Posts Tagged: Middle Eastern inspired

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Baked Pistachio Herb Falafel with Two Sauces

I have been pining after a Tomato, Fennel, Yogurt sauce that I used to make.  It was called Sauce Afghan and it was from my favourite Indian Cookbook Classic Indian Vegetarian and Grain Cooking by Julie Saini.  To make the sauce

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Baked Pistachio Herb Falafel with Two Sauces

I have been pining after a Tomato, Fennel, Yogurt sauce that I used to make.  It was called Sauce Afghan and it was from my favourite Indian Cookbook Classic Indian Vegetarian and Grain Cooking by Julie Saini.  To make the sauce

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Baby Turnip Fairytale- Turnip and Chicken Tagine with Green Olives and Preserved Lemon

I pride myself on loving strong flavours.  I like gamey meat, fishy fish, aged cheese, spice, all things fermented and pickled, bitterness and sourness in my sweetness.  So, I really want to love turnips.  But I just don’t.  I love

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Baby Turnip Fairytale- Turnip and Chicken Tagine with Green Olives and Preserved Lemon

I pride myself on loving strong flavours.  I like gamey meat, fishy fish, aged cheese, spice, all things fermented and pickled, bitterness and sourness in my sweetness.  So, I really want to love turnips.  But I just don’t.  I love

Almond Orange Cake
http://bigsislittledish.wordpress.com/2012/03/30/orange-almond-cakes-for-passover-gluten-free/
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Two Orange Almond Cakes for Passover (gluten-free)

We have been hosting a lot of dinner parties this month.  Last week,  I made two Orange Almond cakes for our guests.  Despite having the same primary flavours, these two cakes were very different from each other.  Clearly, I have

Almond Orange Cake
http://bigsislittledish.wordpress.com/2012/03/30/orange-almond-cakes-for-passover-gluten-free/
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Two Orange Almond Cakes for Passover (gluten-free)

We have been hosting a lot of dinner parties this month.  Last week,  I made two Orange Almond cakes for our guests.  Despite having the same primary flavours, these two cakes were very different from each other.  Clearly, I have

Za'atar Roasted Potatoes and Fennel 
http://bigsislittledish.wordpress.com/2012/03/24/roasted-potatoes-and-fennel-with-zaatar/
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Roasted Potatoes and Fennel with Za’atar

Every year around my birthday I go out for  dinner at one of my favourite restaurants, The Kebab Cafe, in Astoria Queens. I don’t really eat out much, because it interferes with my desires to spend all of my time

Za'atar Roasted Potatoes and Fennel 
http://bigsislittledish.wordpress.com/2012/03/24/roasted-potatoes-and-fennel-with-zaatar/
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Roasted Potatoes and Fennel with Za’atar

Every year around my birthday I go out for  dinner at one of my favourite restaurants, The Kebab Cafe, in Astoria Queens. I don’t really eat out much, because it interferes with my desires to spend all of my time

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Swiss Chard Stems with Tahini

I am quite excited by this swiss chard stem dish.  The recipe is from “Moro, The Cookbook” by Sam & Sam Clark.  I eat a lot of swiss chard.  In the winter the stems are a little bit intense so

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Swiss Chard Stems with Tahini

I am quite excited by this swiss chard stem dish.  The recipe is from “Moro, The Cookbook” by Sam & Sam Clark.  I eat a lot of swiss chard.  In the winter the stems are a little bit intense so

Blood Orange Marmalade with Rosewater and Almonds
http://bigsislittledish.wordpress.com/2012/03/03/labour-of-love-blood-orange-marmalade-with-rosewater-and-almonds/
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Labour of Love Blood Orange Marmalade with Rosewater and Almonds

I don’t usually buy blood oranges.  They are expensive, and aside from being so very pretty, I have never been convinced that they are better than other (cheaper) citrus fruit.   I think that the ones that we get in

Blood Orange Marmalade with Rosewater and Almonds
http://bigsislittledish.wordpress.com/2012/03/03/labour-of-love-blood-orange-marmalade-with-rosewater-and-almonds/
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Labour of Love Blood Orange Marmalade with Rosewater and Almonds

I don’t usually buy blood oranges.  They are expensive, and aside from being so very pretty, I have never been convinced that they are better than other (cheaper) citrus fruit.   I think that the ones that we get in

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At last- Cauliflower with Lemon, Cumin and Sumac

So, I have mentioned before that I am obsessed with the lemony fried cauliflower that I used to order at the Lebanese restaurant down the street from my old apartment in Queens, NY.  I have finally succeeded in making something

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At last- Cauliflower with Lemon, Cumin and Sumac

So, I have mentioned before that I am obsessed with the lemony fried cauliflower that I used to order at the Lebanese restaurant down the street from my old apartment in Queens, NY.  I have finally succeeded in making something