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Tag Archives: Middle Eastern
Eat, Fast and Live Longer. A 5-2 Fast Day Idea Under 200 Calories. Sweet Roasted Carrot Hummus
It’s the tail end of winter, only a few more weeks to go and we’ll be transitioning into spring. A season of fresh new produce – asparagus, broad beans, peas, baby leeks, rhubarb and sweet strawberries. For the moment we’re … Continue reading
Posted in Vegetarian, What I Love to Cook Tagged 5-2 Diet, Carrot, Chickpeas, Dip, Fast Diet, Gluten free, Hummus, Made From Scratch, Middle Eastern, Tahini 5 Comments
Eat, Fast And Live Longer. A 5-2 Fast Day Recipe Idea Under 200 Calories. Hummus With Roasted Red Capsicum
I’ve always adored hummus. On feast days I love to pile it high on baked pita crisps. More recently, with just a few adjustments to the original recipe, it’s been doing double duty as a simple and delicious fast day meal. … Continue reading
Posted in Vegetarian, What I Love to Cook Tagged 5:2 Diet, Capsicum, Chickpeas, Dip, Fast Diet, Garlic, Healthy, Hummus, Lemon, Middle Eastern, Paprika, Tahini 2 Comments
Layers Of Sweetness And Crunch. Pistachio and Walnut Baklava With Lemon and Cardamom.
I’ve always loved baklava. Layers of crisp impossibly light flaky pastry studded with a crunchy spiced nut mixture. Soaked in fragrant sweet syrup. For years satiating my cravings for baklava were easy with a quick trip to a Greek, Turkish … Continue reading
Posted in Baked, Small Bites, Sweet Treats, What I Love to Cook Tagged Autumn, Baking, Baklava, Cardamom, Filo, Lemon, Middle Eastern, Pastry, Pistachio, Walnut 9 Comments
A Summer BBQ. Fattoush Salad with Chermoula Crusted Lamb.
With a big, beautiful bowl of chermoula on hand and a searingly hot afternoon to contend with we enjoyed a late BBQ lunch on Sunday afternoon. The menu? Inspired by the Middle East. A crisp and refreshing fattoush salad paired … Continue reading
Posted in Lamb, Marinades, Pastes and Dressings, Salads, What I Love to Cook Tagged BBQ, Chermoula, Fattoush, Food, Lamb, Middle Eastern, Pita, Salad, Sumac, Summer 1 Comment
Moroccan Pesto. Chermoula with Preserved Lemon
Chermoula. I like to think of it as Moroccan Pesto. Brimming with the bold flavours of the Middle East it certainly packs a vibrant punch. Take some coriander, mint and parsley. Pound together with chilli, garlic, ginger, cumin, paprika, turmeric … Continue reading
Posted in Marinades, Pastes and Dressings, Vegetarian, What I Love to Cook Tagged Chermoula, Food, Gluten free, Herbs, Middle Eastern, Morrocan, Preserved Lemon, Spices, Vegetarian 2 Comments
Bring a Plate. Lemon and Garlic Hummus with Homemade Pita Crisps
Presentation night at our swim club. Casual get together. Bring a plate. It’s late Sunday afternoon and after a jam-packed weekend I want something that is easily transportable and easy to throw together. Hummus and pita crisps. A marriage made … Continue reading
Posted in To Serve with Drinks, Vegetarian, What I Love to Cook Tagged Chickpeas, Dip, Food, Garlic, Hummus, Lemon, Middle Eastern, Paprika, Pita, Recipes, Vegetarian 5 Comments
For Grace. A Taste of the Middle East. Orange and Almond Cake.
We were sitting down to dinner last night when the phone rang. It was Grace with the news that she had just cooked a recipe from one of my first blogs, the Karaage, aka Japanese fried chicken. I cannot tell you the … Continue reading
Posted in Baked, Sweet Treats, What I Love to Cook Tagged Almond, Baking, Cake, Flourless, Food, Gluten free, Lactose free, Middle Eastern, Orange, Recipe 1 Comment