Vegetables

Persian dal
Vegetables

Persian dal

Lentil dal, or dhal or dahl, needs no introduction. This wonderful, flavoursome mash-like dish is most know in its Indian version, packing loads of spices: turmeric, cardemom, cumin, etc. It’s easy to make, it’s healthy and it’s simply really delicious. This version is based on a Persian recipe, with less […]

Saffron rice
Fruit, Vegetables

Saffron rice

If you want to summarize the wonderful Iran with one flavour, the final battle will be between saffron and pomegranate. I think it will be a photofinish but saffron will win! It gets the edge because you can smell it while strolling through the colourful bazaars, walking past a teahouse or […]

Pumpkin khoresh
Vegetables

Pumpkin khoresh

This wonderful wintery recipe is inspired by Jila Dana-Haeri’s version in her book From a Persian Kitchen. It was love at first make! It’s so lovely and rich that you almost have the idea that you’re eating meat, even though my version is 100% vegan. Khoresh in persian mean ‘meal’, […]

Roasted aubergine with chickpeas
Vegetables

Roasted aubergine with chickpeas

Aubergine takes centre stage again! This dish brings so many memories of the wonderful smells from my mother’s kitchen that filled the whole house. You can prepare the aubergines in different ways for this recipe: roast it in the oven (like below), roast on your stove (for some smokiness) or […]

Vegetables

Hummus

I think I could eat hummus everyday. You can buy it everywhere these days and the best hummus was, is and ever will be: the one you make yourself. And why shouldn’t you? It’s as easy as boiling an egg. The great thing about it is that you can serve […]

Eggless Mayonnaise
Vegetables

Mayonnaise (eggless!)

My good friend Billy from CrumbleUpon posted a recipe a while back of eggless meringue. He used this magic ingredient: juice of drained jarred chickpeas! And it worked with hardly any noticeable difference. Who would have thought it possible? So I thought, what if I try to do the same […]

Veggie green curry
Vegetables

Veggie green curry with cauliflower rice

Currys are such lovely things. Warm, flavoursome and so fulfilling. And the best currys are the ones you make from scratch, which is quite a simple task. You might wonder what cauliflower rice is. Well, it is not rice with cauliflower; it’s cauliflower blended into crumbs as a substitute for rice  (tip […]

Fruit, Vegetables

Fennel and orange salad

Bring a bit of sunshine to your table with this nice little salad. It’s a combination of the anisy taste of the fennel and the freshness of the orange. It can accompany your grilled meats and fish on your next barbecue.

Carrot cake
Sweet, Vegetables

Carrot cake

There’s something about a carrot cake that makes it irresistible. Maybe it’s this wonderful combination of spices, creamy icing and warm colour. Or maybe, like this recipe, it’s quite easy to make. It could also be the lovely smell that fills the house when baking. Or simply because it’s freakin’ delicious! […]

Aubergine salad
Vegetables

Aubergine salad

I’m a big fan of aubergine whether grilled, fried or roasted. In this salad it will be combined with wonderful Mediterranean flavours: mint, lemon, pomegranate. A simple recipe that will add colour to your table. Check out the vegan option at the end.