Canapes and Nibbles

Water Chestnut Raita

This is the perfect accompaniment to a lamb burger. The water chestnut is used in place of cucumber and add a world of texture. Ingredients 1 small tub of Greek Yoghurt 1 clove garlic crushed […]

Dark Chocolate Olive Tapenade

  This recipe is something a little bit different and will not appeal to everyone’s palate. If you enjoy a good drop of red wine, dark chocolate and an antipasto platter, this is the dish […]

Roast Beetroot, Pear and Fennel Soup

This bright and vibrant dish is perfect to serve as an entree for a dinner party, or if you amp up the garnishes, it makes for a fabulous main! Ingredients: 2 bunches medium sized beetroot […]

Seeded Quinoa Crisps

Looking for something healthy to snack on? This is a perfect vegan dish that will impress your friends. Use it as a garnish for soup, dip it in some pesto or simply nibble on it […]

Beer Batter Tempura Cauliflower & Wasabi Mayonnaise

Looking for something cheap, easy and impressive for your next gathering? This is the canape (or side dish) for you. The creamy center, crispy crust and smooth heat of the dipping sauce is exciting and […]

Homemade Sausage Rolls

Ingredients 1 tube of Woolworths sausage roll mince 1 grated onion 2 grated carrots 2 grated celery 1 egg Handful fresh herbs (thyme and oregano work well) 1 grated garlic splash Worchestershire sauce squeeze tomato […]

Open Egg Pie

I love Saturday mornings. PJ’s until noon, Sex and the City marathon on Foxtel and most times a cooked breakfast. This week I decided to bring out my old electric pie maker (awesome piece of […]

Seared Scallop with Crispy Pork Belly

A delicious combination of flavours, packed with texture. If you want to impress your guests at a dinner party, this is sure to give them that “wow factor” as an exotic canape or entree. Pork […]

Roasted Capsicum and Tomato Salsa

  Ingredients 1 large Brown onion, skin on, cut in quarters 10 medium tomatoes, halved 1 large Red Capsicum, membrane removed, cut in quarters 1 bulb Garlic, skin on, one end cut, cloves separated Pinch […]


  Ingredients 5 small (or 3 large) ripe avocados Tobasco Sauce Small handful fresh chopped coriander Lime juice salt and pepper Method Mix all ingredients in food processor. Adjust tobasco, lime and salt n pepper […]

Fresh Tomato Salsa

  Ingredients 5 small ripe Roma Tomatoes, finely diced Handful fresh torn coriander 1 spring onion, finely sliced pinch of salt Method Mix ingredients together. Keep at room temperature. Delicious served with corn chips and/or […]

Cheesy Potato Croquettes

These crunchy, oozy, tasty croquettes are quick, cheap and the best way to turn leftover mashed potato into a cute canape. Ingredients 2 cups mashed potato (use leftover mashed potato from the night before if […]

Bite-Sized Meatballs

Rissoles, Meatloaves and Meatballs are make or breakers. They are either absolutely delicious and juicy, or flavourless, dry and crumbly. After much trial and error, I believe I have come up with a fantastic meatball […]

Chunky Chips

The perfect chip is crispy on the outside, smooth on the inside and so moorish you just can’t stop at one. Follow these steps and you will never be disappointed. Chunky Chips: Ingredients 1 large, […]


I love Stephanie Alexander’s pesto with a few tweaks… here is my sure-fire version. Ingredients: 1 cup well packed basil leaves (I jam packed my cup – pushing down the leaves with every new layer) […]

The Dip

You would think the old school method of mixing a creamy base with dried soup mix ended with the 60’s… fortunately for the lazy host, it is still a perfectly acceptable way to create a […]

Patatas Bravas

This traditional Spanish Tapas dish is perfect as a canape, side or tapas with wine. Serve with Garlic Mint Yoghurt or Aioli. Ingredients 3 large potatoes (peeled, cut into bite-size chunks) 1 tsp sea salt […]