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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...
 


Potato and mushroom soup

This soup has bags of flavour thanks to the porcini mushrooms. They’re not cheap, but if this is your dinner, the ove...     more...

 


Asparagus with Garlic Butter and Parmesan
Time to prep 10 minutes
Time to cook 7 minutes

Save parmesan cheese rinds in a sealable plastic bag in the...     more...
 


Asparagus and Bacon Salad
Time to prep 10 minutes
Time to cook10 minutes

This is delicious with homemade mayonnaise made with fresh ...     more...
 


Mixed Mushroom Sauté
Here's a flavoursome mushroom sauce given a flavour boost with a handful of porcini mushrooms. Served over crunchy potat...     more...
 


Potato and Porcini Soup
 


Fattoush My Way
Bread is a great addition to a salad, especially if it's crunchy. It may not be authentic to toast the bread for this Le...     more...
 


Eggplant & Chickpeas with Mint Yoghurt
This is a gorgeous treatment for eggplant. There are plenty of rich and tasty juices for dunking bread into, and along w...     more...
 


Curried Cauliflower and Potato
 


Char-grilled Eggplant with Pomegranate
 


Steak au Poivre with Pommes Frites

Steaks tend to be thinly cut in France, though tender, and they’re generally nicely seasoned. I've used scotch fillet...     more...

 


Haricot Beans with Pancetta
A bacon bone could be used in this soup instead of pancetta. Remove it at the end of cooking, discard bone, fat and gris...     more...
 


Smoky Chilli Beans
 


Spinach pies from Crete
It's important to use a creamy feta for this recipe because very firm feta can tear the pastry when it is rolled into coils.
 


Avocado & Tomato Salad
This salad works with most grilled meats, but try it stuffed into baps (soft bread buns) with crisp strips of grilled ba...     more...
 


Barbecued Pepper & Feta Salad
Time to prep 15 minutes
Time to cook 12 minutes

This is a classic combination, but one that works so wel...     more...
 


Eggplant & White Bean Salad
Time to prep 20 minutes
Time to cook 10-15 minutes

This is a good reliable bean salad with a bit more inte...     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...
 


Baby Beetroot with Cream and Chives
 


Baked Potatoes, Peppers & Chorizo
This colorful crunchy dish is a meal in itself - just add a few green leaves on the side. Or serve it alongside grilled ...     more...
 


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


The Best Quick Greek Salad
This is a handy recipe to have in your repertoire to serve alongside barbecued meats. If you can find small Lebanese cuc...     more...
 


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...
 


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...
 


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


Chicken Skewers on Watermelon and Feta Salad
Fresh and juicy, with a salty lick of feta, this dish is perfect for lunch on a hot summer's day or for a shared platter...     more...
 


Avocado, Bacon & Corn Baps
If you like bacon and avocado together, try this combination, which includes freshly cooked sweet corn, lime juice, red ...     more...
 


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...
 


Tamarillo Chutney
 


Pepper & Pineapple Salad
This is gorgeously sweet and juicy and goes well with grilled chicken, pork, ham and duck.

You'll find this rec...     more...
 


Colin
My brother Colin does a pretty mean line in grilled tomatoes. This treatment captures their sweet fruity flavor - a deli...     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...
 


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.
 


Green Beans with Cashews
Thyme, cashews and beans may seem an unlikely combination, but they're delicious. The shallots and beans can both be coo...     more...
 


Oven-baked Tomatoes
 


Cucumber & Pepper Salad
This colorful salad has quite a chili kick which livens up ham, turkey, pork and fish. If serving it with spicy food, le...     more...
 


Roasted Pumpkin and Shallots
Prep time 20 minutes
Cooking time 40 minutes

 


Carciofi alla Romana (Artichokes Roman-style)
 


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


Radicchio Salad with Caper & Parmesan Dressing
Here's one of my favourite salads with radicchio. Capers, garlic and parmesan cheese make a gutsy dressing that stands u...     more...
 


Fresh Leaf Salad with Asian Flavors
This fresh-tasting salad is unbelievably good. The lettuce and herbs can be picked over ahead of time, washed and dried ...     more...
 


Minestrone
In typical Italian style, minestrone improves with a little siesta, so make that work to your advantage. The vegetable f...     more...
 


Asparagus Risotto
 


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...
 


Tuna and Celery Salad
 


Spaghetti Frittata w/ Roasted Peppers & Mozzarella
This makes a terrific lunch dish or light supper served with a mixed green salad. And it's also great to take on a picni...     more...
 


Pappardelle with Asparagus and Smoked Chicken
Small chunks of smoked chicken and tender slices of asparagus bathed in a lemony cream sauce with basil make the perfect...     more...
 


Zucchini & Corn Fritters
These fritters are a real taste of summer. Team them up with tomato chutney or chili sauce, and maybe a salad and a litt...     more...
 


Barbecued Corn Salad with Roasted Tomatoes & Avocado
Time to prep 25 minutes
Time to cook 35 minutes
I love this salad because it captures all the bounty of la...     more...
 


Chorizo Tortilla
This is perfect for a hearty brunchy-breakfast, and it also makes a great dish to take on a picnic. If you're nervous ab...     more...
 


Isanna's Porcini Ragu
 


Spring Minestrone
 


Stuffed Red Peppers - Pebrots Farcits
 


Cottage pie
This is undoubtedly one of my family's all-time favourite dishes. Don't be put off by the long list of ingredients - it'...     more...
 


Potato Puree
 


Leeks a la Grecque
 


Jacket Potatoes with Bacon and Sweet Chilli Sauce
My kids love jacket potatoes, and bacon, and sweet corn, and sweet chili sauce (especially)! Putting them all together m...     more...
 


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...
 
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