Curry risotto

I’m not sure if curry risotto is a socially acceptable concoction, but I just got a craving for it out of the blue one day, and came up with a dish that was more than just passable – it made me giggle with delight. While it sounds totally gross, it’s worthy of being labelled a … Continue reading Curry risotto

Spiced lentil rice

I came up with this dish when I wanted something to accompany Lebanese cauliflower, and didn’t feel like making flatbread. What emerged was a no-less complex recipe, but one that really sets off the slightly bitter moreishness of tahini cauliflower with a burst of fragrant flavour. My spiced lentil rice takes quite a bit of … Continue reading Spiced lentil rice

Vegetable paella

For me, paella has to be Valenciana. Perhaps I’ve been spoilt? I lived in Valencia for a year, and paella is always decent, often really yummy, and occasionally to die for. Paella is Valencia’s signature dish because it tastes like a summer’s day in a seaside town of an abundant food-growing province. But for Valenciana … Continue reading Vegetable paella

Rice n beans

Humble rice and beans, a mainstay of Latino cuisine, and far more tasty than their humbleness suggests…. This healthy, filling dish can be made up of either white or brown rice with any kind of bean, although red beans or black beans are most common. It packs a heart protein punch, and will keep you … Continue reading Rice n beans