Favourite couscous salad

Francesca

This is a lovely, simple, substantial salad for lunch boxes or picnics. I went through a phase of eating it at work for lunch almost every day for months on end, with little tweaks and variations. The five core flavours – tomato, onion, mint, feta and lemon – are the essential ones (think Greek salad) for that tangy lip-smacking factor. …

Roasted aubergine with Moroccan spiced veg and couscous

Francesca

This recipe looks like a bog standard veg tagine dish but it really is lovely, greater than the sum of its parts. It works even if you don’t have a few things to hand: no fresh coriander, nuts or lemons. Plain couscous is fine. We’ve tried substituting carrots for the peppers and butter beans for the chickpeas (dice the carrots …