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Tahini and halva brownies | Yotam Ottolenghi and Helen Goh (Sweet)

Tahini and halva brownies | Yotam Ottolenghi and Helen Goh (Sweet)

If it isn’t clear from the photos, these Tahini and halva brownies have the crisp topping and by jove, the underneath hits that sweet spot between fudgey and cakey. Hallelu. They are undeniably rich but the nutty sesame balances the brownie, making them more moreish than most brownies. Without restraint, these hollows legs of mine would be full of halva brownies in no time.

Flourless Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies Nigella Lawson Simply Nigella

Flourless Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies | Nigella Lawson (Simply Nigella)

Well, if any time is right to turn to both the domestic Goddess’ cookbooks and flourless baking – it is this time.  These flourless peanut butter chocolate chip cookies are from Nigella’s oft stated ‘healthy’ cookbook.  Well, there are some dairy and gluten free options, but this isn’t a diet […]

Scandin-spired Banana Bread

Scandin-spired Banana Bread | Recipe

This recipe was truly born from necessity. Inspired by all the banana bread baking I’ve been witnessing, I’ve been stocking up on bananas, with the full knowledge that they won’t be eaten as is. This is nothing new. My dilemma was a lack of plain flour and an abundance of lacto-fermented blueberries, from an optimistic ferment-happy afternoon a few weeks ago.

Tofu and French beans with chraimeh sauce | Yotam Ottolenghi (Ottolenghi Simple)

Tofu and French beans with chraimeh sauce | Yotam Ottolenghi (Ottolenghi Simple)

So chraimeh a river…
So to quote Yotam, ‘Chraimeh is a piquant sauce from Libya. It keeps well in the fridge for at least a week so make double or triple the quantities, It also works as a sauce for chicken or fish or just as a dip with bread before supper’. In practice, it’s a chilli sauce with a bit of musty cumin and caraway and the sourness of lime.

Harissa Black Bean Ragout | Sabrina Ghayour (Bazaar: Vibrant Vegetarian Recipes)

Harissa Black Bean Ragout | Sabrina Ghayour (Bazaar: Vibrant Vegetarian Recipes)

With only a handful of ingredients and very little prep, the Harissa Black Bean Ragout seemed like an excellent meat-free Monday option. The black beans are even cooked straight in the pot, no soaking required. The total cooking time was about an hour and a half but most of that time was spent idly pottering around letting the pot do all the hard work.