Smoked Salmon “Brandade”

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The first time I tasted “brandade” was at a French restaurant in Soho, New York. My fantastic friend Katie was responsible for this revelation. This mousse-like, light as air, delicious dip is perfect for the festive season or whenever you want something special to dip your toast in. Brandade is traditionally made with cod, but since you can purchase fantastic smoked salmon from Foodsaver Stores, then smoked salmon brandade is on the menu. Continue reading

Baked prawns in phyllo with dipping sauce

IMG_9476I just love wrapped food. I like almost anything in a bun, tortilla, crepes, puff pastry or phyllo. And I love spring rolls. I got some amazing peeled prawns from Foodsaver Stores and frozen chopped chilies (so convenient!). I once had a dish called Prawns Rangoon and I ‘ve been meaning to recreate it ever since. These were small bundles of delicious prawns mixed with cream cheese then deep fried and served with sweet-chili dipping sauce. I’ve also been meaning to make my own sweet chili sauce and this was the perfect opportunity. Continue reading

Greek Tortellini Salad

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Mix all the ingredients of a fresh Greek Salad with a bowl of cheese tortellini and you will have a fantastic, summery dish, suitable for a delicious vegetarian lunch or a crowd pleasing starter. It’s incredibly easy to make. You can prepare it in advance and chill it until serving time. In fact it will get better after an hour in the fridge. The pasta will have time to absorb all the great flavours of the dressing. It’s the perfect summer dish to satisfy any pasta cravings threatening to mess with the ever so stressful bikini season. Enjoy it guilt-free. You are worth it! Continue reading