Sometimes what starts as a starter, ends up as a nice little meal. Whether you want to kick off a full-blown three courser or just eat something not too heavy, try out some of these ideas.

Our favourite main dishes from a life of travel, food and meeting foodie people. A mixture of the traditional, the twist and the unexpected, the only common thread is that we like them.

You wouldn't want to neglect the sweet things in life, would you? There are some show stoppers, party pleasers and easy treats in here. Give them a whirl.