New Year fruits and vegetables entrée

Everybody New Year Resolution is cutting down junk food. Big change in life and many more. My New Year resolution is eating, creating, exploring and sharing my recipes with a willingness to change daily and move forward into 2023 with more creativeness and mastering my culinary skill.

My entrée: cheese dome is made of mascarpone and spreading cheese with sundried capsicums, craisins, spinach and sesame seeds. Serve it with biscuits, grapes, cherries, black and green olives, and mortadella. Let’s get more creative and enjoy 2023 with a variety of creative food.


250 g mascarpone cheese
250 g spreading cheese
180 g baby spinach
130 g craisins, cut into tiny bits
130 g sundried capsicums in oil, cut into tiny bits
12 dried apricots
11 whole green olives
11 cherries
10 mortadella
6 black olives, sliced
1 small bunch of grapes
3 Tsp sesame seeds
Ritz biscuits
Marie biscuits


Line a round bowl with cling wrap hangover all the sides about 4”, press in touching the bottom and sides. Sprinkle sesame seeds at the bottom. Blanch baby spinach in hot boiling water for about 3-5 minutes. Drain dry and then chopped finely. Set aside.

In a mixing bowl, add mascarpone and spreading cheese and beat till creamy and smooth. Next add craisins and sundried capsicums with 3 Tsp oil. Season with salt and pepper. Mix everything well and transfer one ladle spoon cream mixture to the prepared bowl.

Top with half blanched spinach. Then another ladle of cream mixture on top. Close top with the hangovers cling wrap. Place in fridge overnight. Before serving, spoon green olives onto a serving dish followed by black olives and apricots into serving dishes. Wash grapes and cherries and dry them.

Arrange it on a board or a plate. In front is grapes, Ritz biscuits, Marie biscuits, apricots, cherries, mortadella, and both olives serving dish. Place the cheese knife on top of mortadella.

Note: Have the remaining cheese mixture in another bowl or dish with double cling wrap in fridge. The untouched cheese dome can be kept in freezer for a month. Do not let it get wet.

The remaining biscuits, cherries, grapes, apricots, both olives and more mortadella set aside to refill the board. You might want to add your own choice of cheese platter. Be creative add colours to your entrée and healthy fruits.