Sushi – Simpler Than It Might Seem

Sushi is rice with vinegar – and usually something tasty as well. I’ve tried it a few times and found it quite simple really. Galit doesn’t like sea food and likes the seaweed rolls (i.e. sushi in a seaweed wrapping) so that’s what I make. I’ve based the proportions on a 500 gram packet of ...

Brazilian Black Beans

Brazilian standard from Marina Gomes. Traditional black beans include some form of meat, but you can omit this. Tasty. Serve with rice. Brazilian Black Beans Marina Gomes Print Recipe Ingredients  Black beansBay leafOnionGarlic[Optional] Bacon salami, meatSaltOil Instructions Soak beans overnightAdd bay leaf to beans and cook in lots of water until beans are softCook onion, garlic, meat, ...

Beans Fried In Cheese

Interesting combination of cheese and beans. Serve with Spaghetti alla Putanesca.   Beans Fried In Cheese Wendy Evans Print Recipe Ingredients  Fresh/Frozen beans1 tablespoon olive oil3 tablespoons grated cheese Instructions Cook beans quickly, stop while still crunchyMelt oil and cheese in panTurn up heat and throw in beansStir franticallyThrow out of pan after 3 minutes

Afghani Rice

As with all my Afghani recipes, this one came from Roqiah. Always served with vegetables, often potatoes. Afghani Rice Roqiah Akrami Print Recipe Ingredients  1 to mato crushed1 teaspoon sugar1/4 cup water5 cups water1 teaspoon salt1 cup rice Instructions Fry tomato and sugar in oil until brownAdd 1/4 cup water to tomato mixture (first cool pot in ...

Baklava

Mmmmmm. Little sweet middle eastern pastries. Perfect with black coffee. Baklava Steven Thomas Print Recipe Ingredients  800 g filo pastry1 3/4 cups 350 g melted butter or margarine6 cups 750 g nuts (almonds or walnuts or pecans), chopped2.5 cups 500 g sugar2 tablespoons rose water1 teaspoon lemon juice Instructions Layer pastry sheets with butter or margarine between ...

Thai Pumpkin Soup

A delicious variation on Pumpkin Soup from a one time flatmate of mine called Ange. Yum. Thai Pumpkin Soup Ange Print Recipe Ingredients  1 tablespoon oil2 cloves garlic crushed1 large onion chopped1 teaspoon sambal oelek or 2 fresh chillies2 tablespoons lemon grass chopped1 kg pumpkin in 1.5 cm cubes3 1/2 cups water1 teaspoon chicken stock powder1 ...

Sun Dried Tomato Sauce

Sun Dried Tomato Sauce Print Recipe Ingredients  2 tablespoons sun dried tomatoes chopped1 tablespoon olive oil1/2 lemon juice only Instructions Blend

Tarte Tatin (French Apple Tart)

Tarte Tatin (French Apple Tart)
Imagine going out to the pub and when you get home your new flatmate had left an exquisite homemade French apple pastry for you to sample. This was my introduction to Bernard’s cooking and to Tarte Tatin. Yum. I tweaked Bernard’s recipe a bit to cope with my 28 cm Tarte Tatin pan and with ...

Cheese Enchiladas

This is a variation of a recipe I’ve been using for years. The result is tasty, simple and looks good. Although enchiladas are meant to be made with tortillas I usually use crepes. The filling and sauce can all be made before hand; just leave the assembly to the last moment. The quantities given below ...

Feta Quiche

Good for a heavy main. Accompany with fresh salad. Note, it doesn’t require salt because of the Feta. Feta Quiche Print Recipe Ingredients  Ingredients for base2 cups self-raising flour175 grams salted butterIngredients for filling250 grams Feta cheese170 ml Sour Cream small container250 grams Cottage Cheese2 eggsOther ingredientsup to 250 grams of tasty cheddar cheese or Parmesan ...