Tag Archives: Mezze

Berenjenas con miel

There are a few different recipes for berenjenas con miel or aubergines with honey, all of which are pretty good. Some recipes deep fry the aubergines in batter, however, I think the stripped down simple version is best. I first ate this tapas dish in Barcelona and promised myself I would learn how to make […]

Tomato Salsa

Use ripe tomatoes for this. Preferably ones that haven’t been in a fridge. Ingredients 4 ripe tomatoes 3 spring onions 1 handful of chopped coriander Juice of ½ lime 1 thinly sliced green chilli Salt and pepper Method Roughly chop the tomatoes and coriander. Thinly slice the onions and chilli and combine all the ingredients. […]

Mini pear, stilton and honey tarts

These are really easy to make and don’t require many ingredients. The pears will caramelise in the honey while the stilton will provide a lovely tangy aftertaste. I used two different sized round pastry cutters, one smaller than the other. If you don’t have pastry cutters, you could simply improvise with different sized glasses. Ingredients […]

Dairy free mushroom pâté

I recently made this for some friends who came around to our house for pre-drinks and nibbles before heading out for New Year’s celebrations. Since most of our friends are meat-eaters, my husband also bought some cured Italian meat. Suffice to say, these little toasted mushroom pâté morsels were completely devoured before the meat got […]

Beetroot dip

This brightly coloured hummus-like dip will wow your guests. It is incredibly easy to make and very healthy. Ingredients 4 cooked beetroots 1 tsp of creamed horseradish ½ can of chickpeas 1 tbsp tahini paste Salt / pepper Juice of ½ a lemon ½ tsp cumin A sprinkling of sesame seeds (optional) Method Whizz all […]

Biblos

I’ve written about my love of the unassuming high street that makes up St Werburghs before. But haven’t given due credit to my favourite wrap joint which is a little too close to my house for comfort as I’m not very good at resisting its charms. Biblos offers Mediterranean style salads, wraps and mezze dishes […]

A Trip Down Memory Lane at Mangals 2

I recently spent part of my weekend in my old stomping ground of Dalston in East London. A lot has changed – dingy cellar bars have been replaced with trendy celeb spotting joints, and Turkish furniture stores have been transformed into organic cafes. It’s still fun though – with some of the same bonkers characters, […]

Basic Hummus Recipe

We are a nation of hummus lovers – we just can’t get enough of the stuff. According to the consumer research firm Kantar Worldpanel, us Britons get through 12,000 tonnes of hummus a year – that accounts to over £60m. Traditionally, hummus is a middle eastern dish and it has snuck into our national cuisine […]

Souk Kitchen

Souk Kitchen is a prime example of good quality fusion cuisine between North African and Middle Eastern dishes made for Western tastes. The food at this Bristolian restaurant does not seem to traditionally hark from one country, but are lovely adaptations of North African and Middle Eastern dishes to suit UK appetites. Tajines, salads, grills […]

Baba Ghanoush

Baba ghanoush is a middle eastern dip that is popular in the areas around Lebanon, Syria, Palestine, Jordan and Egypt. It is very similar to dip called mutabbal which is also from the same region. It is can be served as part of a mezze plate, or with some pita. Ingredients 1 very large aubergine […]