Eggplant caviarThis is an alternative to hummus, not pretty but very tastyHaricot bean and onion casseroleThe haricot bean, navy bean, pearl bean, Boston bean, white pea bean, or pea bean is a variety of the common bean. It is a dry white bean that is smaller than many other types of white beans, and has an oval, slightly flattened shape. This recipe comes from a good friend in Wales it is a wartime recipe which has been adapted slightly. It is very thrifty but surprisingly good to eat.Leek and mushroom bakeI was given this recipe a long time ago. I wonder why the sauce is not made with regular flour like a regular béchamel..But I guess both can work. This can be a side dish or a main...Mini hasselback potatoesThis looks as good as it tastes. A good way to serve potatoes in a buffet.Orange braised carrots and parsnipsProsciutto stuffed mushroomsIf you use Portobello mushrooms they make a wonderful first course.
Another option is a stuffing made of ground almonds and herbs such as parsley, thyme, rosemary, chives, garlic and onions plus a little lemon juice.