Thai Red Curry. I wasn’t planning to make this today but at the vegetable shop …

Thai Red Curry. I wasn’t planning to make this today but at the vegetable shop I noticed they had a box of vegetables for £1 which I really couldn’t resist. It was a bit of a mix of stuff, with some I wouldn’t usually get, so I thought this would be a good way to … Read more

A Turkish Breakfast. Recently I’ve been chatting to about Turkish foods and sh…

A Turkish Breakfast. Recently I’ve been chatting to sspetal about Turkish foods and she recommended me a few good Turkish products that are available in shops here. I’ve always got time for a breakfast like this – fresh, tasty and wholesome. In this is: lavash, cucumber, tomatoes, Turkish white cheese, pastirma (Turkish pastrami), boiled eggs, … Read more

Pasta w/ Tomatoes, Capers & Mint I’ve been watching a lot of Rick Stein travel …

Pasta w/ Tomatoes, Capers & Mint I’ve been watching a lot of Rick Stein travel shows recently, mainly the ones where he’s going around the Mediterranean, and this is one recipe I saw on there that I really wanted to make. A very easy, minimal and quick one to make but it honestly has so … Read more

Runny Fried Eggs, Paratha, Marinated Tomatoes and Honey & Mint Tea. A quick (so…

Runny Fried Eggs, Paratha, Marinated Tomatoes and Honey & Mint Tea. A quick (sort of) but fresh and delicious breakfast: a great one on a Saturday morning where I have no plans. I topped the eggs with za’atar and sweet pepper flakes, and the tomatoes are marinated in dried mint, oregano, salt, pepper and a … Read more

Vegetarian Shawarma Plate. I was actually planning to make wraps but my started…

Vegetarian Shawarma Plate. I was actually planning to make wraps but my started breaking so I thought it would be better to serve broken up and topped with the filling – it worked great and something I’ll do more. On this plate is layers of toasted lavash, vegan shawarma (from vivera_uk), chilli sauce, yogurt, quick … Read more

Fridge Pasta. One of them where you’ve got stuff that needs using up and are al…

Fridge Pasta. One of them where you’ve got stuff that needs using up and are also craving pasta. In this one is sucuk (Turkish sausage), peyniri (Turkish white cheese), fresh tomatoes, yellow pepper, scotch bonnet, garlic, parsley, chives and sweet pepper flakes. Slightly random but a great after work special. Listening to: Slum Village – … Read more

Eggs w/ Za’atar, Plum Tomatoes, Sauerkraut, Yogurt w/ Shatta and Sesame Bread. …

Eggs w/ Za’atar, Plum Tomatoes, Sauerkraut, Yogurt w/ Shatta and Sesame Bread. I wanted to make a fresh and crisp Levantine style breakfast plate but I didn’t really have the right things in, so I just had to make do with what I could find in the fridge. 10/10 would do it again. Listening to: … Read more

Lentil Stew w/ Crispy Sausage Topping This is a dish I make a lot, but every ti…

Lentil Stew w/ Crispy Sausage Topping This is a dish I make a lot, but every time is slightly different. I tend to do them with mostly the same technique though: starting by softening my aromatic base (in this one it was leek, celery and carrot), then adding lentils, stock, herbs, greens and tomatoes before … Read more

Seafood Stew and Walnut Sourdough. I was craving a nice but simple fish stew. I…

Seafood Stew and Walnut Sourdough. I was craving a nice but simple fish stew. I can’t lie – I used some frozen seafood which is obviously not the best, but it was still really nice and I think its better being used in a recipe like this rather than when it is more standalone. This … Read more