Exotic Eggplant Casserole

This exotic and flavourful savory dish is a traditional Mesopotamian (Iraqi) favourite and has some wonderful flavour undertones.  The layering makes for a beautiful tasting and looking casserole that will surely be as addictive as it is fascinating to those you serve it too.  Don’t let the ingredients intimidate you, everything is readily available and…

Spicy White Bean Stew With Broccoli

This is an extremely flexible stew can use up much of what you’ve got on hand. It’s vegetarian by nature, but feel free to start the pot with sausage if you’re feeling more carnivorous.  Has a great range of consistencies and flavours that will keep most people guessing but in a good way. Time: 40…

Apple Carrot Cake

I realised I didn’t have many cupcake recipes, I always prefer cakes with the perception that it’s a weightier dessert that feeds more people, I find with cake there is less weight and it’s easier to decorate one cake instead of many little cupcakes.  But this one is an exceptionally simple recipe it would be…

Baked Garlic Tomato Chicken

For those days where you need a warm hug, whether its in the winter or if you’re feeling particularly down – this is the go to dish.  Simple, classic, and more importantly delicious. With easy to find ingredients and simple cooking this is a basic dish that will impress and, despite the cliché, will truly…

Hearty Harira Soup

Don’t let the ingredients overwhelm you, the hard part is chopping but you can do that ahead of time.  Avoid using a food processor for that because it’ll do it too fine and you’ll loose that rustic chunky consistency.  All ingredients are easy to get and the result will be well worth it.  So prep…