Browsing Category Appetizers

Pineapple & Coconut Sojee (Semolina Pudding)

Thursday, October 10, 2013

I approach the eating of sojee, a sweet Indian dish made with semolina, as prandial bookends; first served as an appetizer to sweetly prep the palate and line the stomach, and again as a dessert or pre-dessert, if you have the guts for it. This recipe for Pineapple and Coconut Sojee  is a departure from my ...

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Freshly Blogged Challenge #4: Cabbage and Pilchard Foldovers with Bean and Feta Dip

Monday, July 29, 2013

I remember coming home from school to lunches of canned pilchard curry. Delicious scooped up with soft white bread, it didn't matter that the smell of canned fish lingered long after the swallowing, it was one of the most satisfying meals. This week's Freshly Blogged challenge headlined Lucky Star Pilchards, cabbage, brown rice, green beans and feta ...

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Single-serving Eggless Microwave Cake with Wasabi Chocolate Ganache

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

I found an eggless recipe for a microwave cake that pretty much follows the format of that fantastic cake-in-a-mug that takes minutes from mix to nommy fix. My only substitutions to the recipe (click here for the post on Vegas andFood) was fat-free milk, olive oil and brown sugar. I also made mine in a ramekin and ...

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Roasted Balsamic Strawberry Salad

Sunday, August 19, 2012

  Strawberries and balsamic vinegar are like a very rare celebrity marriage.Taste-makers in their own right, bring them together for a glamorous and starry partnership that will never twinkle out. Preheat the oven to 200 degrees Celsius. Line a roasting tray with foil. Clean and halve a punnet/or two of strawberries. Arrange strawberries in a single layer. Douse with good quality ...

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Pap/Polenta Canapé Bases

Monday, August 13, 2012

Deal with leftover prepared pap or polenta by transforming them into canapé bases. Preheat your oven to 180 degrees Celsius. Season the pap/polenta with a selection of spices and herbs. I used smoked paprika and oregano with a a little bit of salt. If your corn meal is too dry to work with, nuke it in the microwave ...

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Home-made chocolate walnut spread

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

I know just a handful of people who do not go goosey-limbed at the thought of having a full bottle of Nutella cradled in their palms. There's something about that chocolate spread that induces a Pavlovian reaction at its very mention. It's almost sacrosanct. So much so that my little concoction may be considered a ...

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