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Tag: appetizer

Mughlai Meatball Lettuce Cups

Mughlai Meatball Lettuce Cups

These delicious, Indian spiced lettuce cups are perfect for potlucks, parties and barbecues.  An easy, flavourful finger food that can be largely prepared well in advance of your festivities.  I confess I’m a sucker for ground meat kebabs.  Having lived and worked in India for […]

Healing South Indian Tomato Rasam

Healing South Indian Tomato Rasam

Tomato rasam is ubiquitous in Southern India.  It is like tea in China, or pasta in Italy.  It is a standard.  This simple, flavorful soup is as delicious as it is nourishing and satisfying.  It pairs well with rice, but can also be served on […]

Gyoza, Japanese Potstickers

Gyoza, Japanese Potstickers

Gyoza, or Japanese potstickers, are very similar to Chinese fried dumplings (jiaozi).  The only difference is that they tend to be more delicately seasoned and the wrappers are generally almost transparent. Visiting New York City’s immense Chinatown recently was an incredible treat and I can’t […]

Spicy Oven-Baked Cauliflower Bites

Spicy Oven-Baked Cauliflower Bites

These Spicy Oven-Baked Cauliflower Bites are bound to become a new family favorite.  A healthy and tasty snack for every day eating. This Oven-Baked Cauliflower Bite recipe is inspired by my love for pakoras, an Indian snack.  I adore the fried version.  However, like everyone […]

Crispy Baked Baby Fennel

Crispy Baked Baby Fennel

This crispy fennel dish makes an ideal bar snack.  The delicate flavor of the fennel is complemented by a hint of balsamic vinegar for a lovely, addictive munch. This dish came about by happy accident.  During my early years in Johannesburg, I experimented a lot […]

Easy, Authentic Guacamole

Easy, Authentic Guacamole

I remember discovering guacamole on an extended trip to Mexico when I was six years old.  I’ve never forgotten that first, heavenly bite or the adventure of seeing it prepared in front of me in a traditional molcajete.  Homemade guacamole is fresh, delicious, and easy to […]