A month of fasting


Ramadan Mubarak! My kitchen will soon resemble an episode of Masterchef when I attempt to cook a three course meal after work to a deadline that is Iftar (when the fast is broken). My husband adds the commentary “you have 5 minutes remaining”! The traditions of ramadan start weeks before where the house is scrupulously … Continue reading

Algerian lentil soup (Chorba Adas)


After eating stodgy comfort food I’m craving lighter and healthier meals. Soup is the perfect choice, easy after work meals packed with veg and pulses and still warming during a cold January in London. I cook two types of lentil soup, the smooth Egyptian red lentil soup and this Algerian version using green lentils which … Continue reading

Chorba Frik & Borek


This is absolutely my favourite Algerian dish (good thing to as we eat this for virtually every day for a month each year). Chorba Frik served with Borek is commonly eaten during Ramadan after breaking the fast with three dates and fermented milk but i can eat this frequently all year round! Normally Chorba contains … Continue reading