Mumbai spiced cheese toastie

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“Boy, those French! They have a different word for everything.” ― Steve Martin So what’s your excuse, English? I speak the language and the Brits have different words for some things too. On a car the boot is the trunk, … Continue reading

Chicken Tikka Masala

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What’s the most popular take-out food in Britain? I would have guessed that it was fish and chips—because who wants to make that at home?—but I would be wrong. It’s Chinese food, but that’s a recent change. For quite a … Continue reading

Slow-cooked Chicken with a Crisp Corn Crust

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So you have this new cookbook and you’re leafing through and you’re flagging recipes to try. Out of all the recipes to chose from, how do you decide what food to make? Do you play it safe and look for … Continue reading

Gingery Cauliflower Soup

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A few weeks ago while visiting with friends, I tried out a soup recipe for the first time. It was intriguing, as it called for very few ingredients: onion and cauliflower, salt and pepper, olive oil and water. Not chicken … Continue reading

Hummus Dinner Bowls with Spiced Ground Beef and Tomatoes

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Here’s the latest recipe that I made featuring tomatoes. If I don’t take full advantage of their deliciousness during the height of tomato season, I’m sure I would miss them even more than I do during the winter. It’s a … Continue reading

Curried Cauliflower Soup with Coriander Chutney

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It has been a while since I wrote about soup. That ends now! This East Indian-inspired soup is delicious and perfect for this time of year. The earthy flavour of the roasted cauliflower is brightened by the coriander chutney with … Continue reading

Shakshuka

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Another month, another cookbook to try out from the Food52 Cookbook Club. This time, it’s any of the books written by Yotam Ottolenghi. Three of these books are familiar to me… I’ve cooked from Ottolenghi, Plenty and Jerusalem already. And … Continue reading

Homemade Tomato Ketchup

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Why on earth would anyone bother making their own ketchup? That is the question that Jamie Oliver asks in the introduction to the recipe in his lovely book, Jamie At Home. He calls it a ‘treat’ to be able to … Continue reading