Every now and then, a selection of nibbly tapas-style dishes is exactly what hits the spot. This selection is a few of my favourite things, or, at least, a few of my favourite tapas. Serve this selection with freshly-baked good quality bread, and you’ll be glad you chose the good stuff to set this off. … Continue reading A few of my favourite things (tapas selection)
Now these truffles aren’t like any chocolate confection you’d get from a fancy-pants chocolatier… but I call them truffles because they have a truffle-like texture, and they’re sweet and chocolatey. Need any more convincing? They’re practically a health-kick, thanks to the fact that the sweetness comes from dried fruit, not sugar. And that also means … Continue reading Raw chocolate truffles
As it’s my birthday, I’d like to celebrate with a wee drinkie… and what better wee drinkie than a cocktail hour? Here are a few of my favourites – I’ve included only cocktails where I’ve come up with my own recipe, or a riff off an old favourite…. 😉 Margarita: I love margaritas because they’re … Continue reading Cocktail hour!
Crispy, crunchy cassava chips… perfect with dip! For those occasions when you want a moreish and surprisingly healthy home-made snack and not a store-bought processed one, cassava chips come to the rescue. I love these with any kind of dip (avocado dip, spicy peanut dip, and especially charred corn salsa), or as a nice crunchy accompaniment … Continue reading Cassava chips
Nam prik means chilli paste in Thai, literally translated as “spicy water”. Nam prik ong is a chilli paste from northern Thailand made traditionally with tomatoes and ground pork. My version substitutes ground tempeh for the pork, and I think it works great as a meat-free substitute. Nam prik ong, like any Thai chilli paste, … Continue reading Nam prik ong (tomato chilli paste)
This one I owe to my mum, who has always been way too modest about her impressive party-prep skills. These always fly off the plate at parties, and then I get hounded for the recipe, so… here ’tis! Flavour: Sweet and decadent Yield: Enough nibbles for your contribution to a potluck party, or as a belt-tightener at your own pace … Continue reading Decadent chocolate fridge squares
Baba ganoush, hummus’ lesser-known cousin, is easily as tasty, if not more so. Even my partner, who doesn’t like eggplant, will slather this all over a chunk of bread and go back for more until the bowl is clean. Baba ganoush is one of those wonderful recipes that works as a dip, a side dish, … Continue reading Baba ganoush