SVELTE KITCHEN: episode 1 Chilli Muse Bites & Arancini Balls


From BBQ appetisers to cocktail canapés, Chili Muse Bites are a fabulous festive hors d’oeuvre 


Click below to watch Svelte Kitchen’s debut episode with Sarah, From Dining With Sarah, and yours truly from StellaMuse preparing Chilli Muse Bites & Arancini Balls!



A raw, bite size canapé with a party of flavours that fuse together beautifully



1 cucumber sliced on an angle

(Alternatively you can use field mushrooms with the bottom removed and fill them with the Chilli Salsa – you can even bake them or grill them slightly on the BBQ!)


Chilli Salsa Top

1 medium red chilli, chopped finely

1 large tomato

½ cup of parsley

½ cup of basil

1 pinch Himalayan salt

2 tbs spoons of olive oil or grape seed oil

½ lemon, squeezed

1 clove of garlic, chopped finely

6 crushed walnuts


Svelte Kitchen



Slice your cucumber on an angle to give you the largest pieces possible.

Combine all food ingredients in a large mixing bowl, add the olive oil last and mix some more.

Spoon onto the cucumber slices / or fill the mushroom.

Garnish with grated lemon rind.




StellaTip: If you are opting for grilled or baked field mushrooms you may like to make an entrée of the Chilli Muse Bites.

Et voila! A delicious, nourishing canapé for the festive season.




Enjoy a Svelte Festive season with this recipe and pop over to Dining With Sarah for some other fabulously festive treats to whip up over the holidays!


With Love, S*M


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  1. Svelte: meaning slender or graceful in figure … living from the kitchen and beyond! Today we make ‘Chilli Muse Bites’ & ‘Arancini Balls’; both Sveltified for a healthy festive season! Click here to view

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