Sweet Potato and Black Bean Empanadas

These little pasties are really moreish and pretty simple to make, albeit there’s a few different elements to prepare. Given that, I have no compunction about using ready made puff pastry, though if you’re prepared to make your own, these could be even nicer I imagine! When I’m making these, I do extra black beans…

Thai Chicken Patties

I’d like to say this was inspired by my lovely friend Julieanne who we visited in South Africa last month, but in truth it was just downright stolen. In fairness, I did adapt it a little, but by necessity, as I didn’t have all the ingredients required and I did have a few limes knocking…

Rustic Hummus

What makes this hummus special is the spicy, toasted topping that adds both texture and another layer of flavour. Plus it looks great! Purists will tell you the chickpeas need to be dried rather than tinned and ideally, I’d agree, but on this occasion, I didn’t have the time to soak them overnight, so a…