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Ottolenghi's Mejadra - Spiced Rice with Lentils & Caramelised Onions

Mejadra is an Arab comfort food that is widely eaten throughout the Middle East. It is a pilaf style rice dish that incorporates lentils and wonderful warming spices such as allspice, turmeric and  cinnamon. 512 more words

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Crab Pasta with Chilli, Garlic & Squid Ink Linguine

This is a very simple and quick pasta dish, the kind where the sauce can be made in as much time as it takes for the water to boil and the pasta to cook. 472 more words

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Baghali Polow - Persian Broad Bean & Dill Rice with Braised Lamb Shanks

This is a classic Persian meal and one of my all time favourites. Perfectly cooked basmati rice that is flecked with lots of fragrant dill and broad beans. 1,205 more words


Fideuà - The Other Paella

Fideuà is a wonderful dish originating from Catalan Spain and is very similar to it’s better known cousin, paella. The main difference being that instead of rice, thin vermicelli noodles are used, and unlike Italian pasta dishes the noodles here are cooked in only a small amount of liquid just as the rice would be cooked in a traditional paella. 552 more words

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Zia Sonya's Gnocchi

As I mentioned in my last post my brother-in-laws aunt makes wonderful gnocchi and at a recent family dinner she kindly taught me just how she does it. 654 more words

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Sausage Meatball Lasagna

Cooking a classic lasagna can be a real labour of love – making a ragu, making béchamel, boiling lasagna sheets and then layering everything together can take a lot of time and effort. 556 more words

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Crab Carbonara

The Roman dish of spaghetti carbonara is one of the most adored pasta dishes in the world and rightly so. It has all the elements that make for perfect comfort food – a silky cheese laced sauce, salty pancetta and of course pasta. 312 more words

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