Posts Tagged ‘hummus’

Pantry Staples: Beans

 

We are in lockdown and there is no end in sight, yet, even in all this uncertainty one thing is sure – never before have we been so thoughtfully connected to the food that we eat. Procuring food, whether at the grocery store or through Uber Eats, is no longer a mindless act. So let’s delve deep into one food item that we all have in our pantries: the humble bean.  Continue »



Syrian Cuisine: Tahini

 

Roasted Beet and Tahini Dip

Roasted Beet and Tahini Dip

 

 

In our most recent series we are having a look at the cuisine from the Middle East, specifically Syria. And one of the first things we notice is that there a few ingredients that pop up quite often, so we should get to know them, how to access them or prepare them and have them handy. Za’atar, preserved lemons, and sesame oil feature prominently in the culinary traditions of Syria, and today we are examining another must-have ingredient; tahini. Continue »



Syrian Cuisine: Preserved Lemon

 

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One of the most indispensible ingredients in Middle-Eastern cuisine is preserved lemon, a must-have for so many dishes like tajines, hummus, stews, salads, couscous, grilled lamb and chicken, the list goes on and on. So many dishes from Syria and the Levant are improved, enriched and brightened up with this fantastic condiment that once you get used to cooking with them, you’ll want to chop up a little preserved lemon in almost everything you make.
This means you’ll want to have a jar of preserved lemon handy, and lucky for us all, making and keeping preserved lemons is ridiculously quick and easy. Caveat: you have to wait a month before using them, so why not make a batch today and enjoy them in early June and for the rest of the summer! Continue »



Za’atar, the Flavour of the Middle East

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My husband just returned from a trip to Israel and brought with him a small bag of za’atar. Za’atar is the Middle Eastern spice mixture that is so versatile it can be used on numerous foods to give it that delicious, exotic aroma and flavor of the Mediterranean. Continue »



Delicious Vegan Wraps

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I see a lot of collard greens in your future. Once you’ve tried this recipe you probably won’t use corn or flour tortillas for wraps ever again. I’m serious. Just consider the collard for a minute-

 

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Pretty impressive credentials right there. Plus when you use collards as your wrap they don’t get soggy the way tortillas can and they don’t get stale either. Plus they are naturally gluten-free. Resistance is futile, it is time to embrace the collard.

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