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Za’atar Egg Salad

Za'atar Egg Salad

Today (September 23rd) is actually Za’atar Day! Za’atar is a spice used throughout the Levant – made from a type of wild thyme, or hyssop. Its official name is ‘origanum syriacum’ and it’s classified as part of the oregano / marjoram family of plants. It grows wild in many places and in late summer and…

Farro & Green Lentil Salad

Farro and Green Lentil Salad

This dish came about because I have been craving mujadarrah, but it is still 100°F (38°C) outside, despite the fact that it’s technically autumn. This salad is a bit of a summery approximation, adding some fresh herbs and onion instead of caramelised ones, and adding plenty of fresh parsley and toasted pine nuts. It’s a…

Mutabbal Shamandar (Beet & Tahini Dip)

Mutabbal Shamandar (Beet & Tahini Dip)

As a kid growing up in the north of England, I remember coming home after school many days and making myself a sandwich consisting of buttered bread, sharp farmhouse cheddar cheese, and sliced roasted beetroot. Beetroot (or beets, as they’re called in America), is one of my favourite root vegetables, and while beet season runs…

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