Cajun Spice Mix

This spice mix is used to flavour both Cajun and Creole dishes, e.g. Gumbo. The recipe makes about 1 cup. Cajun Spice Mix Print Recipe Ingredients  1/2 cup paprika1/4 cup black pepperAt least 1 1/2 tablespoons cayenne pepper2 tablespoons garlic powder or garlic salt2 tablespoons onion powder or onion salt[Optional] 2 teaspoons dried thyme[Optional] 1/2 teaspoon ...

Majadrah – Lentils, Rice and Onions

Back in the late eighties I was living in North Sydney. Most days I’d go down to the local Lebanese takeaway booth and buy a felafel roll. Very yum it was too. Not surprisingly after a couple of years of this I became friendly with the owner. One day, instead of my normal felafel roll, ...

Quick Musakhkhan: Chicken with Bread

Musakhkhan is a slow cooked Palestinian dish featuring Sumac and onions. This is a quick version of Musakhkhan. It doesn’t result in the tender chicken of the original, but it is tasty. Quick Musakhkhan: Chicken with Bread Print Recipe Ingredients  1/3 cup olive oil2 big onions sliced2 cloves garlic chopped500 grams chicken breast cut into cubes ...

Mustard Cream Sauce

I first made Mustard Sauce with Chicken but this sauce is also good with steak. This recipe will make enough sauce for about four people.   Mustard Cream Sauce Steven Thomas Print Recipe Ingredients  2 T oil1 small onion chopped1 tablespoon mustard hot2 tablespoons mustard with seeds1 cup white wine or half and half water and ...

Blueberry Daiquiri

The main ingredients of a daiquiri is rum and lime juice. This one is a favourite of Fiona Masters. Blueberry Daiquiri Fiona Masters Delicious rum and lime juice drink with a "Blue" flavour. Print Recipe Ingredients  Ingredients for Sugar Water1 cup sugar1 cup waterIngredients for the daiquiri45 ml White Bacardi30 ml Fresh Lime Juice15 ml Cointreau15 ...

Sofrito – Slow Cooking Meat in Little Oil and Water

Avichay Eisenger took us to a small restaurant in the Ben Yehuda market in Jerusalem that specialises in slow cooked food. I had Sofrito and it was wow. I’ve been trying to master it ever since. Sofrito - Slow Cooking Meat in Little Oil and Water Steven Thomas Sofrito was originally a Spanish style of ...

Baharat Spice Mixture

Baharat is an Arab spice mix. It comes in different combinations depending on the country. You can choose any combination you like but it should mostly contain: fresh ground black pepper paprika ground cumin ground coriander ground cloves The ingredients above should form the bulk of the mixture however Baharat should also contain a little ...

Eti’s Kids Chocolate Cake

Most mums have a chocolate cake to serve up to the kids. This is Eti’s. Eti's Kids Chocolate Cake Eti Wainer-Iluz Print Recipe Ingredients  Ingredients for Cake4 eggs3/4 cup sugar10 tablespoons horrible kids chocolate drink Milo or Shocolit or some such2 cups flour5/8 cup oil3 teaspoons baking powder1 cup waterIngredients for Icing200 grams bitter chocolate100 mls ...

Rachel’s Hobz Malti (Maltese Bread)

I mentioned my interest in Maltese bread to a Maltese colleague of mine. He asked some relatives for recipes and this one came back from a friend of a friend called Rachel – an Anthropologist who spent some time studying the lives of Maltese bread makers. Rachel's Hobz Malti (Maltese Bread) Rachel the Anthropologist I'm ...

Ornit’s Salad Dressing

Ornit has a couple of good dressings based on lemon. The quantities are a bit vague but the taste is good. Ornit’s Salad Dressing Ornit Haviv Print Recipe Ingredients  1 Lemon juice and flesh scoped out with a spoon2 tablespoons of either Mayonnaise or Olive OilSaltWater Instructions Mix NotesThe Mayonnaise option should be the consistency of Tahina.