Tag: Dairy free

Chicken with curry mayonnaise
Meat

Chicken with curry mayonnaise

I’m not sure where I first tasted this combination, but I remember immediately falling in love with it: chicken, curry and basil. The first thing I did after that is go home and try it myself. It’s become a kind of a back-up recipe at home whenever I need something quick […]

Lime chicken and avocado mayonnaise
Fruit, Meat

Lime chicken with avocado mayonnaise

This a wonderful quick lunch recipe that can be enjoyed warm or cold. The avocado mayonnaise has been a wonderful discovery! Easy to make and oh so delicious! And as with mayonnaise in general, you can customise as you like: make it spicy with some chili pepers or jalapeños, or […]

Smoked chicken salad with mango chutney
Fruit, Meat

Smoked chicken salad with mango chutney

When I think about lunch, I think about rich, filling salads, without too much carbs and loaded with nutritious ingredients. This is salad is all of this and it’s one of my favourites. The combination of mango and chicken is simply amazing and the smokiness you get from the chicken […]

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 […]

Kafta tortilla
Meat

Kafta tortilla

As mentioned in a previous recipe, the kafta mix changes from one country to another. My version is the Lebanese one. In short, kafta (also called kofte) is minced beef mixed with herbs and spices. For me, this is serious comfort food without being unhealthy! There are so many variations possible […]

Shawarma brochettes
Meat

Shawarma brochettes

Shawarma (or shoarma) is one of those dishes that you can find all over the world, especially in Middle Eastern countries. It consists of layers of meat (beef, lamb, chicken…) on a spit, slowly grilled; shavings are then cut off and served as a wrap. The Lebanese marinade is truly […]

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 […]