Teriyaki aubergine skewers

Teriyaki – full of umami and lip smackingly good! I nearly used tofu, but aubergine won in the end, partly because the triangles on the skewers look so pretty. It is essential that the aubergine is thoroughly cooked to give that slightly burnt on the outside, but slippery silky centre that only a good aubergine…

Moroccan Spiced Chickpea and Aubergine Salad

Spring has sprung! Time to dust off some salad recipes and replace the comfort foods with more fresh vibrancy. When my mother in law went to Morocco last year she bought us back heaps of spices which need using up. They came freshly ground straight from the souq – wonderful, but are losing potency by…

Jamaican spiced jerk Aubergine Skewers

July has started with blazing sunshine. It’s quite a relief after months of cold, wet weather. We certainly needed some rays and heat. And what better food to eat when it’s hot and sunny than spicy Caribbean food? Spice and sunshine take me away to turquoise seas and dusty streets. I can’t claim any authenticity, this…

Baba Ghanoush

I was looking for a hummus replacement for little S who is allergic to sesame. I’ve tried tahini-free hummus but it never seems to work (if anyone has a recipe that’s worth trying, please let me know!). I’ve also got a great bean dip recipe but it isn’t quite Mediterranean enough to fill the hummus…