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September 17, 2018

Only have carrots in the fridge? Need a salad to go with your meal? **cough** I mean, looking for a tangy and flavourful side salad to accompany that meal? (thinking baked potatoes, Indian food, BBQ, Picnic, tacos, wraps,  that new household staple Tangy Kidney Bean Cu...

September 12, 2018

Now I really genuinely dislike kidney beans. I hate that they're always added to chilli because they're so dry and take me away from enjoying the rest of the dish. In fact, that's why I created the Black Bean Chilli recipe. Black beans are soooo much more delicious!

HO...

June 14, 2018

It's the final Ramadan post! And what a challenge posting a new recipe every single - day for 29 days - has been!

Ma'loubeh is Arabic for "upside-down" and we're going to end this month with upside-down rice because that's how I feel today, a little like my world may be...

June 13, 2018

Kushari is an Egyptian street food and ultimate carby comfort dish. Not many of us out there would put rice, pasta and vermicelli noodles together in one dish, but the Egyptians do it and it's brilliant! The lentils are mildly flavoured but the tomato sauce packs a pun...

June 11, 2018

Fed up of hummus? Never! But there's always room for another dip on the table. this one can even be a bit spicy if you want!

Muhammara is a traditional Middle Eastern dip made from charred red peppers, walnuts and bread crumbs. Throw in some extra yummy flavours like ga...

June 5, 2018

Is it only me who bursts in to a terrible rendition of an even more terrible 90s Another Level song any time they hear the word "freaky' or any word sounding remotely similar? Just me? righto, moving on.

Freekeh is a Middle Eastern grain but is becoming more popular now...

June 3, 2018

Bamieh is a Middle Eastern okra dish with variations to recipe across the families and the lands. Sometimes it has meat but often is vegetarian and is a popular dish among those fasting from meat. The beauty of it is that it can be made with fresh okra and fresh tomato...

May 31, 2018

A dish that I've never been able to devour in spite of how gorgeous and wonderful it looks and smells, is Musakhan, Masakhan, Mosakhan...). Chicken nestled in a pile of fried sumac spiced onions on top of some taboon bread (note that I've again used what I had in the k...

May 28, 2018

Fattoush is such a simple delight. Roughly chop the veggies and drizzle with lemon juice, oil and plenty of sumac. If you haven't heard of sumac it's time to educate yourself on one of the most unexpected of spices. Sumac is a deep red/purple spice with a flavour simil...

May 27, 2018

I'M SO BLOOOOOMIN EXCITED. I'm not sure how many of you are going to understand (until you eat it). My Arab friends will understand though because this is a vegan Molokhia, a very very loved dish in the Middle East.

It's super flippin nutritious but it's often cooked w...

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