SPICY BAKED EGGPLANT

It used to be quite hard to find recipes that catered easily for vegetarian guests, luckily that’s no longer the case.  Years ago I remember searching for an interesting dish to serve my son’s girlfriend for a Christmas lunch dominated by roast pork and turkey.  The answer I finally came up with was a stuffed eggplant, don’t think it was quite as spicy as this recipe though.  Fortunately she seemed to enjoy it.

PINEAPPLE AND CARROT FRUIT CAKE

Yes, this is a fruit cake, but it’s only October so I’m not suggesting it should be your Christmas Cake.  It won’t be long before it’s time to get the Christmas recipes out and make the pudding and cake, but think there’s a few more weeks before you need to do that .  Sadly these days I only make fruit cakes at Christmas, but really they’re an easy cake to make, they keep well and ingredients like the pineapple and carrot in this recipe add extra flavour.  Worth making all year round really……

FISH, MEAT AND VEGETABLE SKEWERS

I always run out of ideas about what to combine on skewers for the barbecue and usually end up making sate chicken ones.  This recipe from McCormick uses their Spicy BBQ Seasoning to add some zing to prawns, steak, chicken and vegetables.  Happy barbecuing!!!