Minty Lemony Baked Courgettes

Boiling, blanching, sauteing vegetables are historically the preferred form of cooking our veggies as the ovens were used more for baking breads and meats. It wasn’t until around the 20th century that the Europeans started baking and roasting vegetables with the meats. But, using a cookie shoot to roast our vegetables is a fairly recent […]

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Oil Free Garlic Hummus

A literal translation of the word ‘Hummus‘ means chickpeas, in Arabic. This is a dish that is central to the middle eastern cuisine and is enjoyed all over the world. The historical origins of hummus, remain a mystery, as what we call hummus today is actually referred to as ‘Hummus bi Tahini’ in Arabic. That […]

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Syrian-style Cabbage Salad

This is a recipe contribution by a dear friend, Christine DuttonĀ from Mediterranean Living, who went through a lot of trouble to find an authentic Syrian recipe that she adapted to North American taste and ingredients so it could be easily made by everyone, specially if someone is looking to welcome a new guest from that […]

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Chickpea Salad with Pomegranates

Masala Chick peas Salad with Pomegranates

Anyone who has been to India Gate for a picnic, well let’s say over 25 years ago before the place got packed with tourists and traffic, would have memories of eating these spicy lemony roasted chick peas that I am talking about here. They were served by street vendors walking in the park, from one […]

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Chipotle Roasted Carrots

Chipotle and Garlic Roast Carrots with brown sugar & honey

Being a Brit at heart, we love our roast potatoes and vegetables. The trend of roasting vegetables seems to be the new fad at the moment, but it is seriously addictive. We always roast our vegetables for our sides, as not only is it one of the easiest things to do but they taste different […]

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