Tag: tomato

Sumac Roasted Tomatoes and Lentils, Dukkah Crusted Eggs

If there ever was a recipe on this blog that exemplifies comfort food then it’s this bowl of Sumac Roast Tomatoes, Lentils and Dukkah Crusted Eggs. A bowl of simple ingredients with splashes of the exotic that envelopes you with the comfort and warmth of what must be the equivalent of a foodie hug. What made the dish even more special to me on a Saturday afternoon when I was in need of any kind of hug, were the ingredients I…

Tomato and Basil Savoury Crepe Cake

This beautiful Tomato and Basil Savoury Crepe Cake came into being after the lovely people at ZZ2 delivered their Mouthwatering Box a short while back. The box was filled to the brim with all kinds of tomatoes including  LSL tomatoes, Romanitas, Bacio, Rigoletto, Sante as well as some onions, avos and sundried tomatoes. The brief was to create a dish using two or more of the ingredients in the box and to keep the ingredients the hero of the dish…

Bulgur Salad

This dish is one of my favourite discoveries of the Beirut trip. A number of people told us that we had to have Armenian food while we were there. Armenians have lived in Lebanon for centuries and many now live in the Bourj Hammoud neighbourhood of Beirut. I did not know what to expect at all as we headed out to Seza, except that the food will be spicier than Lebanese food. It was truly a wonderful meal, the service…

Haloumi and Couscous Salad

I am keeping it light and fresh for the first post of the new year with this delicious Grilled Haloumi Couscous Salad. After the last week or so with all its festivities and celebrations I am sure we are all craving healthy food but certainly not bland celery stick diet food type of healthy food. I spent the festive season in Beirut and have returned to Cape Town telling all who want to hear (or not) about this incredible city…

My new favourite thing is chipotle chilies and I can’t believe it has taken so long to finally taste them. I heard El Burro in Green Point was producing bottles of the chilies and ordered a few when I saw it on the Yuppiechef website. I can’t think of any other word than “intoxicating” when you open the bottle and get a hit of the deep smokiness and could not wait to start cooking with them. These wraps can be…

Meatballs in tomato sauce is one of my favourite winter comfort foods and I am pretty pleased with these ostrich meatballs. I was a bit concerned that they could dry out as the meat is lower in fat than beef mince but the tomato sauce keeps them deliciously moist. I don’t think you can add too much basil to the tomato sauce and luckily with today’s supermarket convenience we still have access to basil in the middle of winter. Instead…

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