Aubergine Crostini - throw away the bread and replace it with a slice of griddled aubergine. Melanzane parmigiane - eat your heart out!
Cheesy Crackers - sable, cheesy biscuits. Store them in a high place or they won't last five minutes!
Courgette Frittata - a succulent, savoury wedge that is totally satisfying. All it needs it a handful of greens to make it a meal.
Fresh Chorizo Sausages - struggling to find sausages that aren't full of preservatives and cheap meat? Try these little spicy numbers, delicious dipped into something cool and creamy.
A Salad For All Seasons - you can't go wrong with a big bowl full of salad for lunch. Pop it in a tiffin tin or tupperware, smothered in a delicious dressing, with some satisfying protein and maybe some seeds in there. Yum!
Cucumber and Poppyseed Salad - cool cucumber, chilli, lime, soy and poppy seeds make this salad incredibly moreish. Great with some cold lamb, roast meat or egg crepe rolls.
Carrotslaw - make with carrot or red cabbage depending on your taste. Use mayonnaise or yogurt, or creme fraiche. Great piled into a gem lettuce leaf with a slither of cold meat or salami.
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Instant Lowish Carb Cheesecake
a small handful of raw or unsalted roasted nuts - pecan or hazelnut are the best IMHO.
1/2 tsp raw honey
two heaped dessert spoons of Greek or dripped yogurt
half a banana mashed or a small handful of berries lightly squished
In a food processor, grind the nuts to a finish crumb. Add honey and enough butter to make damp crumbs that will press together into dough, but not so much that they are sticky.
press into a dariole mould (or small tart tin, metal ring etc) lined with a scrap of baking parchment.
Spoon in the fruit and top with yogurt.
Chill for a couple of hours and then dig in! Can be semi frozen for an iced version or made in a small round tupperware for a portable dessert.