Dips & Spreads

  • Dips & Spreads Vegetables

    Guacamole

    This is one of my favourite dips and bread spreads. It is so tasty and refreshing. ‘Guacamole’ is traditionally made by mashing Avocado(s) and Salt, but you can find so many different recipes these days. Many of them require Coriander, which my husband and son hate. They are genetic Coriander haters. They just can’t identify …

  • Dips & Spreads Mushrooms

    Mushroom & Onion Dip

    As I have seen a bigger variety of & more creative dips at stores, I simply thought I could make my own dips by blending whatever I like. Here is another one. I sautéed Onion, Garlic and Mushrooms with my favourite herb ‘Thyme’, and blended into paste. All mushroom lovers should try this!!! Ingredients Onion …

  • Beans & Peas Dips & Spreads

    Edamame & Cream Cheese Dip

    In Melbourne where I live, ‘Edamame’ has become a quite common food. I don’t need to go to Asian grocery stores to buy them because most supermarkets sell frozen ‘Edamame’. As you probably know that ‘Edamame’ literally means ‘beans on stems’, and it is the name of a preparation of immature soybeans in the pod. …

  • Beans & Peas Dips & Spreads Halloween

    Wicked Black Bean Dip

    I guarantee this dip is tasty though it looks horrible. It’s a perfect Halloween party food! This dip is based on the basic ‘Hummus’ recipe. I simply tried to make black coloured ‘Hummus’ using Black Beans and Black Tahini. Jalapeño is highly recommended, but it’s optional. Ingredients Canned Black Beans 1 *400g, drainedRed Onion 1/4 …

  • Dips & Spreads Fish

    Smoked Salmon Dip

    Dips are very popular in Australia. You can purchase a variety of dips these days, but the home-made dips are the best. Do you know that dips are quite easy to make? My ‘Tuna & Cream Cheese Dip’ is very popular with my family and friends, and this ‘Smoked Salmon Dip’ is another popular dip. …

  • Dips & Spreads Vegetables

    Fresh Veggie Sticks and Walnut Miso Dip

    On the other day, I heard a friend of mine complaining about something I would love. She grows vegetables in the backyard and occasionally gets too much harvest to eat. She was particularly complaining about too much cucumbers. Ahhh… come on! Here is an Asian flavoured ‘Miso Dip’ that would help her to snack a …

  • Beans & Peas Dips & Spreads Vegetables

    Edamame & Avocado Dip

    ‘Edamame’ are young soy beans. Soybeans in the pod are usually blanched in salted water. ‘Edamame” are becoming easily available from most super markets and Asian grocers. Crunchy and tasty, and above all nutrition packed ‘Edamame’ can be eaten directly from pods but they are great for cooking as well. Ingredients 1 cup Edamame (Young …

  • Dips & Spreads Fish

    Tuna & Cream Cheese Dip

    I have been making this dip for many decades. It is so easy to make and everyone loves this dip. You must use Japanese mayonnaise to achieve the right flavour for this recipe. Ingredients 250g Cream Cheese1/3 to 1/2 cup Japanese Mayonnaise1 can (*95g) Tuna *Springwater OR Brine type1/4 to 1/2 Fresh Onion  *finely choppedFreshly …

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