Morocco and Middle East

Speedy Moroccan Chickpea Stew with Apricots

Speedy Moroccan Chickpea Stew with Apricots

A  vegan Moroccan chickpea stew that’s speedy enough for weeknights, with all the exotic flavour of a tagine. It’s January, and it’s not even doing anything exciting like snowing here in York. The Christmas chocolate is running out and your summer holiday is a long […]

Couscous Salad with Feta and Chickpeas

Couscous Salad with Feta and Chickpeas

This couscous salad with feta is an easy to make mouthful of summer. It’s Easter Monday today, and it’s rained so much one of our flower beds has developed a small lake. We can’t complain, though, it’s been snowing in some areas, and we’ve had […]

Slow Cooker Lamb Tagine with Apricots

Slow Cooker Lamb Tagine with Apricots

This slow cooker lamb tagine is the perfect family friendly comfort food. You don’t need a tagine, or a taste for hot and spicy food, to enjoy this Moroccan inspired dish. Leave it to cook in the slow cooker all day and the spices soak […]

Moroccan Chicken Slow Cooker Recipe

Moroccan Chicken Slow Cooker Recipe

Travel the world without leaving your house with this Moroccan chicken slow cooker recipe! Do you like travelling? I travelled a lot with my parents when I was younger and visited Morocco a few times. The beautiful mosques, potent sunshine and the poetic sound of […]

Slow Cooker Lamb Roast with Spices and Minted Yogurt

Slow Cooker Lamb Roast with Spices and Minted Yogurt

This spiced slow cooker lamb roast is the perfect fusion of middle eastern cuisine and a good old British roast. You can serve the meat with roast potatoes or middle eastern sides. Even better, it cooks in the slow cooker with no added liquid and minimal […]

Quick Vegetable Couscous

Quick Vegetable Couscous

Vegetable couscous abounds in the supermarket in lots of flavours – try making your own nutritious version, using up veggies from the fridge. Those packets of instant vegetable couscous are tempting, aren’t they? Here’s my take – a flavourful bowl of couscous full of flavour […]

Chorizo and Roast Pepper Hummus

Chorizo and Roast Pepper Hummus

A yummy twist on roast pepper hummus – so easy to make! I first began experimenting with hummus ingredients as a student when I couldn’t afford tahini. Whilst the traditional middle eastern dip of chickpeas, lemon, garlic and sesame that is hummus has been eaten […]

Lentil and Lamb Stew with Dumplings and Cumin

Lentil and Lamb Stew with Dumplings and Cumin

This lentil and lamb stew with dumplings is the perfect economical winter warmer. Try it with fresh crusty bread. A new twist on Lamb Stew with Dumplings The weather is rainy and  the Vale of York is swathed in Halloween fog. It’s time for lamb […]

Lamb and Aubergine Kebabs with Tahini Dressing

Lamb and Aubergine Kebabs with Tahini Dressing

In my search to make Tahini a regular part of my cooking, rather than just a regular feature of my cupboard, Martin Yarnit of A Taste for Bologna suggested a simple Tahini dressing. He wrote: There’s a simple tahini dressing to go with lamb  kebabs.  […]

Marinated Lamb and Tabbouleh

Marinated Lamb and Tabbouleh

This marinated lamb is nice enough for a special meal, but really easy to make.In my quest to find new uses for that most middle eastern of ingredients, tahini, the opportunity to combine it with that most middle eastern of meats, grilled lamb was irresistible. […]



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