All posts tagged: Lebanese

Recipe: Homemade Hummus with Aubergine Salad and Halloumi

There is something so satisfying about making your own hummus. I also adore the Moroccan tomato salad that I learned to make on my trip to Marrakech a couple of years ago and can’t get enough of grilled halloumi. Put it all together and you get a delicious brunch dish. Hummus with Aubergine Salad and Halloumi Ingredients For the hummus 2 tbsp lemon juice 1 tin chickpeas 2 garlic cloves, crushed 2 tsp ground cumin 180g tahini 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 1 tsp paprika (plus a bit extra for dusting) Salt (to season) For the aubergine 1 whole aubergine, cubed 1 x good quality tin of plum tomatoes 1 tsp cumin 1 tsp turmeric Salt and pepper to season Big glug of rapeseed or olive oil, for frying Method 1. Make the hummus. Place all ingredients in a food processor and whizz until smooth. Season or add more lemon juice if need be. 2. Heat a big glug of oil in a pan and fry aubergine for 10 minutes, or until soft. 3. Add …

Friday Night Takeaway with JUST EAT

If you are familiar with my blog, Twitter or Instagram profiles, you will know that I eat out a lot – so much so that I’m slightly worried I might be developing a bit of a problem. Over the weekend I visited not one but seven eating establishments. SEVEN! I do have an excuse, though – my mum was in town for a couple of days and her being a fellow foodie and all, there was a lot to show her. As much as I love eating out, it’s nice to stay in once in a while. Usually when I stay in I’ll cook, but a couple of weeks ago I was asked to try takeaway ordering from JUST EAT, the world’s leading online takeaway ordering service, which allows you to order in real-time from your local independent takeaway restaurant. It was a Friday evening when I decided to try JUST EAT. My friend was coming around to view a spare room in my house and I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to catch …