Birthday BBQ Leftovers

Dinner this evening – homemade coleslaw, hummus and tzatziki with a cucumber, tomato, spring onion & herb rice salad in a chilli oil and lime dressing, accompanied by some beef koftas and ciabatta. All washed down with a glass of Malbec 👌🏼🍽🍷

Fresh Pesto

Look at that colour 😍 worth making from scratch for the colour alone, but the fresh, vibrant flavour is also incredible! Will be serving this later as part of our dinner when our friends from Lincoln come to visit us. Saturday morning spent very happily in the kitchen! 👩🏻‍🍳

Middle Eastern Sunday Dinner

Had such a lovely Sunday afternoon listening to the radio with a glass of wine and preparing this meal for my boyfriend and his friend! A perfect Sunday for me.

Roasted Chicken Thighs with Harissa & Chickpeas, Sweet Potato Wedges with Polenta & Sumac, Cumin Roasted Whole Cauliflower with Green Tahini Sauce.

Herby Hummus

I decided to blend Zhoug (green chilli and herb paste) into my usual Hummus recipe for this weekend’s dinner and it worked really well! It brought just a little bit of heat and a lovely zingy flavour to the dip, without losing its hummus identity.

Classic hummus is delicious, but I like that it can also take on such a wide variety of additional ingredients, allowing you to change it up each time depending on the particular cuisine or style of food you are serving with it.

Hummus (Tahini) Fix

This is a great dip to make when you want a hummus (tahini) fix but you are short on time or you don’t have any chickpeas in the cupboard!

Mix tahini with greek yoghurt, olive oil, lemon, garlic, salt, pepper and paprika.

Really good to dip crudités or pitta into, or serve alongside grilled meats.

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Hummus

Arguably the epitome of a meze platter: the one and only Hummus.

I don’t think I know a single person who isn’t a fan of this dip, made from chickpeas, tahini, garlic and lemon with a little cumin, salt and pepper – it’s so simple but so, so good 😍

I love it topped with toasted pine nuts and a sprinkling of paprika, served in any shape or form: with crudités and warm pitta, in a falafel wrap, with lamb koftas… (or actually just eaten on its own with a spoon, peanut butter style – yep, guilty as charged 🙋🏻‍♀️)

Hummus
Hummus with Paprika & Pine Nuts