Tag: Garlic

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 […]

Super-Quick Hummus Pasta

Super-Quick Hummus Pasta

A really quick full flavoured pasta dish based on the middle eastern dip Hummus. We decided to save money a while back by not buying food for weekend lunches. It’s so easy to just grab a pasty or sandwich in town or on the way […]

Classic Spanish Potato Omelette

Classic Spanish Potato Omelette

Sometimes it’s not making a quick, or easy meal that’s the problem – it’ s making one that’s both easy, and interesting. It’s so tempting to rely on the same stand-bys and to always use the same flavours. To me, working out the combination of […]

Really Quick Garlic Mushroom Pasta

Really Quick Garlic Mushroom Pasta

This was wooden-spoon-lickingly good, and ready in no time at all.  Don’t get fresh herbs specially – and tinned mushrooms or frozen peas or peppers would also make a good meal. Use whatever cheese you have. Every so often, a celebrity chef claims that fresh […]

Butternut Squash and Bacon Pasta

Butternut Squash and Bacon Pasta

Sometimes in the middle of the month I abandon trying to dream up something quick, healthy and cheap for every weeknight, and fall back on some student tactics.  So it was that last Friday I came home with a big bag of root vegetables and […]

Guest Post- Cream of Roast Aubergine Soup

Guest Post- Cream of Roast Aubergine Soup

Today, I have a guest post for you continuing the Tahini series.  Thanks to Karolina from Senses in the Kitchen for sharing a scrummy-looking soup. I can’t wait to try it: This soup is not the best looking one, but very, very tasty. The basic […]

How to Make Houmous

How to Make Houmous

Houmous is a wonderful concoction.  It’s a beautiful paupers’ sandwich filling, and an elegant starter;  a glimpse of the exotic in the kitchen, and really easy to create. One of the key ingredients in houmous, if made properly, is Tahini, a sesame seed paste.  I […]

Easy Stir-Fry 2: Garlic, Ginger and Chilli

On 29 october, I shared a method for cooking up a satisfying stir fry without a jar of sauce or a complex recipe.   Here is another way to do it, using the ‘holy trinity’ of spices, as Sian calls them in her comment. Cauliflower and […]


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