All Recipes · Side Dishes · Vegetarian

Recipe: Lyonnaise Potatoes, VegFusion Style

We have had the opportunity to host our next-door neighbour recently. Before we invited her, I asked if there was anything she doesn’t like or can’t tolerate. It turns out, she is quite happy to have lots of vegetables but not too keen on cream, cheese or chilli. So, this is the menu I put… Continue reading Recipe: Lyonnaise Potatoes, VegFusion Style

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Kumera & English Spinach Gnocchi from Harvest Vegetarian

Kumera & English Spinach Gnocchi from Harvest Vegetarian Cookbook is an incredibly time consuming recipe but it’s worth the effort. The recipe below yields quite a bit of gnocchi but don’t fret because gnocchi freezes well. Just lightly dust them with flour and freeze them in a bag. If you don’t have time or energy… Continue reading Kumera & English Spinach Gnocchi from Harvest Vegetarian

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Creamy Cauliflower Salad with Lemon Thyme

I have been growing some of my herbs in our outdoor area for some time. Some of them have been successful, some died and replaced and even the replacements died. It’s a process I’m learning and in the end, all this will translate into a mini eBook (hopefully) for you guys to download. I will… Continue reading Creamy Cauliflower Salad with Lemon Thyme

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Faux-prawns in a Coconut Cream Sauce

Yesterday, I was tidying up my Indian recipes on my computer. All of a sudden it occurred to me that I haven’t done much Indian cooking recently. I was especially missing my Aloo Matar (potatoes and peas) and it seemed like I may have cooked it a million and a half years ago. I quickly… Continue reading Faux-prawns in a Coconut Cream Sauce

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Recipe: Aloo Matar (Potatoes and Peas)

Aloo Matar (Potatoes with Peas) is one of my favourite vegetarian Indian dishes of all time. Partly because it was the first Indian dish I ever learnt to cook. Aloo means potato and matar means peas, by the way. It is a dry style Indian dish which can be added to other dishes like a… Continue reading Recipe: Aloo Matar (Potatoes and Peas)

All Recipes · Mediterranean · Salads

Jazar Bil Kamoun Wal Toum (Moroccan Carrot Salad)

I hope you guys all had a wonderful Christmas. Ours was fun and it lasted (the fun bit) until we were finally exhausted. Exhausted from eating and drinking but that’s what you do at this time of the year, right? As promised… this is the salad we had for Christmas as a side to the… Continue reading Jazar Bil Kamoun Wal Toum (Moroccan Carrot Salad)

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Broad Bean Salad with Fresh Dill and Feta

I have to juggle a lot of things recently. To be precise, since NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) has started. During November, writers from around the world sign up for this event and write at least 50,000 words in 30 days. I participated it last year—it was my first time. This year, I’m participating again.… Continue reading Broad Bean Salad with Fresh Dill and Feta

All Recipes · Appetizer/Starter · Cuisine · Turkish

Çılbır or Turkish Poached Eggs with Garlic Yoghurt and Burnt Butter Dressing

Turkish Poached Eggs with Garlic Yoghurt and Burnt Butter Dressing or Çılbır Traditionally, Çılbır (pronounced “chilber”) is a starter. It is the harmony of simple ingredients like poached eggs, garlic yoghurt, butter, ground sweet paprika and dried mint. My husband thinks the garlic yoghurt in Çılbır takes away the heaviness of egg yolks. For me,… Continue reading Çılbır or Turkish Poached Eggs with Garlic Yoghurt and Burnt Butter Dressing

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Na’ama’s Fattoush recipe from Jerusalem

This is a fabulous fattoush recipe from a fabulous book: Jerusalem by Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi. I own a signed copy of it –signed by both authors. It is a beautiful book with a cloth cover and full of childhood memories around food, tradition, history and the city itself. My fascination with Jewish food… Continue reading Na’ama’s Fattoush recipe from Jerusalem

Main Dishes

Fettuccine in Creamy Prawn and Bacon Sauce (all vegetarian)

Fettuccine in Creamy Prawn and Bacon Sauce Every week, we have one pasta dish for dinner. Supermarket bought ready to go, pop-out-of-the-jar style pasta sauces can be very practical. I use Arabiatta, Bolognese (by adding vegetarian mince to it), there is Napolitana and an olive variety as well. They are all tomato based as you… Continue reading Fettuccine in Creamy Prawn and Bacon Sauce (all vegetarian)