A hearty dip that will have people hovering by the bowl, so place it somewhere out of traffic flow. Serve with tortilla chips to scoop it up with.
Incredibly flavourful stuffed roasted peppers. Serve with a side salad and some good bread.
This recipe was given by the New York actress Anne Bancroft to Toronto writer Warren Dunford in the 1990s. It has a lightly-spiced flavour that is warm and distinctive.
These artichoke (and mushroom) tortillas make for a delicious and filling main course; just serve with some rice or a side salad.
This recipe is good for the day or two after you cook up asparagus, because it makes a delicious soup out of what we normally cast away — the woody ends and trimmings that we normally break off and toss in the compost bin.
A lovely, rich, creamy-tasting risotto; the avocado adds an element of freshness to it.
A really good baked pasta dish, very flavourful and hearty.
This is an embarrassingly dead easy soup, but it is very hearty and nummy!
Good make ahead recipe. You can even make it a day ahead — the flavours will get a chance to marry.
With its robust flavours, a slice of this quiche easily stands up as the main item on a plate of food. You can serve this quiche hot in the winter, or room temperature in the summer.
Artichoke hearts often come in oil; if so, drain them on paper towel before using in this recipe. You need a jar that is 8 to 9 oz or 250g.
This is dead easy; the long paragraph in the directions is just explaining how to make a rim on the tart squares, which is actually the work of seconds. It took way longer to think of how to describe this than it would to just do it!
The melted Brie makes these potato fritters transcendent.
Don’t forget to peel and use the broccoli stalks as well as the florets.
Squash stuffed with couscous — very nice!
This recipe has a high futz factor. But it is such a good vegetarian dish, the meat-eaters at the table will ignore the roast and dig into the vegetarians’ dinner!
Nice served with dollops of yoghurt or creme fraîche in the soup bowls.
Dead easy. You can make the tortilla bowls up to a day ahead.
A hearty, inexpensive dish.
Very tasty party nibbly dish.
A quick and easy spread for crackers at a party.
These are spicy chiles, stuffed with cheese, battered and deep-fried. Simply amazing.
Set a platter of these out at a party, and stand back.
You can make these patties a day ahead and refrigerate, or even make ahead and freeze. Nice served with a salad made with watercress or rocket / arugula.