Charred Tomatoes With Black Lava Salt On Cold Yoghurt

This recipe was inspired by Simple, Ottolenghi’s latest book; except I added my own twist (and subtracted the thyme and oregano since I didn’t have any at hand – yes, one must improvise šŸ˜‰ ). Charred tomatoes on a bed of cold, creamy Greek yoghurt. Finish with a dusting of black lava salt and a…

Buckwheat Pancakes with Figs and Chocolate Tahini

BUCKWHEAT FIG AND TAHINI PANCAKES | Buckwheat, a protein-rich seed, is a perfect substitute for those on gluten-free dietsĀ  After much thought, I finally put my chocolate tahini I purchased from the Machane Yehuda market in Jerusalem to good use. To spoil your loved ones with a luscious breakfast treat, try making these buckwheat pancakes…

Torn bread, tomato, roast lemon salad with sumac and toasted pine nuts

TOSSED BREAD TOMATO SALADĀ  | Sumac, lemon and juicy ripe tomatoes is all it takes in this Middle Eastern salad In this salad, the bread takes centerstage. True that there are many variations of tomato salads but very few involve roasting lemon pieces and bread together. Spruce this up with some citrus-tasting sumac and a…

Fig and Haricot Vert Salad with Date Molasses and Toasted Almonds

LUSCIOUS FIG SALAD WITH HARICOT VERTS | Kid you not, this salad screams vibrant flavours The luxury of a luscious ripe fig is second to none.Ā  A sweet, honeyed taste and a soft (some might say ‘squishy’) texture make fresh figs worth seeking out. Unctuous fruit studded with discernible seeds are a far cry from…

Easy Summer Gazpacho

GAZPACHO ANDALUZ | A bomb of rich nutrients condensed in the form of a refreshing soup that can be readily made in 15 minutes.Ā  Having just returned home from a whirlwind escapade to Spain and the Basque country, I was completely mesmerised by the arresting landscape, architecture, rich culture and history, and of course, the…

Creamy cashew asparagus leek soup with a hint of thyme and lemon

SUPER GREEN GOODNESS | Nutrient-rich and comforting asparagus leek soup bursting with cashew creaminess To spruce up those spring and summer months, I strongly advise making this potent green (detoxing) concoction for the family (or friends). Asparagus, leek, green peas, and spring onion soup infused with the creaminess of roasted cashews and enhanced by a…

Stir-fried Broccoli with Anchovies

BROCCOLI WITH ANCHOVIES | A easy side dish with an umami punch Broccoli with anchovies…who would have thought these two would pair well together. Well, I’m here to tell you that these two complement each other like a married couple and to elevate the pairing, I would suggest a generous toppling of garlic bread crumbs….

Roast ling with salsa verde

Fancy a healthy meal without needing to break a sweat in the kitchen? Roast fish is always easy to make, high in protein and low in fat. Yesterday I invited my colleague over and opted exactly for that, a quick meal with fish as the centerpiece. Seeing I had a fillet of ling in the…

Moroccan Minced Lamb Tajine

Ā MINCE LAMB TAJINE | Fancy a taste of Morocco in the comfort of your own home? If you are short on time, then look no further than this great Middle Eastern dish featuring lamb mince and authentic Moroccan spices that only takes 15 minutes to make. Having caught up with friends a few nights ago…

Michelle’s Linguine Vongole

Ā LINGUINE VONGOLE | My own take of the classic linguine with clams Spaghetti alle vongole, Italian for spaghetti with clams, is a dish that is very popular throughout Italy, especially in Campania. And today, I have devised my own adaptation of this popular dish. This bold and beautiful clam pasta is easy and fast to…