Kale And Pickled Carrot Slaw With Green Tahini

I have about half a dozen fantastic salads I’ve been eating over the summer that have all been on high rotation. There’s barely been a sandwich in sight! And why not? Salads have become the staple that make me happy. They lessen the guilt of chocolate… cheese… and wine… The simpler the salad the better. Like…

Lamb and Chickpea Kofta with Kale and Tahini Salad

As a rule of thumb I will only make kofta with freshly ground lamb mince. For this you will need to visit a respected butcher. The spices to flavour the meat are important. I use Middle Eastern flavours – cinnamon, all spice, and nutmeg. To heighten these spices I add smoked paprika and lemon zest. Now,…

Not quite hummus

  A good dip is essential for any cooks table, be it a barbecue, picnic, actually for any gathering of any kind really. I never buy supermarket dips. I think they’re horrible and expensive and filled with processed stuff. I like to make my own. And when it’s this simple, you should too. I call…

Fried Cauliflower with Hazelnuts and Tahini

Feed me Lebanese food several times a week and I’d be a happy woman. I tend towards the meat-free stuff and go wild for falafels, tabbouleh, baba gahnoush, hommus, and crispy fried cauliflower, yum… crispy fried cauliflower is so good. I remember tasting fried cauliflower for the first time. My mother had taken me out…