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Flatbread, Feta and Sabzi – A Persian Breakfast

Flatbread, Feta and Sabzi – A Persian Breakfast

There really isn’t any method to this meal of flatbread and sabzi (herbs). It’s a case of opening packets, slicing the herbs and salad ingredients, and serving on a plate. This quintessential Persian breakfast is what we ate almost everyday on a recent trip to […]

RECIPE: Eggplant Pilaf w/ Saffron Rice

RECIPE: Eggplant Pilaf w/ Saffron Rice

Eaten throughout the Middle East and into Asia, pilaf is a dish of rice and either meat, fish or vegetables, cooked together in stock or water. It’s exact origins are unclear with variations of the word existing in Turkish (pilav), Hindi (pulao), and Greek (pilafi) […]

LAMB WRAPS – No Cooking Required

LAMB WRAPS – No Cooking Required

I’ve said it before, but one of the easiest way to use up leftovers while keeping the week interesting is to think about how different cuisines use the ingredients you’ve got in the fridge. lamb wraps After having a Greek-style roast lamb for our main […]

CHEAT’S PERFECT POACHED EGGS

CHEAT’S PERFECT POACHED EGGS

One of life’s little pleasures is that moment when you run your knife through the white of perfect poached eggs and glistening yellow lava seeps down through your hot buttered toast. I regularly have poached eggs on toast for supper. Sometimes with avocado or tomato […]

Greek Lamb, Chargrilled over Charcoal w/ Skordalia and Salad

Greek Lamb, Chargrilled over Charcoal w/ Skordalia and Salad

This chargrilled lamb recipe is straight forward Greek cooking – simple ingredients cooked well. Charred crispy lamb over a spit, salads, citrus, olive oil and herbs are integral to the Greek cookbook. It is all about getting the best out of your ingredients and putting […]

How to make leftover chicken into a restaurant quality meal

How to make leftover chicken into a restaurant quality meal

This delicious leftover chicken recipe is testament that you don’t have to spend a fortune or use outrageous ingredients to create a restaurant quality meal.┬áThese simple, subtle flavours make up a lovely summer supper that you’ll want to eat again and again. Sometimes cooking can […]

RECIPE: Sesame Soy Noodles

RECIPE: Sesame Soy Noodles

These sesame-soy noodles will have been eaten by anyone who attended a summer bbq at my parents’ house in the last thirty years. It’s a classic and something I would always help Dad prepare – measuring and pouring the dressing ingredients into a jar, tracing […]

Leftover Bread Recipe: Panzanella Salad

Leftover Bread Recipe: Panzanella Salad

A traditional Mediterranean recipe, panzanella is the only way to eat leftover bread that’s starting to go stale. Originally without tomatoes (they didn’t arrive in Italy until the 16th C), this rustic Italian salad would have been made using bread soaked in vinegar and water […]

Frugal Food Fights Food Waste: Sardines on toast

Frugal Food Fights Food Waste: Sardines on toast

Food waste is a big issue for modern families. Eating simple, self-contained meals is one of the easiest ways to ensure you’re not wasting the food you buy, not wasting your hard earned money, and also not contributing to more food waste being sent to […]

EASY, CHEESY BAKED POTATO W/ WILTED GREENS AND BACON

EASY, CHEESY BAKED POTATO W/ WILTED GREENS AND BACON

Baked potatoes remind me of working in a small town English pub when I was a teenager, when the good old bacon cheese and beans ruled the roost. It seems to me, though, that baked potatoes must be an English thing as I’ve struggled to […]