Middle East

Recipes gathered during my travels to Jordan and Egypt or from my fellow travellers

Baked beetroot falafel with homemade pitta bread – A delicious combination of so many of my favourite things…falafel in soft pitta bread with crunchy salad smoothered in creamy lemon yoghurt dressing and hot chilli sauce

Lebanese mezze – It’s three years since I went to the Lebanon but the country blew me away with its beauty, resilience and of course its food, which I’ve always loved but rarely cooked. I thoroughly enjoyed my online cooking lesson with Tania and her mother during which I was taught to make the most delicious Lebanese mezze consisting of hummus, baba ghanouj and tabbouleh

Lebanese flatbread – These Lebanese flatbread are simple to make and can be eaten with any dish from the Middle East – or indeed anything! Serve soft filed with mezze or falafel, or bake until crisp and serve with dips or soups.

Spicy roast cauliflower with pomegranate jewels – The humble cauliflower makes yet another appearance, this time roasted and turned into two completely different dishes to provide quick and easy meals on a weekday evening