Gado Gado

A recipe by Ian Dixon

Something I first came across in the Netherlands, Gado Gado is an Indonesian salad. The Sambal Kacang (Peanut Sauce) makes it different from many other salads. This version may vary somewhat from the Indonesian style but it still tastes good. It also works as both a dinner or as an…

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Traditional Northern Salad

A recipe by Ian Dixon

This is the way that I remember my mother making the salad that we would have in the summer. She was born and brought up in the North East of England which is why I describe it as a Traditional Northern Salad. We would typically have this as dinner on…

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Pitta Pockets

Sausage Stuffed Pitta

I think I was first introduced to pitta pockets in Leeds, UK in about 1980 after being out somewhere in the central area for a few beers. A few of us then head for a Greek Kebab place off the Headrow. Tricky choices for me because I was largely vegetarian…

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Pate Salad

Pate Salad

Salad is always a good option for lunch and this Pate Salad is no exception to that. A slice of wholemeal bread topped with pate with mixed salad, tomato and mushrooms alongside. Topped with mayonnaise, salt and pepper to fish off a delicious lunch. Easy to vary too because all…

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Rice, Egg and Garden Pea Salad

bowl of rice

More an accompaniment than a meal in its own right, this Rice, Egg and Garden Pea Salad is quite a filling combination. Yet it does stand alone as a lunch or a light meal. Perhaps some bread or crackers to make it more of a meal Serve with spring rolls…

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