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Bowl of risotto with sautéed mushrooms on top

Exotic Mushroom Risotto

If you’re looking for a bowl of comfort that you can whip up in under and hour, look no further than our Exotic Mushroom Risotto. We love a risotto in this house, and mushrooms are one of our go-to ingredients. Mushrooms are a rich, low-calorie source of fibre, protein and antioxidants. They are a good …

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South Indian Chicken Curry with rice

South Indian Chicken Curry

This South Indian Chicken Curry is warming, comforting and packed with flavour. It is streets ahead of anything you can make with a pre-mixed spice blend or store-bought curry paste. If you’ve never made your own curry from scratch, this recipe is a great place to start. Don’t be put off by the long ingredient …

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chicken sage meatballs with creamy risoni

Chicken Sage Meatballs with Creamy Risoni

These chicken sage meatballs are pure comfort food. They’re packed with herby goodness and served over creamy parmesan risoni. Risoni is called orzo in every country except Australia! It is exactly the same thing — small, rice-shaped pieces of dry pasta. Why You’ll Love Chicken Sage Meatballs As the days get shorter and the evenings …

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Turkey and zucchini patties with tahini yoghurt sauce and sumac

Turkey and Zucchini Patties

These Turkey and Zucchini Patties are tender, juicy and full of flavour. They make a healthy and easy to prepare midweek meal. Double the ingredient quantities and freeze half after step 3. You’ll have a healthy meal only minutes away. How to Serve Turkey and Zucchini Patties These patties are so tasty and versatile you’ll …

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Rainbow fritters on a blue and white plate

Rainbow Fritters

Start your day with these healthy, colourful vegetable rainbow fritters. They are as delicious as they are pretty, and so easy to make. By swapping the flour for besan (chickpea) flour or other gluten free flour, they can be made gluten-free. We have even made these using egg substitute instead of real eggs, and they …

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Lamb kofta with pistachios with tahini yoghurt sauce

Lamb Kofta with Pistachios

Lamb Kofta with Pistachios is a fresh take on the more traditional kofta recipes that use pine nuts.  Like most middle-eastern dishes, koftas pack a complex flavour punch. Ours is no exception! We’ve developed a unique spice blend including cumin, allspice, cinnamon, nutmeg, cayenne and ground black pepper. Serve Lamb Kofta with … There are …

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Tahini yoghurt sauce in a small red and white bowl

Tahini Yoghurt Sauce

Tahini yoghurt sauce is a salty, tangy blend of lemon juice, tahini, yoghurt, garlic and salt. It is delicious served with falafel, lamb cutlets, zucchini fritters, and kofta. Try serving it with our Lamb Kofta with Pistachios  If you are serving this sauce with zucchini or vegetable fritters, you’ll want a thicker sauce – the …

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Photo of muhallabieh with spiced syrup, rose petals and pistachios

Muhallabieh with spiced syrup.

The origins of Muhallabieh can be traced back to the Umayyad Dynasty in 7th-century Persia. Today, it is a popular dessert throughout the middle east. Muhallabieh is a delicate milk pudding that takes its flavour from a syrup topping. Why You’ll Love Muhallabieh Muhallabieh is fast and easy to prepare. As desserts go, it is …

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Photo of beetroot walnut tarts

Beetroot Walnut Tarts

These beetroot walnut tarts are a wee bit cheffy, but totally worth the effort! The filo pastry shells are crisp and feather-light. The cream filling melts in your mouth, subtly flavoured with walnuts and porcini mushrooms, and marries beautifully with the pickled beetroot. Horseradish cream adds another layer of flavour and a pop of heat. …

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pickled vegetables in glass jars

Pickled Vegetables

These pickled vegetables are almost too pretty to eat. They make a lovely homemade gift, and are a delicious way to reduce food waste. What Vegetables can you Pickle? You can pickle almost any kind of vegetable! Unless we are pickling with a specific end dish in mind, we pick and choose from whatever is …

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