Category Archives: Appetisers

Small dishes to start your meal, or party food!

Thai Pumpkin Soup

This is a delicious twist on an old favourite. If you like Asian flavours then this soup is perfect – the pumpkin is complimented so well by the citrus of the lemongrass and the heat from the chilli. It is ideal for … Continue reading

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Oven-baked Vegetable Samosas

Guilt free! I love samosas but most of the recipes I’ve seen use a lot of oil to cook them. I don’t know why but I really don’t like to deep fry. Solution = bake them in the oven instead. … Continue reading

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Mini Baked Spaghetti and Meatballs

Ultimate portion control. As my family will tell you, portion control is something that I am not good at. These mini treats are baked in a muffin pan so you are guaranteed that everyone gets the same amount on their … Continue reading

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Baked Brie with a Oregano & Garlic Bread Roll Wreath

Let’s party! If you need a recipe for a party buffet plate then this is ideal. The bread rolls can be made any size you like which is perfect if you want to share with a lot of people. Cheese … Continue reading

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Mexican Pork Bites

Easy party food. These little bites are packed with flavour but take only minutes to make. They are therefore ideal for the busy Christmas party season or if unexpected guests arrive. I used pork mince (ground pork) to make these, … Continue reading

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Simple Tomato and Red Pepper Soup

Simple and delicious. I must admit that tomato soup is not usually my personal choice as the shop bought products are a little too sweet for my taste. Here in Australia where I live we are now coming into the warmer … Continue reading

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Oven-baked Parmesan Pasta Bites

Best appetisers. Ever. Crispy, crunchy, cheesy, perfect bite-size, easy. There are a lot of recipes online for fried (or ‘toasted’) ravioli but, as you might have noticed if you are a regular Recipe Adaptors reader, I’m not a fan of deep … Continue reading

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Caramelised Onion and Garlic Tart

Golden delicious. Usually I don’t have enough patience to caramelise onions but it was worth it in order to make this. I particularly love that the filling is sweet as it is a complete contrast to how you expect an onion … Continue reading

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Muffin Pan Macaroni and Cheese

Mini mac and cheese. This version of macaroni and cheese is quick to make as you don’t have to spend time preparing a cheese sauce. That means you can have the entire dish done in under 30 minutes. The cheese … Continue reading

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Last minute Appetisers: Christmas Wraps

If you are looking for something quick and easy for a party, these take just a few minutes to make. These are very simple and you don’t have to stick to my recipe – the fillings can be adapted to … Continue reading

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