Category Archives: Side Dishes

Cauliflower Tabbouleh

INGREDIENTS 1 Cauliflower 1 Red onion, chopped 4 Radishes, sliced 2 Large tomatoes, diced 2 Handfuls of chopped parsley 1 Handful of chopped mint leaves Juice of one lemon Salt, pepper and a splash of olive oil METHOD Process raw … Continue reading

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Maggi’s Salad

This salad is a real family favourite. I have called it Maggi”s Salad. I had the idea from a salad served in an American restaurant called Maggianos which is an absolutely fabulous Italian restaurant chain. Ingredients for 4 1 Romaine … Continue reading

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Fabulous Red Cabbage from Birgit

Ingredients:  1kg (or 1) Red Cabbage – Finely Sliced on a Mandolin (This is Very Important for Texture) 4 Cloves 1 Tbsp Goosefat 2 Shallots – Finely Chopped 1 Apple – Diced Finely 300ml Red Wine 250gm Cranberries Castor Sugar … Continue reading

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Black bean salsa

for four 1/2 cup black beans soaked overnight and cooked and cooled 1 mango peeled and diced 1/2 cucumber peeled and diced 5 cherry tomatoes cut in chunks 6 spring onions sliced 1 red chilli deseeded and finely chopped 1/4 … Continue reading

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Asher Bootes Lentil Puree

For four -easily doubled or more A non-stick pan makes this a lot easier 1 stalk celery 1/2 a med onion 1 small carrot 200gm red lentils 400ml water leaves from a small sprig of fresh rosemary salt/pepper to taste … Continue reading

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Parsnip Potato and Gruyere Bake

For Four people 1lb potatoes 1lb parsnips 4oz gruyere(grated) 2 tbsp single cream pepper Peel and chop potatoes and parsnips.Boil together until tender then mash with pepper and cream. Stir in 3/4 of the gruyere and place the mixture in … Continue reading

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Aubergine Dhal

For two people Splash oil-not olive 1 onion finely chopped 2 cloves garlic finely chopped 1 teasp grated fresh ginger 1 teasp cumin seeds 1 teasp nigella seeds 1 tablespoon medium curry powder 3oz red split lentils 1 small or … Continue reading

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Chickpeas with Chilli and Tomatoes

For Four 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 red onion finely sliced-or normal if that is what uou have 3 cloves garlic finely sliced 2 teaspoons finely grated fresh ginger 2 green chillies finely chopped 1 teaspoon salt 2x400gm tins chickpeas … Continue reading

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Avocado and Tomatoes with Crisp Prosciutto Salad

4 ripe tomatoes, plum or other flavoursome variety olive oil 6 prosciutto slices 2 ripe avocados 1 tbsp lemon juice 4 tbsp olive oil Salt and pepper Preparation time: 10 minutes Cooking time: 1 1/4 – 1 1/2 hours 1. … Continue reading

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Italian Meatballs

1 small aubergine 450g/1lb minced lean pork 1 level tsp fennel seeds, crushed 1/4 level tsp chilli flakes, or to taste 3 garlic cloves, crushed 4 level tbsp chopped flat-leaf parsley 3 tbsp red wine Oregano leaves to garnish Preparation … Continue reading

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Vietnamese Spring Rolls

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Lentil and Avocado Salsa

For Two as a side dish 1 cup puy lentils diced cucumber diced avocado diced red onion chopped coriander chopped flat leaf parsley finely diced red chilli olive oil juice of a lime Cook lentils in boiling water until tender. … Continue reading

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Grannie’s Stuffing

1 cup oatmeal (not porridge oats) 1 onion, chopped 4 oz sausage meat (pork) 2 oz bacon, smoked streaky, chopped 2 tablespoons chicken stock Extra bacon needed to cover when cooking if not being cooked in the bird. Cook (fry … Continue reading

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Liz’s Portuguese Courgettes

1 large onion, sliced Garlic, to taste 4-6 courgettes Large pinch paprika Large pinch rosemary Salt Black pepper Plain flour Chicken or vegetable stock Large can of chopped tomatoes Fresh parmesan Pinch of mixed herbs Large squirt tomato puree 1. … Continue reading

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Bean & Mint Salad

420g/1 tin butter beans 175g feta cheese Large bunch of mint 175g baby plum tomatoes, halved 1 red onion, sliced 3 tbsp olive oil 75g pecan nuts, chopped Juice of 1 lemon Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper Preparation … Continue reading

