Ingredient Archives: Cumin

carrot and chickpea salad

Carrot and Chickpea Salad with Pomegranate Molasses

I know it’s been a while, so I figured it would be a good time to post some new recipes. I’m trying to kickstart myself into action by participating in Elle Luna’s 100 day project. I’m going to try and post a recipe every day for a century of days. In keeping with the project, […]

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Spicy Okra

Spicy Okra with Paneer

Of all the vegetables and produce available at the market, okra is high on the list of those I find troublesome. I have an aversion to that mucous-like slimy texture that seems synonymous with okra. Mountain Yam is another offender I steer well clear of. Fortunately I found this dish for spicy okra which uses […]

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turkish eggplant pilaf

Turkish Eggplant Pilaf of Bulghur Wheat

When you shop at the farmers market for produce you never know what surprises await you. This week I picked up some rather intriguing looking Turkish, or Scarlet Eggplant. About the size of a thumb and either bulbous or a little pointy, they are related to the purple eggplant we know but probably closer in […]

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Cauliflower Steak and Masala

Cauliflower Steak and Masala; Refreshing Zucchini Salad

For tonight’s dinner I had a couple of troublesome vegetables to work with. Some veg, like a sweet pepper, some tender asparagus or a rich creamy eggplant are a delight to work with; needing not much work to develop really interesting flavours. Not so the cauliflower. It’s quite a gentle vegetable and needs some prompting. […]

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lamb sliders with lambsquarters

Lamb Sliders with Lambsquarters; Carrot and Beet Salad

It’s hot today; we’re officially four days into summer and it’s 90℉ in the city (that’s 32℃ for those from the old country). When it gets hot and sweaty like this the last thing I want to do is spend a long time over the stove. I want food that is quick to prepare, flavourful but not […]

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Swiss Chard chickpea and tamarind stew

Swiss Chard, Chickpea and Tamarind Stew

About a month ago I broke my Ottolenghi virginity by trying out a soup of his made with Swiss Chard, lentils and lemons. I had been a little apprehensive about trying it, concerned that the cinnamon in the soup would overpower anything else. But I gave it a shot and since then have been itching […]

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Paneer Tikka

Paneer Tikka — A very quick midweek supper

Us Brits love our Indian food as much as (perhaps more than?) Americans love Mexican food. Unfortunately it’s the sort of thing that puts off the home cook because of extensive lists of ingredients or lengthy cooking times. This quick paneer tikka takes just a few minutes prep in the morning and is ready in […]

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lentil and chard soup

Swiss Chard, Red Lentil and Lemon Soup for Spring

I’ll admit now to being a little apprehensive about making this soup for a few reasons. There’s the use of red lentils; which I associate (unfairly) with bad ’70s vegetarian cookery. There’s the use of cinnamon, which has a tendency to overpower any subtlety of flavours. And then there’s the knowledge that the psychedelic colours […]

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pickled carrots salad with chickpeas and chicken

Pickled Carrots, Spiced Chickpeas, Ginger Chicken

After a couple of carb-loaded meals (pasta and a pie), I think it’s time to redress the balance with a nice clean salad. I’d been inspired by a carrot salad I’d seen over at the ever-delicious 101 Cookbooks, and I wanted to try something along those lines. I decided to compose a salad with three […]

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