Category Archives: Middle Eastern

Roasted Aubergine with Chermoula and Couscous Salad

This dish is the ultimate side-dish for any meal with Mediterranean vibe. It practically screams “serve me with fish!”. I also think this works wonderfully as a lunch; the meaty and spicy aubergine, the fresh salad and cool yogurt work … Continue reading

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Roasted Saffron Cauliflower

Now that I have Plenty More, Ottolenghi’s newest masterpiece, I’ve found myself getting reacquainted with Plenty, the equally inspiring prequel to this Vegetarian Bible.  I’m always intrigued by the array of other ingredients Ottolenghi uses to compliment the cauliflower. I’m fixated on roasted … Continue reading

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Aubergine with Black Garlic and Herbs

Here’s a recipe from Ottolenghi’s new cookbook Plenty More. It’s exquisite. Don’t get intimidated by the ingredients list. Just go with it. Trust me.   As usual, the recipe is modified to be a bit easier and not so detail … Continue reading

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Roasted Cauliflower, Parsley and Hazelnut Salad

  After discovering this salad, you most likely will not want to eat anything else ever again. It’s the most perfect array of flavours and textures. The ingredients might seem like unlikely combinations but after trying this you’ll never look back. … Continue reading

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Lebanese Potato Salad

  Another one of many gorgeous recipes from my Lebanese Kitchen cookbook. I would have better photos if my husband hadn’t been hounding me to sit down and start eating… This is a fabulous spring recipe and includes a salad … Continue reading

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Grilled Halloumi and Avocado Flatbreads

  I’m so obsessed with The Lebanese Kitchen cookbook, an amazingly thoughtful 30th birthday present from my friends. Currently, the cookbook goes everywhere with me, even though it’s 508 pages long and heavy like a brick. It’s the closest thing … Continue reading

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Butternut Squash with Tahini and Za’atar

  This is one of the most gorgeous dishes I’ve ever cooked: shit got serious when I whipped out a literal silver platter. Not only was it beautiful to serve but so delicious to taste, easy to make and different … Continue reading

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Wild Rice and Roast Chicken SUPER Salad!

Here’s a brand new yummy and healthy recipe that’s been a weekly staple at my house since the beginning of the new year. It’s inspired by a couple recipes in my new Ottolenghi cookbook; I’m also trying to replace white … Continue reading

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It’s time to discover Jerusalem Artichokes

  They’re really not like artichokes at all…They’re more like potatoes, really delicious potatoes with a rich and intriguing flavor. It’s an earthy root vegetable and according to wikipedia it’s a part of the sunflower! Who knew? Here’s a recipe … Continue reading

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In Case You’re Craving Shishtaouk…

The UK definitely beats Canada when it comes to Indian food. “Grabbing a curry” is the most natural and normal thing you can do here and it’s really quite difficult to find yourself at a bad Indian restaurant….they’re all good–or amazing. … Continue reading

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