Category: Starters

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Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Tuna & Sweetcorn Yakitori

Japanese style barbecued skewers of tuna and babycorn with ponzu sauce

Sunday, June 30, 2019

Tosi Gorgonzola with Asparagus on Polenta

Well, what do you know, here’s a taste combination from out of the blue! Asparagus and dolci Gorgonzola. Add grilled polenta and well-paired wine and you will be in Italian food heaven.

Saturday, June 22, 2019

A Simple Sharer of Asparagus with Butter and Lemon

Most cooks agree that when you have an amazing ingredient it is best to prepare it as simply as possible. And they are not wrong: this must be the very best way to eat asparagus. Steamed and presented in a big stack to share. Butter, salt and lemon are optional extras…

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Asparagus Mini Wellingtons

These are outrageously delicious. Serve warm as an hors d’oeuvre.

Saturday, April 6, 2019

Creamy, Buttery Asparagus Risotto

‘Risotto is my favourite dish, ever.’

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Tomato, Tofu and Avocado

The Italian tricolor? A caprese salad? But it’s not mozzarella – it’s tofu. Tofu and avocado are a match made in heaven – so can the partnership be more inclusive ? Absolutely.

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Spinach, Tofu, Avocado

This recipe is all about tofu and how well it partners avocado, spinach, sesame and ponzu dressing. I’ve been rather fastidious in presentation – but don’t let that put you off. Just try the combo, however its presented.

Saturday, April 7, 2018

Roasting Tomatoes

Roasting tomatoes is a useful technique for adding sweetness and depth of flavour to tomatoes.

Monday, December 18, 2017

Nduja Crostini

I was blown away by a nduja pizza I had in London. So naturally, I bought some the next time I was in my Italian deli…

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Dad’s Californian Salad with Artichokes and Fresh Vegetables

A delicious salad of fresh vegetables, typical of those grown in my childhood home!

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Tomato Salad—Simple and Visually Satisfying

This is inspired by a recipe in the book, ‘Salad’ by Amy Nathan (1985).

Monday, July 3, 2017

Pear and Fourme d’Ambert Salad

This is inspired by a recipe in the book, ‘Salad’ by Amy Nathan (1985).

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Goat’s Cheese Bruschetta

This bruschetta is all about the combination dried basilica citron flowers with goat’s cheese.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Quick and Easy 30 Minute Thai Fish Cakes

Mild Thai fish cakes that can be made without a processor or deep fryer! One of a series of easy and flavoursome half hour family recipes using 10 ingredients.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Thai Beef Salad

This is an authentic take on a famous Thai dish. As it is it makes a great starter or light lunch or supper. But you can bulk it out with rice noodles, pak choi and beansprouts if you want to make a more filling complete meal.

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