Sometimes we need extra smokiness in our foods – making Middle Eastern eggplant purees such as Babaganoush is a perfect example. Traditionally char roasted over coals, that natural smokiness is missing when we char the eggplants over gas flames or in the oven. The difference in these dishes when using smoky eggplant is remarkable. Not…
The secret to pulling a meal together really quickly is to have prepared lots of bibs and bobs beforehand, so that there is always inspiration in the fridge. Toppings for soups, ingredients for salads, pastes and sauces, for stirfries, things to be mixed into batters and doughs, chopped herbs, frozen and dehydrated bits, stocks, juices,…
A simple salad that moderates the tang of raw onion yet keeps its zip. Perfect for BBQs or curries.
These are from my very trusty Middle Eastern Vegetarian Dishes cookbook and are very easy to make.
A simple dish with a lot of punch.
Another recipe in our tomato theme, and this time we turn to the BBQ.
Some more family favourites! Tofu two ways. Amazing, both of the recipes.
This is one of the many recipes to do the rounds of family and friends, still popular after all these years. Quite surprising this little dip. Watch the amount of honey that you put in if you have carrots that are especially sweet.
Greek Haloumi, Kasseri and Kashkaval cheeses are perfect for grilling. And they are gorgeous!