Category Archives: Starters

Beef and horseradish terrine (but turned out to be more of a pate!)

Another recipe from 2013 that I never got around to publishing. It didn’t totally work, but mostly because I didn’t follow the recipe – funny that. – Corned beef is not the same in the UK as in this US … Continue reading

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A couple of starters: yummy artichoke, spinach and tomato pasta and a crab terrine

Yummy artichoke, spinach and tomato pasta Mix cooked pasta with: chopped fresh spinach halved cherry tomatoes marinated artichokes, chopped Add a little olive oil (or oil from the artichokes) to loosen the pasta. Stir the ingredients through the cooked pasta, … Continue reading

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Wensleydale and broccoli quiche

So this recipe was inspired by something I saw in Delicious magazine last month, but then I used our regular family quiche recipe and added Wensleydale and sprouting broccoli. Ingredients 1/2 a 500g pack of ready-to-roll shortcrust pastry Flour for dusting … Continue reading

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Homemade samosas and hara chutney

This is a great recipe, found on the Slimming World website. The one ingredient I missed out this was amchoor (dried mango powder), because I couldn’t find any locally. But 1 teaspoon could be added to the filling. My pastry was bigger … Continue reading

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Slimming World pakoras

I’ve been wanting to try this recipe on the Slimming World website for ages! Why not serve them up with homemade pakora sauce? The pakora were really, really good. They had a good consistency, not unlike regular pakora. I added extra curry … Continue reading

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Stuffed mushrooms

Our family dinner the other night I made stuffed mushrooms as a starter. Portobello mushrooms really are the tastiest! I sprayed each mushroom with Fry Light and added a few splashes of Worcestershire sauce. I added a healthy dollop of stuffing: … Continue reading

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Eating out – the Old School

The Old School, Dunvegan, is simply our favourite restaurant. OK, so we’re a biased – we had our wedding breakfast there – but it never fails to disappoint. My partner in crime (friend, Andrea) and I pre-ordered lobster. It was … Continue reading

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