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Fresh tuna salad with tomato, red onion and char-grilled red pepper
This is a gorgeous salad to serve on a summery day - light, tasty and good for you. Buy the freshest tuna loin you can find.

Uova d'Isanna - Isanna's Free-range Eggs
To prevent the eggshells from cracking during cooking, use the point of a dressmaking pin to prick the rounded end of ea...     more...

Fresh Sweet Corn Fritters
These are good enough to turn into a light meal with bacon, baked tomatoes or a tomato salad and a crusty loaf, or serve...     more...

Bruschetta with guacamole & crispy bacon
This is substantial enough for a light meal.
Prep time 20 minutes
Cook time 5 minutes


Avocados & Pawns with Lime & Tomato Salsa
Avocados, limes and prawns with a spicy bite spell summer. Yum!

To stop avocado halves wobbling around on the...     more...

Strawberries with Balsamic Vinegar
Use only ripe, juicy strawberries for this, and aged balsamic vinegar - not cheap artificial stuff.
Ready in 30 minutes

Mushrooms au Gratin
These retro-looking mushrooms are really easy to assemble and cook, but they're so scrumptious everyone will want the re...     more...

Rag Noodles with Fresh Walnuts
Prep Time 10 minutes Cook time 12 minutes This dish showcases one of the most appealing aspects of Italian cuisine - s...     more...

Pumpkin Soup with Thyme
Adding fresh thyme to pumpkin soup gives it a new dimension. When fresh tarragon is available, try it in place of thyme.

Scallops with Guacamole
Time to prep 20 minutes
Time to cook 3 minutes
These should be eaten or slurped standing up, with a glass of C...     more...

Devilled Chicken Wings
Be careful not to brown the chicken wings too quickly; it is best to cook them slowly and thoroughly. If liked, transfer...     more...

Fresh White Fish & Fennel Salad
Time to prep 15 minutes plus freezing time

It's easy to swamp food with flavour - of course it will then taste ...     more...

Crispy Chicken Wings
These are the perfect thing to make when the weather plays up, or if the barbecue is full of other foods. Theyrre best e...     more...

Tomato Tarts
Allow 1 per person as a starter, 2-3 as a main course.

Garbure Basque
This soup has a Basque accent, but instead of the typical cabbage and white beans, it features green beans and is finish...     more...

Prawns with Coconut & Lime
These prawns are sensational when served outside on a summer's evening as a pre-dinner nibble, washed down with icy beer...     more...

Crispy Bean Cakes with Chili Lime Yoghurt Sauce
These bean cakes are sensational and meat-eaters and vegetarians alike wolf them down. Don't be alarmed at how soft the ...     more...

Traditionally, panzanella (Italian bread salad) was a home for leftover dried bread, which was soaked in water or dressi...     more...

Grilled Garlic Bread
Crisp and buttery garlic bread baked in the oven is delicious, but this no-fuss grilled version using olive oil is even ...     more...

Carciofi alla Romana (Artichokes Roman-style)

Artichoke Frittata
Serve frittata with salad and crusty bread, or cut into cubes and serve as finger food.

Mushroom Crostini with Mustard and Thyme
This is really just a glorified version of mushrooms on toast and just shows that sometimes the very simple things in li...     more...

Asparagus & Mint Prosciutto Wraps
These asparagus wraps are imbued with a hint of caramelly smokiness. The salt "hit" from crisp prosciutto is wiped clean...     more...

Spicy Meatballs with Yoghurt Sauce
Makes about 12 meatballs. The minced lamb is flavoured with garlic, onion, coriander and garam masala. Chickpea flour is...     more...

Roasted beetroot salad with goat
My friend Tessa made a gorgeous beet salad for her husband Roger's birthday recently. She used witloof, radicchio and go...     more...

Gazpacho de Fuego
Makes about 28 fl ozs - allow around 1 3/4 fl oz a shot (16 single shots, or 8 doubles)

Icy-cold slugs of gazpa...     more...

Avocados with Salad Niçoise
Ready In 20 Minutes. Serve these fresh and healthy avocados as a starter to a spring or summer meal, or as a light lunch...     more...

Marinated Sheep's Milk Feta with Roasted Tomatoes

Chunky Leek and Potato Soup
Here's a good chunky winter soup that's perfect for filling hollow legs. Don't stir the potatoes through the soup, leave...     more...

Stuffed Red Peppers - Pebrots Farcits

Smoked Fish Fingers
When buying smoked fish, choose the biggest side of the biggest fish because it will be moister than smaller fish. Ask t...     more...

Warm Chick Pea, Potato & Chorizo Salad
Ready in: 20 minutes, plus soaking time of chick peas. This is a perfect summer salad for a lazy lunch, served with crus...     more...

Orange & Red Onion Salad
Time to prep 25 minutes
Time to cook None
This salad is really refreshing and can be served as part of a tapas...     more...

Bruschetta with Asparagus and Prosciutto
Time to prep 20 minutes
Time to cook 12 minutes

There's something about garlic, rosemary and white bea...     more...
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