Snacks / Starters

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I often serve snacks or starters before a main course. I like salads and bruschetta as they are light and go well with almost anything. I don't like heavy starters as if I eat them I won't have any room for the main course. This is the reason I often order starters for main course at restaurants, my stomach simply is very, very small. I don't know how many times I have ordered both a starter and a main course only to have my husband say to me: "You will NEVER eat both". In all fairness he is always, always right!


Baked salmon skin, absolutely delicious!

Baked Salmon Skin

Yes really, baked salmon skin!!! You might think that I have gone absolutely mad but bear with me. I can promise you that once you taste this, you won't ever throw out salmon skin again.

A wonderfully healthy salad with vibrant colours

Beet Salad with Parmesan and Rocket Leaves

This is the perfect late summer salad. It has vibrant colours and a slightly sweet taste with a peppery kick. I adore beets (beetroots), especially baked as it brings out their subtle sweetness.

A very healthy snack, perfect as a light lunch or starter

Chunky Potato Wedges with Guacamole and Salsa

This is a very healthy snack, perfect as a light lunch or a starter before the barbecue.

A light and healthy hummus, a little different to the traditional one

Courgette Hummus

This is a similar recipe to the one I found in the wonderful book Rawvolution by Matt Amsden.

Healthy French fries...is that possible? Well yes it is!

French Fries (Chips)

I would never, ever, ever buy deep fried French fries or any other deep fried food for that matter because in my view, anything that is "cooked" in that way is completely ruined.

Children absolutely love this bread and it is one of my favourite light snacks

Grilled Bread with Tomato Sauce, Carrots and Cheese

Just before you shake your head in disgust, keep in mind that the tomato sauce I use is NOT the usual, disgusting, red sauce (sometimes called ketchup, filled with additives and sugar) that many people buy and put on everything, especially on children's food.

A perfect side dish with every meal and an excellent snack as well!

Grilled Sweet Potato Wedges

This must be the shortest recipe on this website. The ingredient's list has one ingredient only...sweet potatoes!

Lovely sandwiches, perfect as a light meal or lunch

Grilled Vegetable Sandwiches

I often make these when I have some "past their best" vegetables in the fridge. My husband absolutely loves these sandwiches and I have to admit, so do I.

I love, love, love quacamole

Guacamole

I don't understand how people can buy guacamole in a jar.

The versatility of hummus is amazing, it just goes with everything!

Hummus

I love hummus, absolutely love it. Whenever I go to a Middle-Eastern restaurant (especially the Lebanese restaurants in London) I always order some hummus.

A lovely and colourful North African salad

Moroccan Orange and Olive Salad

This is a exceptionally lovely salad and a bit different than the salads we are used to since there is no lettuce or anything green in it.

This lovely salad has the colours of the Italian flag; red, green and white

Mozzarella, Tomato and Basil Salad (Tricolore)

Although my husband doesn't eat cold cheese (only melted...I know...weird) he loves cold mozzarella.

Home made peanut butter, absolutely lovely!

Peanut Butter

There is something deeply satisfying about making your own peanut butter.

I usually make a whole bunch of these in one go to freeze and re-heat later

Pitta Pizzas

Need a quick, tasty, yet healthy dinner but are too tired to make anything decent? Look no further. I often make truckloads of these to freeze and re-heat later.

A very healthy and delicious version of potato chips with no added fat

Potato Chips

These potato chips have absolutely no fat and are still delicious and crispy. Ok they might not be as juicy as your traditional potato chips but if you want a healthy alternative this is the one.

A colourful and tasty salad with a healthy dressing

Salad with Tahini Dressing

I am a big salad fan. I love salads and could eat them every day.

A traditional Icelandic shrimp salad

Shrimp Salad

This is a classic, Icelandic salad, served with bread, on crackers, as sandwich fillings and often when there is a gathering of people such as for birthdays.

The most summery salad of all

Summer Salad with Oranges and Watermelons

If there was a competition for healthy salads, this one would clearly be a winner.

The healthiest popcorn you could ever make

The Healthiest Popcorn

This is THE healthiest version of popcorn available. It has very few calories and even less fat. The only 'problem' is that you have to own a refillable pump spray hot-air popping machine.

An excellent source of slow releasing energy

Trail Mix

This is the perfect trail mix and much cheaper than buying ready made trail mix from a health food store.

A very popular and healthy salad, packed with protein and low in fat

Tuna Salad

When preparing my husband's lunch I am always trying to maintain a balance of complex carbohydrates, protein and healthy fats.

These wraps (pictured) were served at the equator in Uganda

Uganda Wraps with Avocado and Carrots

The wraps pictured were the ones I was served at the equator in Uganda when we were travelling there en route to Rwanda (gorilla trekking).

My favourite lunch and light dinner

Wraps with Spinach and Hummus

In my view wraps are the perfect lunch and the perfect light meal, they always go well down with dinner guests and each and every time I serve them I get asked for the recipe.