Chicken & Cashew Nut Bites

These yummy Thai-style bites comeon the menu from time to time. They are wheat, gluten and dairy free and are medium-spiced; we serve them with a coconut-lime dipping sauce.   500 gm skinless chicken breast - cut in small pieces 200 gm roasted cashew nuts 2 cm grated fresh ginger 3…

Baghdad Eggs

  This recipe was on our summer menu and it always drew great comments. Combining cumin, coriander, lemon and mint with lentils and eggs, there's a lovely mix of flavours. It's a vegetarian dish that's suitable for breakfast or lunch, or even a light evening meal. This recipe serves 4.…

Hummus

    It's always handy to have a few staples in the fridge and this hummus is no exception. Great as a dip or a spread, in dressings or added to increase the protein in vegetarian dishes, it's a very versatile food. And it keeps well.   1 can (420gm) chickpeas 2 cloves…

Creamy Risotto

We've had several requests for this recipe, which we run in one form or another each winter. It is wheat and gluten free and serves 4 to 6 people. The photo shows our Pumpkin, Leek & Mushroom Risotto 1 leek - finely diced 4 cloves garlic - finely diced 2…

Bubble & Squeak Fritters

    These fritters have been a sell-out success on the menu and are wheat, gluten and dairy free. Serving accompaniment ideas include roasted tomatoes, bacon, basil pesto, sausages, baked beans or parmesan.   800gm potatoes - cooked and mashed 1 cup roasted pumpkin 3 cloves garlic 1/2 cup blanched spinach -…

Falafel

  Falafel pita pockets are currently on our Light Bites menu. Falafel also makes a great vegetarian snack at home, served with salad, hummus and pita bread. It can also be frozen.   2 x 400gm tins chickpeas, rinsed and drained 3 spring onions, chopped finely 2 cloves garlic 1/2 cup chopped parsley…