The first feast

The first Iranian things I tried making were from the dinner selection. The menu went as follows: bread herb salad pickles kashk-e badenjan chelow khoresht – sour tofu and herbs I read in Saraban that Iranian meals usually begin with flat bread and a basket of herbs and cheese. These are then followed by pickles,…

Happy Birthday Mumma!

Today is my Mum’s 50th Birthday (Happy Birthday Mum!), and earlier in the week we had a High Tea birthday party to celebrate. Its no secret that one of my favourite things is to make little food and sweets, which is good, because one of my mum’s favourite things to do is eat little food…

Quick Hit – Aoili

I may have stumbled across the best vegan aioli. In the world. Ever. Ok, so I haven’t had vegan aioli before now, so I may be over-reaching with that statement, but its was pretty darn good. Here’s the recipe: Vegan Aioli 1 pack firm silken tofu (297g) 3 tb olive oil 3tbp vinegar 2-5 cloves…

Mezze two

On Mezze night number two, we had pumpkin kibbeh, tabouli, bean dip, flat bread chips, and fried tempeh kibbeh. Overall, it was delicious, and I have to say I’m pretty proud of my new creation, the fried tempeh kibbeh. The pumpkin Kibbeh was bought from the Middle East Bakery on Hope st. I just happened…

Picadillo and a Bean Bonanza

Picadillo is a mince-based dish, sometimes eaten alone, and sometimes used as a filling for various tortilla dishes like burritos and tacos. It is served in many countries, including the Phillipines, and is basically just mince and vegetables. I used this recipe from MexicanFoodie and served it up with some rice cooked with tomatoes, chillies,…

tart n stuff

On the menu this post is a tart, a salad, and some paté (i totally just worked out how to add accent I might be slow to the game, but I’m still pretty pleased with myself). First, the mushroom pate. I sort of made this up as I went. I ground walnuts and green onion…