At this time of the year, it is great to be able to rustle up a speedy and tasty supper. I think you will enjoy the kale and pecorino pesto pasta and the smoked mackerel and chorizo salad with apple.

The pasta dish will take you about 20 minutes, is full of nutrition and tastes wonderful. Sometimes I use quark, which is a low-fat soft cheese, instead of the mascarpone. This makes the healthy dish even healthier. Kale has a naturally bitter taste and the garlic definitely helps reduce that flavour.