Category Archives: Salads & Appetizers

Recipe – Spicy Shrimp Vol-au-Vents

These tasty little appetizers came about by accident when I purchased frozen puff pastry vol-au-vents thinking I was buying frozen puff pastry sheets. I’m happy to admit to always having frozen puff pastry in my freezer; to make it from … Continue reading

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Recipe – Brazil Nut Pesto & Rice

Who doesn’t love a simple pesto sauce especially as it freezes beautifully, making it one of those easy pasta suppers that you throw together in minutes when you come home feeling too tired to cook? This version made with Brazil … Continue reading

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Recipe – Smoky Stuffed Mushrooms

Liquid smoke is versatile, completely natural and eliminates the risk of burning your food on the grill, when you want to impart an authentic smoke flavor to your food. Plus I’m a lazy cook. I marinate tofu in liquid smoke … Continue reading

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Recipe – Grilled Caesar Salad

This is a delightful twist on that ubiquitous classic, Caesar Salad. Grilling the lettuce before putting the dressing on doesn’t in any way diminish it’s crunch and there’s something rather wonderful about warm, crunchy lettuce oozing with melted Parmigiano Reggiano … Continue reading

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Recipe – Asian Turkey & Rice Noodle Salad

This delicious salad is simple to make and positively zings with the flavors of fresh lime, cilantro, mint, ginger and chili. Even though it takes less than 30 minutes to assemble, I like to make this up to 24 hours … Continue reading

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Recipe – Baked Eggs with Wild Mushroom Duxelles

I’m lucky to have access to fresh free range eggs on a daily basis so I’m always looking for a different way to serve them that doesn’t involve too much hassle. Of course I took the hassle out of this … Continue reading

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Recipe – Olive & Toasted Walnut Crostini

These delicious, sophisticated little appetizers only take a few minutes to put together. You can make everything ahead and assemble them just a few minutes before you serve your guests with a nice glass of chilled Prosecco. I like to … Continue reading

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