Category Archives: Salads & Appetizers

Recipe – Vietnamese Rolls with Shrimp

These are a lot of fun to make but I wouldn’t let children participate, as a big bowl of scalding hot water is required. Not really a recipe; you can add whatever you like and below are just some suggestions. … Continue reading

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Recipe – Asparagus Tarts with Parmesan & Lemon

With tender young asparagus at it’s best right now, you can make these lovely, crisp little tarts in no time at all using frozen puff pastry. Frozen puff pastry is one of the best shortcuts and works really well with … Continue reading

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Recipe – Panzanella (Tuscan Bread & Tomato Salad)

Using a few good quality ingredients such as very ripe, organic hothouse tomatoes, cucumber, fresh basil, red onion and the best extra virgin olive oil, this is a fabulous way to make the most of some slightly stale, leftover ciabatta-type … Continue reading

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Recipe – Warm Asian Chicken Salad with a Citrus-Lemongrass Dressing

Here’s another main-course salad that’s bursting with fresh, bright flavor and has lots of healthy, delicious crunch. You can whip it up in no time and in this recipe the chicken is sauteed just before serving but it’s also a … Continue reading

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Recipe – Broccoli Braised with White Wine, Garlic, Chili & Sundried Tomatoes

Braising a cruciferous vegetable like broccoli for an hour might sound a bit like asking for trouble but the end result is totally worth it and it’s unexpectedly good. Yes, you do lose the bright green color you get with … Continue reading

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Recipe – Bruschetta with a White Bean, Lemon, Herb & Garlic Purée

I love recipes that rely on ingredients that we (should) already have in our kitchen cupboard and fridge. For instance, I’m never without a few cans of cannellini beans, some fruity extra-virgin olive oil, chili oil or dried sage – … Continue reading

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Recipe: Elk Tenderloin & Stilton Salad

I have friends in Colorado who hunt big game; elk to be precise and elk are rather large. For instance, if you were to hit an elk while driving, your vehicle and very probably yourself, could be written off. Over … Continue reading

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Recipe: Baked Feta with Lemon, Herbs & Garlic

Barely a recipe, more of an unusual way to serve feta cheese. I got this idea from my sister – thanks sis! Baked feta is quite unexpectedly soft to the point of being wobbly. You can flavor it with any … Continue reading

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Recipe – Sweet Potato Crisps

Barely a recipe, I’d been making these just as a treat for my dog until one day I decided to add a touch of pink Himalayan salt before baking them. They were so incredibly good that I now regularly make … Continue reading

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Recipe: Asian Flatiron Steak Salad with a Lemongrass Dressing

Flatiron, or Butler’s steak as it’s known in the UK, is becoming increasingly popular in restaurants as an economical cut of meat with excellent flavor. I like to marinate it for 24 hours to allow the flavors to really penetrate … Continue reading

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