Khubz Arabi (Pita Bread)

Last night was sabich night at our house. Sabich is a fried aubergine (eggplant) sandwich which has its origins in Iraqi Jewish cuisine. While I count us very lucky to live a short-ish drive from an Arab supermarket, I didn’t have time to go there to buy bread and…

Mujadarrah

Colorado has decided that in May it is still actually winter (it snowed yesterday), and thus instead of summery salads and grilled things I’m making comfort food (that is to say, delicious carbs). Mujadarrah is a basic ‘peasant’ dish of rice and lentils, and is traditionally topped with caramelised…

Syrian Almond Macaroons

My husband and I attended an Easter gathering at a friend’s house, which happened to fall during Passover. I brought these kosher for Passover macaroons (mostly for me, so I’d have something for dessert) but also in case anyone else happened to be sensitive to gluten or dairy (as…

Lebanese Talami Bread

Lebanese talami bread could be described as a Middle Eastern focaccia. It’s perfect paired with soup, sliced for sandwiches, or simply dipped in olive oil and za’atar. The dough is not your typical bread dough, however – it is much softer / wetter than a typical bread dough, and…

Indian Aubergine with Harissa Glaze

Aubergine (or eggplant) is one of my absolute favourite vegetables. Typically when I put out an aubergine dish for mezze it’s sliced into rather large rounds. These Indian (or baby) aubergines are quick to roast, easy to eat, and of course make a beautiful presentation on the plate.

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Chai Spice Pound Cake

My daughter’s teacher is celebrating her birthday today and her favourite drink is a vanilla chai – so C and I decided to make her a chai-infused cake to celebrate. I’m a bit of a spice hoarder, so we already had everything we needed to make our own chai…

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