Category Archives: Starters

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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