Archive for the Snack Category

RECIPE – “Perfect” Arancini balls

Posted in 2 - Loveable :), Cuisine, Italian, Recipe Difficulty, Recipes, Savouries, Simple, Snack with tags , , , on October 5, 2012 by Monitor Muncher

Why is it perfect? Because I used “perfect” ingredients:

Crispy & tasty & a lovely leftover food.

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RECIPE – Garlic Prawn Pate

Posted in 3 - Likeable :|, Cuisine, French, Modern, Recipe Difficulty, Recipes, Sauce/Dips, Savouries, Simple, Snack with tags , , , on March 21, 2012 by Monitor Muncher

Looks & tastes good, a lovely starter for a dinner party.

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RECIPES – Halloween goodness

Posted in .My personal ratings, 2 - Loveable :), Cuisine, Dinner, Funny, Halloween, Lunch, Main, Meal Type, Meat, Medium, Modern, Recipe Difficulty, Recipes, Sauce/Dips, Savouries, Simple, Snack with tags , , , on October 31, 2011 by Monitor Muncher

Halloween is a brilliant holiday, with so much creative potential – food & otherwise.

A bit of pazzaz is needed on this night of nights so here’s a list of some of my Halloween recipe ideas.

The devil is in the detail, I like to have signs for the dishes up before I bring them out because the guests are then thinking about say eyeballs and expecting eyeballs. Hence, eyeball-y items will come out looking much more like eyeballs in their mind – the power of suggesting thinking.

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RECIPE – Onion Soup

Posted in 3 - Likeable :|, Cuisine, Dinner, French, Lunch, Main, Meal Type, Recipe Difficulty, Recipes, Savouries, Simple, Snack, Vegetarian with tags , , , , on February 7, 2011 by Monitor Muncher

A french classic that only takes a handful of ingredients & is very easy to cook.

Top it off with some fresh baguette – grilled with some Gruyère cheese – mmm…

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RECIPE – Ploughman’s lunch

Posted in 3 - Likeable :|, Cuisine, English, Lunch, Main, Meal Type, Recipe Difficulty, Recipes, Savouries, Simple, Snack with tags , , , on January 30, 2011 by Monitor Muncher

Not so much a recipe per se, but the stacking together of ingredients on a plate to make a cold lunch.

The famed English Ploughman’s Lunch – one of the best things to go with a pint.

The end combination is up to you, but usually involves crusty bread, cheese, pickled items, meats, etc.

Very quick to put together and extremely satisfying.

My Ploughman’s Lunch

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RECIPE – Goat’s cheese & cranberry on sourdough

Posted in 2 - Loveable :), Breads, Cuisine, Modern, Recipe Difficulty, Recipes, Savouries, Simple, Snack, Vegetarian with tags , , , , , , on January 19, 2011 by Monitor Muncher

Very simple but amazingly tasty.

You won’t believe the flavour combination until you try it – I highly recommend you try it.

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RECIPE – Xiao Long Bao (Chinese soup dumplings)

Posted in 1 - Laudable :D, Chinese, Cuisine, Recipe Difficulty, Recipes, Savouries, Snack, Supernova with tags , , , , , , , , on October 17, 2010 by Monitor Muncher

Having never made dumplings before (nor done much Chinese cooking), I decided, if I’m only going to make dumplings once in my life, I might as well go for the holy grail.

So how about a dumpling with meat/prawn filling & soup inside?

There were a few firsts for me, first time making dumplings, first time using a wok & first time using a bamboo steamer.

Mmm… tasty

The question is: how do you get soup inside your dumpling?

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