Seared Peach and Prosciutto Salad

This is a really quick and simple salad, great for a lunch or to be served as part of a wider spread. With peaches in season right now in the UK, it’s a great time to enjoy them, even better with a crisp cold glass of white wine. Seared Peach and Proscuitto Salad (Serves 2…

Mezze – Vegetarian Dishes

Meat-based dishes are great as part of a mezze but veggie dishes can really lighten the richness and also help a little with any spiciness!These next dishes are simple and tasty, and don’t have to be eaten as part of a mezze, the hummus and baba ganoush could be eaten just with flatbread while watching…

Mezze – Meat Dishes

I am sure its obvious from this blog that I do have a thing for middle eastern food and could quite happily live off a diet of hummus and falafel! A few weeks ago during lockdown we cooked ourselves a Mezze Feast featuring some of our favourite dishes. As usual both Nigella and Ottolenghi recipes…

Dishoom’s Chicken Ruby & Black Daal

During lockdown there have been many things I have missed, one of which is my all too regular visits to Dishoom. Whether it be for their Bacon and Egg Naan Rolls (more on that in another post!) or a feast of dishes which usually includes their famous Chicken Ruby and Black Daal. So, I grabbed…

Salted Caramel Laphroaig Ice Cream

After having a lot of left over cream and condensed milk I did some searching on the internet for what to do with them, other than to pour the cream over a pie and eat the condensed milk straight from the tin (a disgusting habit I know!). I came across this recipe on Nigella’s website…

Cheesy Polenta with Tomato Sauce

On my last trip to Italy I went a bit crazy in a local market bringing back lots of delicious food. This included some Truffle Polenta which has laid at the back of the cupboard since then, and was uncovered in a lockdown tidy up. I found this recipe online, and you won’t be surprised…

Boozy Raspberry Ice Cream Cake

A quick and easy dessert I often turn to is Nigella’s Passion Fruit Ice Cream Cake, a few ingredients, quick to make and a delicious after dinner treat. I decided to take her basic recipe and use it to make a Raspberry version, given the abundance of raspberries I had and also a cheeky bottle…

Lamb Shawarma

Another great Middle Eastern dish I like to make (and by Ottolenghi of course!) is this wonderful Lamb Shawarma from yet again his book Jerusalem. It is a perfect choice for a Sunday lunch and provides a mountain of tasty, tender lamb to pick at. I’m pretty sure there is often more eaten before the…

Shakshuka

One of my favourite dishes for a weekend brunch is Shakshuka, a deliciously rich and spicy tomato base with eggs softly poached in the sauce, easy to make and good for sharing. I have eaten this dish in a number of Middle Eastern countries over the years, with each region having their own variations, but…

Fluffy Sourdough Pancakes

We are on lockdown and I have got sucked into the trend of making my own sourdough starter, I’m easily lead what can I say! However, I am not a fan of discarding so much starter each time you feed it. I found a Sourdough Starter recipe that does not require you to discard until…