Category: Starter recipes

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Recipe: Traditional Vietnamese Pho

Today it’s time to get back in the kitchen and cook something Vietnamese. I loved the food so much on my recent trip there and even did a cookery course at the wonderful Victoria Phan Thiet Beach Resort and Spa. Vietnamese cuisine is considered one of the healthiest in the world. It incorporates lots of fresh […]

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Recipe: Baked prawn tortilla canapés

Today I’m back in the kitchen, at last! Hasn’t been enough creative cooking going on in my house recently, time to change that. Having just got back from Spain I’ve got tortilla on my mind and as we were having friends round for drinks I thought I’d experiment by trying a baked, herby sort of […]

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The Cook with Biltong Club: Biltong, goat’s cheese and avocado bruschetta

It’s the beginning of August, where is 2014 going? It seems to be super-speedy. Anyway, a new month means it’s time for my monthly biltong recipe. I love this mix of creamy goats cheese and avocado, spicy biltong and refreshing mint. Really quick and easy to prepare, these bruschettas make the perfect starter or wonderful snacks […]

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The Cook with Biltong Club: biltong, broad beans and garlic

It’s time for my monthly recipe using my favourite ingredient: biltong. This dish was inspired by a beautiful ham and broad bean starter I’ve eaten in restaurants in Spain. I thought, if ham, why not biltong? It worked beautifully. And you don’t just have to take my word for it. My ever-keen South African neighbours came […]

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Recipes: Tasty ideas using Haas avocados

I love avos. I was lucky enough to grow up with an enormous tree in the garden that produced such a splendid crop it was impossible to eat them all, even though I come from a large family. Needless to say, we were always popular in avocado season, turning up at friend’s houses with fruity […]

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The Cook with Biltong Club: Biltong, watermelon and Manchego canapes

Summer in England keeps threatening to arrive…a bit of warmer air, a bit of sunshine and your hopes rise! They’re usually dashed pretty quickly by a whole day of rain and cold wind, but in that sniff of summer I start dreaming about  long, lazy afternoons in the garden. Which brought me on to thinking […]