springer

Escovitch Fish