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
Aaaaahhhh, risotto 🙂 Creamy, dreamy and delicious – you can dress it up or down, and make it as simple and subtle or as complex and elegant as you like. I like mine to be a bit on the fancy-pants side, hence the caramelised onions and oyster mushrooms, yes perleeez!! 😛 Here’s how to knock … Continue reading Pumpkin & oyster mushroom risotto with 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
Who doesn’t love daal? That winter warmer, that potluck classic, that simple-to-make yet complex palette of flavours – it’s the comfort dish that’ll put a sunny smile on the saddest of faces. Daal deserves so much more lovin’ than most people give it, so my recipe is packed full of complex flavours and textures whose … Continue reading Coconut vegetable daal
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