Category Archives: Starters

Spinach and Potato Gozleme

This is a Turkish dish converted from a recipe by Jamie Lin. A meal in itself, easy to transport especially in lunch boxes or to take on picnics. Ingredients For Dough 1 cup plain flour 1/4 tsp yeast 2 Tbsp … Continue reading

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Spiced Peach Relish

Bright and colourful to accompany a risotto, curry, salad or as a starter on bread. Ingredients 2 peaches, stoned and chopped 2 Tbs mint, shredded finely 1 Tbs caster sugar 1 Tbs white wine vinegar 1 Tbs lemon juice 1/4 … Continue reading

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Rice Paper Rolls

These rolls are rainbow coloured, pretty and easy to make, finger food for parties. Better to under fill than to add too much filling which will cause the rice paper to tear easily. Ingredients 50 gm vermicelli noodles 30 small … Continue reading

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Hummus with Turmeric, Nuts and accompaniments

We were in Forli, Italy at a Vegan Restaurant and this was my main meal. It was both filling and tasty. Ingredients 1 small tub of hummus 1 tsp turmeric elixir 25mg walnuts, toasted and crushed vinaigrette dressing, served in … Continue reading

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Pear, Orange and Avocado Salad

We ate this refreshing salad on Maggioli Island in Lake Tresiemo, Italy. We had this as a starter salad but it can accompany a main dish. Ingredients 1 small Iceberg lettuce 2 pears 2 sticks celery 1 orange 1 avocado … Continue reading

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Avocado and Tomato Salsa

Salsa can be used in a number of ways, served on Melba toast as an hors-d’oeuvre, served on a variety of special breads as a starter or served as an accompaniment to a meal. This recipe is colourful and can … Continue reading

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Anne’s Quinoa Salad

This salad was served to us by our friend Anne after we had flown into Brisbane. It was refreshing and most welcome. Ingredients 1 cup of quinoa, cooked according to the instructions, cooled 1 400g tin of chickpeas, drained 1 … Continue reading

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Heirloom Tomato Salad

Thank you to the chef in a restaurant in Darwin who served this as a starter and then kindly shared the recipe. It is very colourful and ideal for Christmas. Ingredients 1 punnet Heirloom tomatoes, these are small and colourful … Continue reading

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Onion Flowers

Thank you Judy for this simple but very pretty recipe. It makes a lovely starter or an accompanying dish to a main meal. Ingredients 4 medium red onions 3 Tbsp Olive oil 2 Tbsp Balsamic vinegar 4 Tsp capers shredded … Continue reading

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Lime and Turmeric Tofu Steaks with fresh Chilli Sambal

Peat , in Spain, has sent me some wonderful recipes published in The Guardian. Thank you. Tofu is and absorbent ingredient and so becomes as flavoursome as you make it. This is a zingy marinade. Ingredients 60 ml lime juice … Continue reading

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