Chestnut Falafel

These were just an amazing vegetarian alternative for the festive season.  One batch serve as a veggie main course when the carnivores tucked into their turkey, these went down so well I cooked them again as a mix and match option to serve with a batch of meatballs and a vegetable daal.  This recipe has…

Fruity Hot Sauce – Peaches and Scream!!!

Mango, Peach & Fatalii Chilli Sauce – the hottest, fruitiest sauce in my kitchen! Fatalii peppers are just perfect for this sauce, bringing a really citrussy zing along with its scorching heat.  This is amazing stuff, and not for the faint hearted (or the weak hearted, for that matter).  Use anywhere where you need both…

Lad Nah Moo – Pork in a Black Bean Sauce

Lad Nah Moo is (I believe) a Thai dish of noodles fried in soy sauce, served with pork and a ‘gravy’.  This is my take, and I think it’s a wonderful quick meal, especially if you have fresh rice vermicelli noodles.  If you don’t, you can use dried which have been soaked in hot water….

Spicy Red Ethiopian Chicken

An interesting spicy chicken casserole. Can be made with chicken joints if preferred Cooking Time – approx 1 hour plus marinating time Serves 4 Ingredients 800g Chicken Breast, cubed 3 tbsp Lemon Juice 1 tsp Salt 3 tbsp Vegetable Oil 2 Onions, finely chopped 3 cloves garlc, crushed 2 tsp Berbere 1 tbsp Ginger, chopped…

Berbere

Berbere is a key spice mixture in Ethiopian cooking. Keep in an airtight container and use as required. Ingredients 2 tbsp Chilli Powder 1 tbsp Black Peppercorns 1 tsp Cinnamon bark 1 tsp Ginger (ground) 1/2 tsp Ajwain (optional) 1/4 tsp Cloves Method Blend all spices together to a fine powder Use as specified by…