Category Archives: Appetisers and Nibbles

Courgette and red pepper bites

Cleaning out the fridge, last weekend, produced an odd assortment of veggies. There weren’t enough for one proper recipe but that got me thinking – what could I make if I threw them all in together. Here’s what they turned … Continue reading

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Zis for Za’atar spiced pita chips

Love pita chips? Make your own! Add some zing with za’atar, a Middle Eastern spice mix. Can’t find Za’atar easily? Make your own with this easy recipe. These baked pita chips are one example of where you can use store bought … Continue reading

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W is for Whole wheat Thins

After a nearly a month of desserts and cookies, I was craving a healthy snack. No cheese or chocolate or walnuts this time round. I scouted around and found this one that I hadn’t come across before. The unusual combination of … Continue reading

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V is for Vataane Pattice (Green Peas and Potato Patties)

Green peas are known as vataane in Marathi or as matar in Hindi. I love peas in all forms but this is one of my favourites. You bite into the potato casing and experience a burst of flavours – peas, cumin, coconut, ginger, … Continue reading

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T is for Tortas

It was love at first bite when we were first introduced to these beauties by a close friend of ours.  We are now indebted to him for life. If you are ever in Spain, look out for the Ines Rosales tortas and … Continue reading

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S is for oven roasted Squash

I’ve recreated this from a recipe I used to enjoy as a child – crispy fried red pumpkin slices. The squash mimics the sweetness of the pumpkin and oven baking it makes it crisp like the fried version I remember. … Continue reading

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Q is for Quesadilla Quarters

This recipe has been born out of a plain and simple need to lay out something filling and nutritious when you have a finger food menu, or when you need to contribute to a potluck and need to make a fair number … Continue reading

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C is for spicy, toasted Cashewnuts

This is reminiscent of the masala peanuts of my childhood. I found them far too spicy for me so this is a tamer version and using cashews that I love even more. You can play around with the ingredients to … Continue reading

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A is for Avocado-Tomato Bruschetta

Think deconstructed guacamole and combine that with crispy toasts. Bruschetta heaven! It’s so simple it doesn’t really need a recipe. Just throw in the ingredients in the quantities you like to get the taste you want! Ingredients: 1 Avocado, roughly … Continue reading

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Cauliflower Tikkis or Croquettes

Crisp and spicy cauliflower bites with an Indian twist. Very moreish. Perfect with cocktails or as a side to liven up dinner. This is a delectable but tempered down, toddler friendly version. You can jazz them up with cheese, bacon … Continue reading

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