Category Archives: Starters

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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Water Melon and Mint Salad

This recipe was given to me by an Indian friend who says she loves mint so much she would have it with every meal if she could! She loves it with curries. I must admit while clearing up I finished … Continue reading

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