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Fried Leeks in Tomato and Arak with Almonds

Arak is an aniseed flavoured alcoholic drink which turns milky white when water is added to it. Commonly called arak in Lebanon and similar in taste to raki in Turkey or ouzo in Greece, which is what I used below. If you have none of these at hand, use pernod or sambuca instead. On a… Continue reading Fried Leeks in Tomato and Arak with Almonds

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Freekah, Feta, Figs and Caramelised Onion Salad

Absolutely delicious salad which can be eaten warm or cold. Freekah differs between brands so use the amount of liquid instructed on the packet. Small portion for a side and a larger portion for a filling main. Looks great too, Ingredients 4 tablespoons of olive oil 2 red onions thinly sliced 250g whole grain green… Continue reading Freekah, Feta, Figs and Caramelised Onion Salad

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Potato salad with tahini dressing

Week 1 of the my 2020 cookbook challenge has come and gone as I’m a little late posting my first recipe #Januaryblues. Anyway, here goes. I’m starting with a pretty easy recipe, Potato salad with tahini dressing, with a little nod  to Veganuary.  The vegan tahini dressing is creamy and tart, the green pepper lends added crunch and… Continue reading Potato salad with tahini dressing

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Harissa Roast Potatoes with Tahini dressing

Harissa paste, a North African spice blend made with variations of chilli peppers being the main ingredient along with other herb and spice combinations. Found in all larger supermarkets, health food shops, Asian stores and speciality food shops it goes really well with the creamy tahini in this dish. The tahini dressing is my own… Continue reading Harissa Roast Potatoes with Tahini dressing

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Pancakes with stewed Rhubarb and Cardamom

Irish rhubarb is in season right now and utterly delicious stewed in orange juice with a hint of cardamom. It’s an excellent topping for pancakes served with thick natural yogurt and some chopped nuts. My pancake recipe is based on the Ballymaloe cookery method and is fool proof. Add more sugar to the fruit while… Continue reading Pancakes with stewed Rhubarb and Cardamom

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Valentine’s chocolate covered shortbread biscuits

These heart shaped chocolate shortbread biscuits take less than 10 minutes to make but taste fantastic. Covered in your favourite chocolate, they make a great Valentine’s present. Taste the love ♥. Makes 10-12. Ingredients: 170g of plain flour 100g of butter 40g of caster sugar 150g of milk chocolate dried edible rose petals (optional)  … Continue reading Valentine’s chocolate covered shortbread biscuits