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

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

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