A simple robust salad


If your looking for a hearty full of flavour salad look no further…. I have played with the idea of a tricolour salad but roasted the tomatoes to bring out the sweetness and making it a cross between crostini and a tricolour turning it from a starter to a main course. Served with toasted ciabatta … Continue reading

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

Seafood and fennel salad with tortilla


In my last post I explained how I was going to experiment with salads for Iftar. Well in preparation I tried to make a seafood salad inspired by the salads we had recently in Zanzibar at the amazing Hideaway of Nungwi hotel. Seriously if you like seafood this is the place to go to. Credit … 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

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