Ingredient Archives: Mint

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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light baked pasta

Baked Pasta —A light version with Yoghurt, Squash, Kale and Feta

This week I have visitors and so I wanted to start with a dish that I think is a perfect meal to greet people (not so) fresh off a long transatlantic flight. Feeding people who have just arrived after a long journey is a tricky affair. You want to welcome them into your home with […]

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baked eggplant

Baked Eggplant with Tomatoes, Chillies, Mozzarella and Mint

Baked eggplant might sound at first blush like a depressingly bland affair. But once you have tried this wonderful marriage of succulent pillowy soft eggplant with sharp tomatoes; spicy heat playing off cooling mint and calming mozzarella I think you will change your mind. The simplicity of the making the dish belies the complexity of […]

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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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pasta salad

Pasta Salad with Fried Vegetables and Plenty of Herbs

This pasta salad is just slipping under the wire as a summer dish. I know that technically it’s not summer anymore but don’t let that deter you. The beauty of this meal is that it can be made ahead of time, and can use up any surplus vegetables and herbs you might have bought or […]

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watermelon haloumi and tomatillo salad

Watermelon, Halloumi and Tomatillo Salad

After the excesses of yesterday’s rich, in-your-face steak I want to bring you something lighter and altogether more cleansing. It’s a sneaky little salad made using Watermelon, Halloumi Cheese and charred Tomatillos: simple, fast and a really fun and interesting mix of flavours.

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perilla leaves stuffed with beef and mint

Perilla Leaves Stuffed With Beef and Mint

I picked up a stack of Perilla Leaves from Lani’s Farm without too much idea what I was going to do with them. These beautiful, heart-shaped leaves with jagged edges are the size of a small palm and have a really nice fresh flavour that has hints of mint, apples and even that clove-aniseed flavour […]

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Monkfish with Mango Tabbouleh

Monkfish with Mango and Plum Tabbouleh

I’m probably getting as tired of writing about hot humid weather as you are reading it. But our environment drives our moods for what we eat and how we cook more than we give credit for. This monkfish dish is designed for hot weather: no more than about 4 minutes of heat (or you can […]

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greek salad

Greek Salad with Paximadi

Another 90º day here and I refuse to add any heat to the house. I woke up this morning with an urge to make the best Greek Salad I could muster. Little did I know this would lead me on a six train (as opposed to the number six train) odyssey.

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