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Starter

The best way to begin you dinner party.

  Oysters Mornay
  • Time: 15 minutes
  • Complexity: very easy

Oysters Mornay

These Baked Oysters Mornay are so fun (and sort of messy) to make and even more fun to eat. They work well for a light dinner with a glass of white wine or as a starter for dinner guests.

Agedashi Tofu with Miso Sauce
  • Time: 30 minutes
  • Complexity: very easy

Agedashi Tofu with Miso Sauce

My very favourite Zen Buddhist vegan dish. Can be a starter or main.

Avocado Egg Rolls
  • Time: 20 minutes
  • Complexity: very easy

Avocado Egg Rolls

Just like the restaurant-version, except it’s so much cheaper to make right at home and it tastes a million times better too.

Avocado, Watercress & Dill Rolls with Orange & Soy
  • Time: 30 minutes
  • Complexity: very easy

Avocado, Watercress & Dill Rolls with Orange & Soy

This version works well as a delicate starter leaving space for a more hearty meal or as part of a platter of nibbles before an evening out providing satisfying flavour without being too filling.

Bacon & Egg Stuffed Potatoes
  • Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Complexity: easy

Bacon & Egg Stuffed Potatoes

The best brunch or starter.

Bacon BBQ Chicken Bombs
  • Time: 45 minutes
  • Complexity: very easy

Bacon BBQ Chicken Bombs

It has chicken, cheese, bbq sauce, bacon and jalapeno...and yes, it's as good as you are dreaming it is.

 

Bacon Wrapped Brussels Sprouts
  • Time: 50 minutes
  • Complexity: very easy

Bacon Wrapped Brussels Sprouts

These bacon wrapped brussels sprouts are already fantastic by themselves, but they are even better with the mayo dip.

Bacon Wrapped Cabbage
  • Time: 55 minutes
  • Complexity: very easy

Bacon Wrapped Cabbage

Tender cabbage wrapped in bacon and baked in the oven, this makes the perfect side dish.

Bacon-Wrapped Shrimp
  • Time: 30 minutes plus brining time
  • Complexity: very easy

Bacon-Wrapped Shrimp

Bacon-wrapped shrimp! Ridiculously good, grilled or roasted in the oven, and seasoned with chilli and lime. Perfect for your next backyard BBQ.

Baked Pork Buns
  • Time: 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Complexity: very easy

Baked Pork Buns

Made with a slightly sweet and yellow-coloured dough that is usually found in cha chaan teng dinner rolls.

Beef and Asparagus Rolls (Aspara Nikumaki)
  • Time: 40 minutes
  • Complexity: very easy

Beef and Asparagus Rolls (Aspara Nikumaki)

Known as aspara nikumaki in Japanese. Aspara means asparagus, niku means beef and maki means roll or wrap. In this dish, thinly sliced beef is marinated in a sweet and savoury soy glaze, then wrapped around blanched asparagus spears and pan-cooked.

Black Pudding with Onions
  • Time: 30 minutes
  • Complexity: very easy

Black Pudding with Onions

Black pudding, morcilla or boudin noir. This is good served on toasted bread as part of a tapas feast or it makes a great starter or tasty brunch.

Buchujeon (Garlic Chive Pancakes)
  • Time: 30 minutes
  • Complexity: very easy

Buchujeon (Garlic Chive Pancakes)

Korean savory pancakes made with garlic chives.

Cabbage Wrapped Chicken Enchiladas
  • Time: 45 minutes
  • Complexity: very easy

Cabbage Wrapped Chicken Enchiladas

Normal enchiladas have carb counts of anywhere from 40-60 g per serving.  But these little veggie packed beauties only have 3.5 g net carb per enchilada. Can use leftover chicken.

Cashew Chicken Lettuce Wraps
  • Time: 20 minutes
  • Complexity: very easy

Cashew Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Better-than-take-out and made from scratch in less than 30 minutes. Grilled chicken smothered in the tastiest general-tso’s inspired sauce with crunchy cashews, spooned into a crisp green lettuce cup.