Vegetarian food blog featuring delicious and nutritious whole food recipes, creative baking and luscious chocolate.

Chip n Dip – Smoky Red Pepper Bean Dip and Chive Guacamole

Chip n Dip

I do love a good dip. They make a great starter to go with nibbles when entertaining, can form part of a mezze type meal and often make a great sandwich filling too. So when I was challenged to take part in a chip n dip exercise, by creating a dip, I was most definitely up for it. I also have an easy and rather nifty competition with a great prize, so do read on.

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Aubergine Dip, The Cranks Bible and a Giveaway #70

Aubergine Dip

The Cranks Bible: a timeless collection of vegetarian recipes by Nadine Abensur is one of my treasured cookery books. I bought it when it was first published in 2001 and have taken inspiration from it ever since. Despite its frequent use as a bed time read, there are many recipes I’ve barely looked at. The one for aubergine purée with cumin pitot is one such, or in my more prosaic terminology, aubergine dip.

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Easy Aioli with Lemon and Dill – Use as a Sauce or Dip

Aioli

A quick and easy recipe for making aioli, sometimes called garlic mayonnaise. It’s flavoured with lemon and dill and can become almost addictive. Use this quick blender method to make a dip or sauce for raw or cooked vegetables. It goes particularly well with boiled new potatoes and, of course, chips.

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Raw Chocolate Spread with Cashew Nuts

Raw Chocolate Spread

A delicious silky smooth dairy free raw chocolate spread with cashew nuts. Works wells as a cake or biscuit filling and also as a vegan cheesecake. Easy to whip up in a blender.

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Chocolate Cashew Nut Spread – Eat Your Heart Out Nutella

A healthy and delicious take on a much loved chocolate nut spread. This chocolate cashew nut spread contains only six ingredients, and one of those is water. It’s both quick and easy to make.

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Spelt Cocoa Pitta Breads with a Versatile Avocado Egg Filling

Spelt Cocoa Pitta Breads with a delicious avocado egg sandwich filling.
This recipe for spelt cocoa pitta breads may sound a little odd, but it’s very good and well worth trying. The pittas are soft and delicious with just a hint of cocoa to give added depth and flavour. Serve them with a versatile and tasty avocado egg sandwich filling that pairs remarkable well. This filling also works as a tasty dip.

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Caramelised Onion and Yogurt Dip with Chocolate

Caramelised Onion & Yogurt Dip.

Yogurt mixed with caramelised onions, smoked paprika and a little chocolate for extra depth and flavour. This caramelised onion and yogurt dip is simple and quick to prepare. It also makes a perfect dip for any occasion or a dish to accompany a Middle Eastern mezze style meal.

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