Savory Snacks & Nibbles

THE CLASSIC FRENCH MUSHROOM DUXELLES

Date: 23 Sep 2017 Author: Jacqui Categories: Food, International Cuisine, Savory Snacks & Nibbles Comments

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Mushroom Duxelles is an old fashioned French recipe which dates back to the 1600′s.  It is basically a mix of finely chopped mushrooms and herbs cooked in butter.  It is used in stuffings, sauces, pastry fillings, to flavor soups or even as a garnish.  It is very simple to make and it adds an intense…

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BAKED LOW CARB PARMESAN ZUCCHINI FRIES

Date: 03 Sep 2017 Author: Jacqui Categories: Food, Savory Snacks & Nibbles Comments

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Ever missed chips but you keep away from them because you know you’ll feel too guilty afterwards?  Well, this is a healthy ‘cheat’ version of fries but still have all the ‘yumminess’ you crave.  And they are so simple to make too! 4 zucchini 1 egg, beaten 1/2 Gluten Free Corn Breadcrumbs 1/2 cup Grated…

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LEFTOVER LAMB & VEGETABLE HAND PIES

Date: 16 Aug 2017 Author: Jacqui Categories: Food, Savory Snacks & Nibbles Comments

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Have you ever roasted lamb and ended up with a lot of leftovers?  Here is something you can make with that lovely leftover meat.  You can use ready rolled gluten free puff pastry or even shortcrust pastry if you do not wish to make your own.  Oh boy, they smell so good when they are…

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THE LOVELY TRIO OF ACCOMPANIMENTS TO BEEF KOFTAS

Date: 14 Aug 2017 Author: Jacqui Categories: Food, International Cuisine, Salads, Savory Snacks & Nibbles, Side Dishes Comments

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And here is this lovely trio which you can serve with the Beef Koftas.  But it does not have to be just Koftas, all three can be served individually, or with other dishes, for example the Yoghurt and Cucumber which will go so well with a lovely hot and spicy curry.  In this case, it…

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DELICIOUSLY CRISPY ASIAN CHICKEN WINGS

Date: 10 Aug 2017 Author: Jacqui Categories: Food, International Cuisine, Main Dishes, Savory Snacks & Nibbles Comments

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I suppose you know that most cooking involves chemistry and chemical reactions.  I have to say I sucked at chemistry so I just accepted (and very happily too), the result of roasting chicken wings coated in baking powder.  The skin did come so crispy! The other thing I did notice was that the wings remained…

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YUMMY CRISPY, CHEESY & HERBY POLENTA FRIES

Date: 09 Aug 2017 Author: Jacqui Categories: Food, Savory Snacks & Nibbles, Side Dishes Comments

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Looking for a quick and tasty snack?  Try these Crispy, Cheesy and Herby Polenta Fries.  To make them lighter and guilt free, just bake them instead of frying them! Still as great. Instant Polenta Vegetable or Chicken Stock Grated Parmesan Salt & Freshly Ground Pepper Any of your favorite spices or herbs Spray oil, if…

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HEALTHY CAULIFLOWER TABBOULEH

Date: 05 Aug 2017 Author: Jacqui Categories: Food, International Cuisine, Main Dishes, Salads, Savory Snacks & Nibbles, Side Dishes Comments

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Hey, just because we cannot have Bulgur Wheat, we can still enjoy a lovely refreshing Tabbouleh!  And it is also less calories too!  Try this Tabbouleh version.  Hope you will like it.  It is perfect Summer Fare! 1 Head of Cauliflower 1 Garlic Clove, chopped 4 firm tomatoes 1 Cucumber 3 spring onions, white and…

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CHERRY TOMATO CONFIT

Date: 05 Aug 2017 Author: Jacqui Categories: Food, Salads, Savory Snacks & Nibbles, Side Dishes Comments

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                      You will never go back to just plain cherry tomatoes after you try these.  They are great on pastas, bruschetta, cold rice salads or risottos, or a simple accompaniment to fish or chicken dishes.  Very easy to prepare, however they do require around an…

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REFRESHING PEACH & AVOCADO SALSA

Date: 05 Aug 2017 Author: Jacqui Categories: Food, Salads, Savory Snacks & Nibbles Comments

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I had some thinly sliced swordfish leftover from the night before and thought of just pan frying it quickly and serving it with some deliciously fresh peach & avocado salsa on toasted gf bread.   It does not have to be swordfish, you can also use thinly sliced piece of chicken breast which will also marry…

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HAM & CHEESE POLENTA ARANCINI

Date: 03 Aug 2017 Author: Jacqui Categories: Food, Polenta, Savory Snacks & Nibbles Comments

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To make the Polenta Arancini, you need to prepare the polenta as per the polenta crisps, adding also the grated cheese, preferably Parmesan. You can make them as cheesy as you wish! Whilst the polenta cools slightly, prepare three plates, one with a mix of uncooked polenta combined with gluten free breadcrumbs, the other with…

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ADDICTIVE CRISPY POLENTA TRIANGLES

Date: 03 Aug 2017 Author: Jacqui Categories: Food, Polenta, Savory Snacks & Nibbles Comments

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How about some crisps?  But made with humble Polenta and baked in the oven! No frying involved. These are seriously good especially if you spice them up! Here I used the instant polenta in this ratio – 1:3. So for one cup of gluten free instant polenta you need three cups liquid, which in this…

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MOZZARELLA & SPINACH STROMBOLI

Date: 13 Oct 2015 Author: Jacqui Categories: Food, Main Dishes, Savory Snacks & Nibbles Comments

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This is the speediest of yeasted doughs! Perfect if you are rushed for time.  You can fill with whatever takes your fancy.  Here I have used Prosciutto Crudo, Mozzarella, Spinach, Black Olives and Capers.  I did not put any quantities since you can add or leave out as you so desire. Lovely as a light…

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