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Category: Lunch

Aloo ko Achar: Nini’s Nepalese potato salad

Aloo ko Achar: Nini’s Nepalese potato salad

Coming from Poland, I don’t have much appreciation for potatoes. They are the everyday staple food served with every lunch or dinner. As a kid, I thought there was nothing exciting about them. Living abroad exposed me to the fun part of this spud and […]

Spicy Carrot, Tomato and Coconut Soup served with Toasted Pecans

Spicy Carrot, Tomato and Coconut Soup served with Toasted Pecans

Indulge yourself with this deliciously moreish Spicy Carrot, Tomato and Coconut Soup served with Toasted Pecans. This is a real winner all year round, best served with a nice thick slice of Irish soda bread. Spicy Carrot, Tomato and Coconut Soup served with Toasted Pecans […]

Summer Green Pea, Mint and Chilli soup

Summer Green Pea, Mint and Chilli soup

Summer Green Pea, Mint and Chilli soup15 minCook Time 15 minTotal Time Save Recipe Print Recipe Ingredients400 grams peas, fresh or frozenOne large onion, chopped1 stick of celery chopped.Three cloves of garlic, mincedOne small spicy chilli pepper, finely choppedA dozen mint leavesHalf a dozen basil […]

Roasted artichoke, tomato and chilli pasta

Roasted artichoke, tomato and chilli pasta

During artichoke season there are so many great ways to enjoy fresh artichokes, one of my favourite is a simple pasta sugo (sauce) made with the leaves of roasted artichokes mixed into a regular sugo. Even factoring in baking the artichokes for half an hour, […]

Sri Lanka: 20-minute-tomato curry

Sri Lanka: 20-minute-tomato curry

  In March 2018, while in Sri Lanka, we took a cooking class at the Amarasinghe Guest House in Mirisse and learnt how to make six insanely flavoursome curries. Tomato Curry follows the pineapple chutney recipe in this mini-series of Sri Lankan recipes! It’s super […]

Not your usual potato salad

Not your usual potato salad

Potatoes go well with everything at any time of the day: breakfast, lunch, dinner. This thinking may originate in my Polish upbringing since we, Poles, serve potatoes at any occasion. They’re cheap and nutritious. Recently, they have been honoured with a ‘super-food’ tag.  Spud is […]

Unloved zucchini flower pasta

Unloved zucchini flower pasta

Zucchini Flowers are the-all-time-favourite! Yottam Ottolenghi makes this amazing Corsican Tarte with the florets and ricotta. Michael stuffs them with mashed potato mixed with prosciutto, Parmigiano and fresh herbs. In Amman, the zucchini flowers remain a novelty and a niche product. When zucchinis arrive in […]

Oven-baked artichokes with a crunchy almond topping

Oven-baked artichokes with a crunchy almond topping

  As a Polish, I’m no authority when it comes to artichokes. If you had given them to me some years ago, I wouldn’t even know where to start, thinking that they belong in a vase rather than on a plate. That’s why discovering the […]

Botwinka: Polish beetroot-leaf-soup

Botwinka: Polish beetroot-leaf-soup

Last Saturday, Mike and I visited Nour al-Barakeh organic products bazaar to get some fresh veggies for the week ahead. It was my introduction to this weekend pop-up market which hosts organic farmers, food and natural cosmetics producers, local artisans and also some local chefs. […]

Sri Lanka: Sweet and Spicy Pineapple Chutney

Sri Lanka: Sweet and Spicy Pineapple Chutney

A week that we spent in Sri Lanka is probably not enough to learn the story of this island. I will try to spare you mere flashbacks and annoying tourist comments. Anthony Bourdain’a advice is to get real when you travel. Forget about searching for […]