Canned beans… because they’re convenient, right? Well, with a little forward planning, you can sort yourself out with convenient packages of prepared pulses all ready to go in meal-sized portions that suit your needs 😉 Brace yourself for saving lots of money, and substantially reducing the amount of waste packaging your household chews through… Directions: … Continue reading Preparing pulses
Elegant, mellow, and melt-in-the-mouth – this is how you honour an onion! Of course there are lots of other great ways to cook onions, and different methods suit different dishes best… but, caramelised onions are beautifully versatile, and will transform the base of any soup, stew, or pasta dish whose flavour combination responds well to … Continue reading Melt-in-your-mouth caramelised onions
Once you’ve mastered the fine (but actually really simple) art of mincing garlic to a paste, you’ll never go back to the bittiness of chopped garlic unless a recipe specifically calls for a chunky kind of chop 😉 Garlic paste will keep for a week or so in the fridge (in a glass jar) or a few … Continue reading Perfectly smooth garlic paste
A lot of recipes call for peeled, chopped tomatoes, and there’s no good reason why you should resort to canned goods in order to get this ingredient right. And once you know how to do it well, it’ll be easy to integrate into any cooking routine that calls for it, and you’ll never again leave … Continue reading How to peel a tomato!
Crunchy and brown on the outside, soft and green on the inside – that’s how I like my falafel. And they’re surprisingly simple to make, so quit your excuses, and get falafeling! Falafels are great party fare, but I like them best as part of a Middle Eastern feast, with baba ganoush, Lebanese cauliflower, fasolia and tabbouli, … Continue reading Crispy falafels
If you’re a fan of peanuts and bold flavours, then this is a sauce you’re going to want to slather all over anything you can get your hands on. It’s a super-simple sauce that’s packed with complex flavours, so will be sure to impress anyone who didn’t watch you make it! 😛 For me, it’s … Continue reading Spicy peanut dipping sauce
Flatbread is surprisingly easy to make, just a little time-consuming, so you’ll need to make sure you’re prepared well in advance, but you won’t need any special skills to pull this one off 😉 This recipe yields a versatile flatbread that’s great with Middle Eastern or Indian dishes, or just to serve with tasty dips … Continue reading Flatbread