Appetizers

Recipe: Tomato, Onion and Goat Cheese Tart

Recipe: Tomato, Onion and Goat Cheese Tart

This could also be made as one large nine-inch tart, but I like it better in single serving size.

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Simple Samosas

Simple Samosas

Making samosas with phyllo dough may be a clash of two cultures, but I never worry about that. Phyllo makes making them so simple you are willing to make them for dinner or lunch at any time. Serve these with a light cucumber raita as a dipping sauce and you’re all set.

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Thai-Inspired Dumplings

Thai-Inspired Dumplings

I am always on the look-out for finger foods for parties and dinners. I love the idea of a meal that consists solely of appetizers. These would be great with a Thai themed meal, with spring rolls and tiny bowls of noodles and maybe some fish cakes.

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Recipe: Sunshine Risotto

Recipe: Sunshine Risotto

This risotto is perfect to serve on a dark, dismal day. The colours of the pepers and the crisp but mellow flavour of the roasted onion come together with the supple risotto so perfectly. For me, it is literally sunshine on a cloudy day.

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Recipe: Vegetarian Cold Noodle Salad

Recipe: Vegetarian Cold Noodle Salad

While this might be called “vegetarian” it certainly doesn’t have to be. It would also be great with warm or cold cooked chicken… or! MMmmmmm… with medium-rare, thinly sliced beef strips. Yum.

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Recipe: Grilled Lemon-Garlic Shrimp

Recipe: Grilled Lemon-Garlic Shrimp

This recipe is amazingly simple but also amazingly tasty. I love it as a side dish to lamb or beef because it sets off the heavy meat perfectly. It takes minutes to prepare but tastes like it takes a great deal more effort.

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