Monday, April 11, 2011

Plum and Almond Autumn Tart

Because its now Autumn, we've had some lovely plums and other stone fruit around lately. I not really a big fan of plums on their own, but they work very well in deserts. I must confess, I didn't actually make this dish.  My mother was the head chef for this project, while I played sous chef/chief taster! The recipe is from an old British 'Good Housekeeping' magazine, probably from sometime in the 1980s. Mum took this tart to the same function my salad was made for, and it was so popular that the host paused the party at one point to ask who had brought the wonderful plum tart.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Avocado and Tomato Couscous Salad with Lime Dressing

I first made this recipe with quinoa instead of couscous, which worked very well. When I made it last night to take to a shared dinner for healthy people (otherwise known as a party held by my gym) I used couscous instead of the quinoa, because couscous is quicker to cook. I have adapted it from a similar recipe at Oh She Glows

Avocado and Tomato Couscous Salad