‘Carbs carbs carbs carbs carbs’ Koshari

I’m singing ‘carbs’ to Rihanna’s ‘Work’ if you didn’t get that. Koshari is apparently the national dish of Egypt, and it’s right up my street: pasta and rice, and lentils, and chickpeas, all hanging out together beneath a canopy of spiced tomato sauce, studded with sweet raisins and fresh lemon zest. It’s traditionally topped with…

Saucy, giant, vegan ‘meat balls’

This is an interesting recipe. I read an article about some restaurant using fermented and umami flavours to bring ‘meatiness’ to veggie dishes, and in wake of a recent experiment at making sourdough (let’s just say I won’t be posting a recipe any time soon), had lots laying around to play with. These meatballs are…

Mango and sweetcorn biryani

Hola gang! I had some biryani at a market the other week and have had spicy rice on my mind ever since. Moreover, I go absolutely crazy for sweetcorn, and now that it is in season (and thereby frequently on offer), it seemed only natural to invite it to the party along with some of…