Greek pasta salad
Cook and drain some pasta. In a separate bowl, combine tomatoes, cucumber, bell peppers, beans, onion, feta, olives and mint before adding to the pasta. For the dressing, whisk together oil, vinegar, lemon juice, garlic, honey, mustard, oregano, salt and black pepper.

Scandinavian-style cheese and crackers

Jazz up your Ryvita with a spoonful of soft cheese, snipped chives and a few chopped gherkins. Alternatively (or additionally, depending how hungry you are), cut an avocado in half and drizzle with a teaspoon of vinaigrette and sprinkle with sesame seeds.

Prawn banh mi sandwich
Mix coriander, mayonnaise, yoghurt, fish sauce, lime juice and cayenne. Spread two teaspoons of the sauce on a cut baguette. Add prawns to the remaining sauce, then fill the sandwich with cucumber, scallions and the prawn mixture.

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