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Salmon Mousse

225g/8oz cooked salmon 300ml/1/2 pint cold bechamel sauce 150ml/1/4 pint mayonnaise Salt and pepper 1/2 oz gelatin, dissolved in 3 tbsp water 75ml/21/2fl oz doubel cream, whipped 50g/2 oz chopped prawns 1. Oil dish. Pound salmon until smooth. Add bechamel … Continue reading

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Roasted Vegetable Paella

75g/23/4oz courgettes, cut into 2.5cm/1in chunks 75g/23/4oz aubergines, cut into 2.5cm/1in chunks 1/2 red onion, peeled and cut into chunks 1 small stick celery, cut into 2.5cm/1in chunks 1/2 red or yellow pepper, deseeded and cut into bite-sized pieces 75g/23/4oz … Continue reading

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Chicken Liver Pate

225g/8oz chicken livers 3 tbsp cream 75g/3oz butter Salt and pepper Pinch mixed herbs 1 clove garlic, crushed 1 onion, chopped 1/4lb bacon 1. Cook all ingredients except cream in the butter for 5-10 minutes in a frying pan. 2. … Continue reading

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Spicy Bean & Cucumber Salad

2 cups cooked chopped green beans, about 11oz 1 cup finely chopped peeled cucumber, about 1 medium cucumber 1/2 cup finely chopped red onion, 1/2 medium onion 2 tbsp chopped fresh cilantro leaves 2 tbsp red wine vinegar or cider … Continue reading

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Spicy Tomato Beans

225g/8oz french beans, trimmed Salt and pepper 1 tbsp olive oil 1 onion, finely sliced 1 garlic clove, crushed 1 large beef tomato, roughly chopped 1 tbsp tomato puree 3 tbsp water 1/2 tsp tabasco sauce 1/4 tsp sugar 1 … Continue reading

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Balti Prawns

1 onion, quartered 2 garlic cloves, peeled 2.5cm/1in piece fresh ginger Rind and juice of 2 limes 15ml/1tbsp coriander seeds, crushed 5ml/1tsp fenugreek seeds 30ml/2tbsp vegetable oil 5 large, ripe tomatoes, cut into small pieces 700g/11/2lb large,cooked prawns or cubed … Continue reading

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Spinach and Lentil Curry

2 tbsp oil 2 onions, finely chopped 2 cloves garlic, crushed 1-2 green chillies, deseeded and finely chopped 2 tsp ground cumin 4 cardamom pods, crushed 1 tsp ground turmeric 1/4 tsp fenugreek seeds, crushed (optional) 4 tomatoes, chopped 425ml/3/4 … Continue reading

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Scalloped Potatoes

5-6 Large potatoes 150ml/1/4 pint milk 300ml/1/2 pint double cream 1 tbsp cornflour 100g/1/4lb Gruyere or Emmenthal cheese, grated salt freshly ground black pepper freshly grated nutmeg cayenne pepper 2 tbsp softened butter for greasing 2tbsp diced butter 1. Peel … Continue reading

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Hot Crab Dip

2x8oz cream cheese 4 teasp worcester sauce 2x6oz cans crabmeat 1/4 cup sliced spring onions 1/4 cup chopped celery to garnish 1/4 cup flaked almonds Mix all together and spread in china flan dish or similar.scatter with flaked almonds.Bake at … Continue reading

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Spiced Chickpeas

400gm tin of Chickpeas 1/2 Onion Chopped 1 table spoon of spicy curry paste 2 Tomato Ripe and Chopped 1 Handfull of baby spinach 1 Handfull of corriander chopped Water or Stock Fry the onion until softadd the curry paste … Continue reading

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Karens Vietnamese Coleslaw

2 Garlic Cloves Crushed 2 Tbsp Sweet Chilli Sauce 1 Tbsp Sugar 2 Tbsp Rice Wine Vinegar Juice of 2 Limes 2 Tbsp Fish Sauce 2 Tbsp Olive Oil 1/2 Lrg Onion Thinly Sliced Salt & Pepper to taste 1/2 … Continue reading

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Fionas Beetroot Chutney

1350g/3lb cooked beetroot 675g/11/2lb apples 2 large onions 225g/8oz sugar 600ml/1pint vinegar 1 tsp salt 1 tsp ground ginger 1. Boil apples and chopped onions with ginger, salt, sugar and vinegar for 30 minutes. 2. Add diced beetroot and cook … Continue reading

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