Relaxed Snacks

          

Fuss-free delicious catering for picnics, BBQs, kids parties and family gatherings.   

       

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Bacon Baked PotatoesBacon Baked Potatoes

Baked potatoes get a revamp with some streaky bacon and subtle herbs ...

 

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Baked Egg TartsBaked Egg Tarts

These are a wonderful brunch meal, or as part of an extravagant breakfast feast.They have a whole cooked breakfast in one receptacle, neatly baked in a light crust of puff pastry ...

 

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Beef and Ginger Sesame DumplingsBeef and Ginger Sesame Dumplings

I love to make these dumplings in two ways - pot-sticker baked/fried dumplings for one half of the mix, steaming the other half - the best of both worlds ....

 

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BlinisBlinis

These delightful little Russian pancakes are traditionally served with smoked salmon, caviar and sour cream, which is delicious ...

 

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Brussel Sprouts with Borlotti Beans and SpeckBrussel Sprouts with Borlotti Beans and Speck

This recipe is simple and worth trying, if just to experience the humble sprout in a more dignified dish or as a side dish to your next roast ...

 

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Cauliflower FrittersCauliflower Fritters

This is a great vegetarian alternative to bread rolls with your next dinner or soup. This recipe can be made gluten free too ...

 

 

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Chickpea and Lemon Baked ChickenChickpea and Lemon Baked Chicken

The sweet, creamy nutty little chickpea is just the ticket with this light and tasty chicken dish ...

 

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Chickpea and Sweet Potato PattiesChickpea and Sweet Potato Patties

These are rather tasty and quite healthy too - what's not to love about the sweet potato-chickpea combo ... 

 

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Meatballs ItalianoMeatballs Italiano

I was taught this recipe from my friend's Mum who is a proper Italian cook. I have treasured this recipe and look for an excuse to make these all the time ...

 

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Mini BurgersMini Burgers

great benefit of making Mini Burgers is they are easy to have prepared ahead of time and make a fabulous informal dinner with friends, or even children ...

 

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Mushroom and Feta CalzoneMushroom and Feta Calzone

Made with an enriched pizza dough, these are delicious little lunch-box treats.
You can add any filling you like
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Parisian TerrineParisian Terrine

This is my ode to Paris in the form of a terrine - so many meals in France begin with a lovely terrine, we should all embrace it from time to time ...

 

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Pesto BreadPesto Bread

This is a great pull-apart style picnic loaf that is great for sharing...

  

 

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PizzaPizza

I love making pizza and reguarly make them for friends and family, we have made so many different toppings over the years I cannot recall them all - but I have incuded a few favourites ...

 

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Roast Tomato SoupRoast Tomato Soup

There are few things more comforting than a bowl of piping hot tomato soup with a deliciously basic toasted cheese sandwich....


 

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SalsaSalsa

My Dad is a bit of a chilli freak, and is rather partial to a chip... so this is for you Dad ...

             

 

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Puy Lentils with PinenutsPuy Lentils with Pinenuts

Puy lentils are a simple and delicious meal, the pinenuts add a bit of indulgence - this makes a great side dish with seafood, meat or just veges ...

 

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Spinach and Ricotta CrepesSpinach and Ricotta Crepes

Light and delicious vegetarian crêpes, easy to make and easy to eat ...

 

 

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Scotch EggsScotch Eggs

This is my version... I do not deep fry my Scotch Eggs, rather par-fry them, then bake them to reduce the fat ...

 

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Sesame Crusted SalmonSesame Crusted Salmon

Quick, tasty and if you make two fillets it makes a great salad the next day with crisp greens and a tart lemon dressing ...

 

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Spare RibsSpare Ribs

Sticky, sweet, tangy and great for a shared feast or barbeque ...

              

 

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Spicy Pastry StrawsSpicy Pastry Straws

There are so many variations on this recipe, however this one is tried and true and seems to strike a good balance between kid-friendly and grown-up treat ...

 

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Spinach and Ricotta PattiesSpinach and Ricotta Patties

Something a bit different to try ...

      

 

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Spinach, Spelt and Saffron FrittersSpinach, Spelt and Saffron Fritters

These are great vegetarian snacks that are perfect for refuelling if you have had a top night out and need to regenerate a little before indulging again ...

 

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SushiSushi

You can add any flavour you like to Sushi, my favourirtes are Prawn with avocado, Salt and Pepper Squid and Blue Swimmer Crab with Black Rice ...

 

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Tuna PattiesTuna Patties

The humble Tuna Pattie has many wonderful applications. This recipe is fresh, tasty and relatively easy to make ...

 

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TzatzikiTzatziki

This has to be one of the best dips ever invented. It is wonderful with roast lamb, you couldn't have a Souvlaki without it and it is fabulous as part of a cheese plate ...

 

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VegeburgersVegeburgers

Now what sort of ex-vegetarian would I be if I didn't include a Vegeburger recipe? ...

               

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Vegetable PattiesVegetable Patties

Simple, healthy, vegetarian, good for freezing, good cold for lunch, one-pot-wonder  ...

 

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Vegetable Ricotta FlanVegetable Ricotta Flan

Great eaten hot or cold, this is a very Summery vegetable tart that can be amended to suit whatever vegetables are in season – or whatever you fancy...

 

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Yummy DrummiesYummy Drummies

These are not intended to be a sophisticated, high-faluting posh supper, but are a delicious and simple way to feed a number of people ...

 

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Zucchini SliceZucchini Slice

This is a dish that I grew up knowing as 'Zucchini Flatade' as it was meant to be a roulade. It is great served hot as a main meal and is equally delicious served cold as a light lunch with salad ...

 

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