Cannellini Bean Dip

Cannelini Bean Dip

This Cannellini Bean Dip is my go-to appetiser when I want something that’s quickly and easily prepared. My inspiration for this simple recipe came from a holiday in Italy. Some years ago Faye and I stayed for four days in the beautiful Umbrian hill town of Assisi. We ate at a delightful restaurant on several occasions and each time enjoyed … Read More

Caramelised Onion Dip

Caramelised Onion Dip with crackers

Caramelised Onion Dip is a simple and delicious dip – and one that the whole family will enjoy! I’m sharing this recipe with you and Erica from Bring Your Own Kombucha! I thought this recipe would perfect for her to suggest to readers for a delicious snack to enjoy whilst watching the football. I love food that has been designed … Read More

Pepperoni Pastries

Pepperoni Pastries

Pepperoni Pastries – two ingredients to a delightful canape that is sure to delight your family and friends! I adore simple recipes, and this one is no exception. Let’s face it, it doesn’t get much more simple than this. Although simple, Pepperoni Pastries do not lack on flavour! They are a taste explosion. Make them your own – I also … Read More

Char-Grilled Zucchini Salad

Chargrilled Zucchini Salad on a plate

This flavour-filled salad of Char-Grilled Zucchini With Yoghurt And Mint evokes the bright, sunny flavours of summer. It is quick and easy to make and substantial enough to be a light meal in itself. It also works well when served with some simply cooked chicken or salmon. Lightly charring the Zucchini enhances the flavour significantly. Today I have cooked them indoors, … Read More

Broccoli and Potato Soup

Broccoli and Potato Soup

Broccoli and Potato Soup is satisfying, smooth and creamy. However, the great advantage of this soup is that it uses potatoes to provide a creamy texture so that no heavy cream is required. It is quick and easy to make, lovely to eat and extremely nutritious. Made from simple ingredients, it is quick to prepare and you can have it … Read More

Tofu Sesame Toasts

Tofu Sesame Toasts

If you are vegan/vegetarian or if you have a seafood allergy, this recipe for Tofu Sesame Toasts will be of interest to you. This is a must-try recipe, inspired by the classic Chinese appetiser, prawn toast. They are quick and easy to make and their delicate balance of flavours may convert even those who strongly dislike tofu. My friend Natalie runs … Read More

Pea and Mint Fritters

Pea and Mint Fritters

These easy, gluten-free pea and mint fritters make a delicious vegetarian appetiser or main meal. There is no better herb to pair with peas than the wonderfully fresh flavour of mint; in addition to that combination, some salty feta adds a welcome creaminess to every bite. Golden and crunchy, most people will love these fritters. The exterior has a delicate, … Read More

Quinoa Tabouli

Quinoa Tabouli

Quinoa Tabouli – a gluten-free spin on a classic dish. I have converted this popular Middle Eastern salad to a gluten free version by using quinoa (pronounced keen-wah). Quinoa is an ancient crop, originally from the Andes, and is the seed of a plant which is related to chard and spinach. It has the versatility of rice and can be … Read More

Smoked Salmon Bread Tartlets

Smoked Salmon Bread Tartlets

Smoked Salmon Bread Tartlets – a delicious canape that is easily made! Pastry making can be daunting to the most experienced cook. So, if you avoid pastry making, you will find these little canape cases are just the thing. They’re so simple, made in minutes from bread which takes the place of pastry as a case for these delicious appetisers. … Read More

Thai Style Chicken and Noodle Meatballs

Thai Noodle Chicken Balls

Thai Style Chicken and Noodle Meatballs are a delicious canape! Try these at your next dinner party or drinks catch up – they’re sure to be popular with your family and friends! I believe in the importance of a good appetiser, and these meatballs are my go-to recipe for many occasions. One of my favourite things about this dish is … Read More