Appetizers

PITA CHIPS

PITA CHIPS

Pita chips are so easy to make and are a delicious crunchy accompaniment to any dip. They are also much better than the store bought ones. I’m giving you a basic recipe which will go with anything. It’s best with a flavourful robust dip, but […]

BEET HUMMUS

BEET HUMMUS

I have a friend who is vegan and when she visits I usually have some kind of hummus and pita chips available for us to snack on. I bought a beetroot hummus from the store and it wasn’t that great. It was sweet and lacked […]

CAPONATA

CAPONATA

This side dish is packed with veggies and has a sweet and sour element to it. I like to make a batch of this and keep it in the fridge. It’s so versatile, you can add it as a relish to grilled meats, make flat […]

SPICED PITA CHIPS

SPICED PITA CHIPS

I don’t have measurements for this recipe because you can make as many as you like. Pita chips are so easy to make and are much better than the store bought ones. The best part is you can customize them by adding different spices. I […]

CAPONATA CROSTINI

CAPONATA CROSTINI

One of my favourite appetizers to make is crostini. They are great for entertaining. Whenever I have friends over I make some sort of crostini to have with a bottle of wine. The base is always bread, then top with whatever you like. I had […]

MUHAMMARA

MUHAMMARA

When I was visiting turkey this spread was always offered as an appetizer with bread. It was my favourite. I had no idea what it was or what was even it in. All I knew is that it tasted delicious. I’ve seen this made to […]

MEATLOAF STUFFED PORTOBELLOS

MEATLOAF STUFFED PORTOBELLOS

This recipe can also just be a meatloaf. That’s originally what it was. I made meatloaf for my cousin and put the slices of pancetta all over the top. The result was a moist flavorful meatloaf. We each had a thick slice with veggies on […]

FRITTO MISTO WITH LEMON ROSEMARY DIP

FRITTO MISTO WITH LEMON ROSEMARY DIP

This is such a beautiful dish, and very flavourful. Veggies fried in rosemary oil with a lemon rosemary mayo is a great dish to enjoy in the summer. You can use all sorts of vegetables, but I really like the zucchinis and cauliflower. The chickpeas […]

CUCUMBER & SALMON BITES

CUCUMBER & SALMON BITES

Anyone who knows me knows I hate cucumbers. You will rarely find a recipe of mine that includes it. I won’t even try to make something with cucumbers. So how did this come about? My friends and I had a ladies luncheon and one of […]

CHIMICHURRI

CHIMICHURRI

In the summer I like to grill and this is my favourite accompaniment to whatever I’m grilling.  I make a big batch of it and keep it in the fridge almost every week during the summer. My favourite is to spoon it over grilled beef […]