Salat Mechouia – Grilled Capsicum and Tomato Salad

Salat Mechouia - Grilled Capsicum and Tomato Salad
Slata Mechouia, a Tunisian cooked salad, is frequently seen as an accompaniment at Saturday lunch in the Haviv household. It is a combined effort from Marie and Robert; Robert does the roasting and Marie the chopping.   Salat Mechouia - Grilled Capsicum and Tomato Salad Marie Haviv Print Recipe Pin Recipe Ingredients  3-6 ripe tomatoes2-6 green ...

Roasted Squash and Garlic

Galit loves roasted vegetables of any kind but roasted squash is a special favourite. Roasted Squash and Garlic Steven Thomas Print Recipe Ingredients  1 medium squash chopped into wedges (with skin)18 unpeeled garlic cloves6 sprigs fresh thyme Instructions Combine on baking tray Bake, uncovered, for 30 minutes

Wheat Free Pancakes

Galit was put on a wheat free diet for a couple of weeks. Unfortunately this overlapped with Pancake Day (Shrove Tuesday), so I was forced to invent a wheat free pancake. These were quite successful, although more fragile than the wheat based version. Makes about 8 pancakes. Wheat Free Pancakes Steven Thomas Print Recipe Ingredients  Wet ...

Bread with Antipasti

A friend of mine, Gitit Wainer, did a cooking course and sent through a few recipes. This one is kind of like a pizza pie with antipasti.  Bread with Antipasti Gitit Wainer I learnt a real easy bread recipe and upgraded it. Some of it I baked as is but the rest I filled with ...

Cream of Tomato Soup

I used to make a really thick mixture of tomatoes, onion, and chilli – so chunky it was almost a salsa – called it a soup and ate it with Bread. Galit wasn’t so keen on this, preferring a creamy texture, and the recipe got adapted to cater for her taste. It is a great ...

Pain de Campagne (French Country Bread) 2

Pain de Campagne (French Country Bread)
This is my favourite bread recipe at the moment – a French country style loaf using a sourdough starter. I’ve been making a loaf every Saturday morning for months now. The original version of this recipe is from Treuille and Ferrigno (1998), which is a book I’d thoroughly recommend for those just starting to make ...

Fatoush – Vege, Herb and Bread Salad

Fatoush is an Arab salad which includes stale or toasted pita bread. It is a Syrian and Lebanese speciality. Adding the bread just before serving means it is still crisp when put on the table, although originally the idea was for the bread to soak up the dressing so it was mixed in sooner. Fatoush ...

Savoury Mini-Muffins

We’ve made these a couple of times as a starter. They look and taste great. They also have the advantage that they’re gluten free as they lack wheat. In both recipes the vegetables and eggs provide the bulk. Each recipe makes 12 mini-muffins, which is convenient as mini-muffin trays usually hold 24. If you don’t ...

Carrot Salad

One of many carrot salads that I quite like. Carrot Salad Print Recipe Ingredients  4 carrots julienne style (about 350 grams)3 tablespoons fresh coriander chopped1 tablespoon ground coriander1/2 - 1 lemon juice onlysalt Instructions Mix

Stuffed Mushrooms

Fiona Masters introduced me to stuffed mushrooms a long time ago. She used Cottage Cheese and garlic, with optional Soy Sauce and/or Peanut Butter. Subsequently I went for yellow cheese (cheddar mixed with some parmesan). as it gives more flavour and produces less water. My favourite flavour combination is Tapenade, Dijon Mustard and Fresh Basil.  ...