Lamb patties with sizzled onions and a creamy feta dressing is just the ticket for a spring al fresco feast… that is somehow also fitting for a late autumn (fall) indoor dinner too. Why keep all the good stuff until summer!
These are seriously so good that I swear they’ll beat any kebab and falafel combo that a 1am service, or any other time, can offer you.
You know these are going to taste spectacular … so get on to them!
You won’t need to whistle in the the troops for this dish – they’ll smell it and come running.
This is so simple it hardly calls for a recipe. Peel and slice juicy oranges, top with sliced vine tomatoes, sprinkle with small mint leaves and finely sliced green chilli, sprinkle with flaky sea salt, grind over black pepper and drizzle with a fruity extra virgin olive oil. Done! A striking, sweet and zingy salad […]
Baked pasta – it tastes as good as it looks.
This is a stalwart of the Italian kitchen – spectacular on pasta, fab to layer with vegetables like eggplant and zucchini, and great with polenta or to jazz up bruschetta …
Echoes of the Greek dish moussaka are correctly heard here, both in the name and the feel of the dish
I’m not sure when I first made these – but at least 40 years ago. To say they achieved cult status is an understatement.
Who said you can’t have crumble for breakfast? Not in my house! Oats, cornflakes and fruit sounds good to me.
Exotic cardamoms, pistachio nuts and pomegranate seeds with roasted lamb rack is as good to eat as it sounds.
Here’s the ‘died and gone to Heaven’ version of pork patties. Live dangerously and just make them!
Like eggplant but unsure how to make them sing? Try this easy method.
This is a revolutionary way of flavouring yoghurt. Add smoked paprika flakes or ground cumin, or make a sweet version with ground cinnamon and mixed spice. Or for another take, scatter with chopped herbs. See Lentils & Cavolo Nero with Spiced Yoghurt for a serving idea.
Fab combo – lentils, cavolo nero & spiced yoghurt – with nuts and seeds, oh, and add a fried egg!
I just love the way the chicken sort of collapses when it is ready, falling off the bones into tender morsels.
Authentic porcini and meat ragu … it can be softened with a swirl of cream for the faint-hearted.
Golden crunch – who can resist that?
Perfect as a starter, or perfect with panfried fish for a main course.
The Sultan Swings in this combo!
Crusty and golden – slow-cooked lamb is even better second time round.
Pears and pistachios make such a lovely combination I don’t know why I hadn’t thought of it earlier. If it’s summer where you are, try the salad with juicy, but not squishy, peaches.
The picture doesn’t lie – this is scrumptious!
Coconutty spicy prawns – what’s not to like!
Special times call for special dishes … this dish fits the bill.
Sometimes all you want is a ‘big monty’ breakfast or brunch. Make this the base and add eggs, fried tomatoes and baby sausages. Mm-mmm.