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 ...

Roast Chicken with Dried Fruit

Based on a nominally Spanish recipe by Anya von Bremzen. The main advantage of this dish is that it, being based on a pre-cooked chicken, can be prepared in 30 min. Roast Chicken with Dried Fruit Print Recipe Ingredients  1 tablespoon olive oil1/2 cup pitted prunes1/2 cup dried apricots1/2 cup pitted dried sour cherries2 tablespoons pine ...

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

Peanut Sauce (Satay Sauce)

I love peanut sauce and use it on meat (Satay), on salads (Gado Gado), and even in sandwiches. I’ve been making it for years, but never quite got the effect I found in authentic Thai, Malaysian or Indonesian restaurants. So I studied several of my south-east Asian cook books and came up with this amalgam ...

Chicken, Garlic, and Mushroom Pie

This is basically Coq au Vin as a pie (although I leave out the bacon). Easy, looks great, and tasty. Takes about one hour to prepare and cook and serves 6-8.   Chicken, Garlic, and Mushroom Pie Coq au Vin as a pie. Print Recipe Ingredients  Ingredients for sauce3 tablespoons olive oil400 grams button mushrooms8-10 baby ...

Chicken and Coriander Casserole

Chicken and coriander and mushrooms. Perfect for Galit.  Chicken and Coriander Casserole Steven Thomas Chicken and rice in the oven. Flavoured with coriander and Shitake mushrooms. Print Recipe Ingredients  8 Shitake mushrooms8 boneless chicken thighs2 cups rice2 onions sliced4 cloves garlic crushed1 tablespoon coriander seeds crushed slightly1 teaspoon turmericsalt and pepper2 tablespoons fish sauce2 3/4 cups ...

Gaeng Panang Gai: Thai Chicken and Peanut Curry

Panang curry is probably my favourite Thai curry. This recipe is with chicken but beef is good too. We tend to add vegetables to all our stove stop dishes – it isn’t authentic, but it is easy. Serve with steamed rice.  Gaeng Panang Gai: Thai Chicken and Peanut Curry Steven Thomas Print Recipe Ingredients  8 dried ...

Chicken Kapitan Curry

Malaysian restaurants are common in Australia and New Zealand and I got a bit of a taste for Kapitan Curry otherwise known as Chicken Kapitan Curry. Kapitan Curry is a Nonya / Straights Chinese dish. This is a dry curry lacks the gravy of the Malaysian Chicken Curry.   Chicken Kapitan Curry Print Recipe Ingredients  Ingredients ...

Lahuhua – Yemenite Pancakes or Sponge Bread 5

Lahuhua - Yemenite Pancakes or Sponge Bread
Lachuchua is a spongy pancake that looks remarkably like an English crumpet, but is a bit more soft and flexible. Traditionally served with soups and stews … and Yemenites like their food hot. This recipe caught my eye when looking at the bread recipes in Ganon and Maiberg (1990). Then when we had a bunch ...