North African Spiced Roast chicken with Garlic potatoes


  This dish is a one pot wonder. Fragrantly and mildly spiced chicken cooked with the potatoes in stock producing a wonderful garlic and lemon sauce flavoured  with cinnamon and star anise. And what’s more you only have one pot to wash up!  Perfect for a lazy Sunday with friends or family.  Ingredients  1.4kg approx chicken … Continue reading

Berkoukes bel djedj (chicken with giant couscous)


I started my blog to explore not only Algerian flavours but also to experiment with more fish dishes as I cannot easily get quality halal meat. Well that’s changed! Ocado have started stocking amazing halal meat by a Haloodies, (halal for foodies). You can also find them in Harrods foodhall but I’m not one to … Continue reading

Chicken casserole with spring vegetables


I know it’s not spring but I fancied a light warming casserole. I was inspired by a recipe on the Waitrose website to use spring vegetables but the reviewers of the recipe were not too kind. It was described as bland so I tweaked the ingredients and the cooking method. My husband loved it so … Continue reading

Chtit’ha Djedj (Algerian Chicken in Sauce)


This Algerian dish is perfect for Iftar, offering oodles of taste and plenty of healthy carb’s and protein to norish and up the energy levels. Serve with a good bread to mop up the delicious juices. I have altered the recipe slightly using Harissa instead of Paprika to give a little extra kink. To make … Continue reading