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roast vegetable and ricotta tart

Roast Vegetable and Ricotta Tart

Roast vegetable and ricotta tart could almost fall into the quiche category, but the addition of ricotta in the egg mixture saves it from being too eggy and therefore not quite a quiche. Not being the biggest fan of eggs, to my mind its…

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February 4, 2017
pasta with tomato sauce

Tomato Pasta

Pasta with tomato sauce is a staple. It’s one of those things everyone should know how to make because it’s quick, simple and uses 5 ingredients (6 if you count the parmesan cheese you need for serving). It takes as long to make as boiling a pot…

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January 21, 2017
Lamb koftas

Lamb Koftas, Tabouleh, Baba Ganoush and Hummus

This is a  feast that takes about an hour to prepare but it is well worth the effort. It’s perfect for when you want nibbly kind of food, rather than something heavy. You can take a sample of each of the offerings, or buy some…

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December 17, 2016
kipfler potato, lentil and feta salad

Kipfler potato, lentil and feta salad

Potato salad comes in all shapes and sizes. Back in the day I made a classic potato salad: steamed potatoes, and gently fried sliced mushrooms, red onion and garlic. If you were luck you’d get some crunchy bacon bits thrown in too. The dressing was mayonnaise with…

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December 3, 2016

Freekeh, feta and tomato salad

With the impending onset of summer, salads are once again set to grace the table on a regular basis. What’s great about a salad is you can throw it together in an instant, and that’s extremely important when the mere thought of cooking in hot weather…

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November 19, 2016
zucchini fritters

Zucchini (Courgette), Feta and Ricotta Fritters

Zucchini has never been a vegetable of choice for me. I find them a little on the dull side when it comes to flavour and they have the tendency to become soft and mooshy relatively quickly. My lack of excitement for the humble zucchini sees…

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November 5, 2016


Hummus is a great snack that is easy to whip up. Throw everything in a food processor and you’re done. The tip to making a great hummus is taste testing, and adjusting the flavours as you go, so it ends up just the way…

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October 26, 2016
Caponata with pearl couscous and almonds

Caponata with Pearl Couscous and Almonds

Caponata with pearl couscous and almonds has found is way into the kitchen via October Challenge and trying new things that could loosely fall into the category of ‘good for you’.  We have been making a lot of salads, which is nothing unusual, but…

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October 22, 2016
vegetable curry

Vegetable Curry

Vegetable curry is a great option when you don’t feel like venturing to the shops to buy special ingredients for dinner. Our pantry shelves are always stocked with the spices we need; and there’s alway tins of chickpeas and lentils hanging around to bulk…

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September 10, 2016

Lentil Soup

Lentil soup is wonderful for cool weather. Its hearty and satisfying, and makes great leftovers for the next day, if there is any. It took a while for everyone to warm to this dish. They always loved red lentils, which I use to make dahl,…

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August 20, 2016