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Persian cranberry rice pilaf

Persian cranberry rice pilaf A delicious side dish to any persian feast PERSIAN CRANBERRY RICE PILAF We had this gorgeous rice as a side dish to our alternative Christmas feast Friendsmas. I have always been hopeless at cooking rice for big groups of people- it nearly always gets all glutinous and stuck together! This is rinsed through … Read more

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Crushed carrots with harissa and pistachios

Crushed carrots with harissa and pistachios Who knew carrots could taste this good?! sweet and sour and spicy- just delicious! CRUSHED CARROTS WITH HARISSA AND PISTACHIOS I can’t claim this recipe unfortunately, it is from the amazing Yotam Ottolenghi, one of my all time favourite chefs- he can really work magic with vegetables! This recipe … Read more

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Pulled Persian chicken

Pulled Persian-style chicken A rich and spicy slow-cooked chicken dish infused with warming spices PULLED PERSIAN-STYLE CHICKEN I cooked this dish as an alternative Christmas dinner for a group of friends, a Persian-style feast! It was inspired by a Persian street food stall that had I visited at a Food Festival. I knew that I … Read more

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Za’atar spice mix

Za’atar spice mix Za’atar is expensive to buy ready blended, and is so easy to do yourself! ZA’ATAR SPICE MIX Za’atar is one of my favourite discoveries in the past 6 months. I was introduced to it by Sabrina Ghaynour in her fabulous book Sirocco which is full of beautiful Middle-Eastern food ideas. Just before Christmas I … Read more

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Butterbean and za’atar dip

Butterbean and za’atar dip A delicious dip, healthy and tasty! BUTTERBEAN AND ZA’ATAR DIP One of my favourite cookbooks of 2016/17 has been Sabrina Ghaynour’s Sirocco, I’ve loved every recipe that I’ve tried, and this one I have made over and over again- pretty much any time we have had anyone over for dinner/snacks and often as … Read more