Mains

Vegan Aubergine Wrapped Kofta

This dish is very popular within Middle Eastern as well as the Mediterranean culture. The first time I tried this flavour packed dish was many years ago cooked by my mother when I was more of a meat eater. This time I decided to take a more health conscious approach and have created it using […]

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Dessert

Saffron Rice Pudding

A delicious authentic Persian/Middle Eastern dessert that is very delicate and light in texture, mild in sweetness and it gets its golden colour from the saffron! It’s usually served this time of year and is garnished typically with with ground cinnamon, rose and pistachios or almonds. For 8 small cups Ingredients: 1 cup jasmine rice […]

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Mains

Rosemary & Olive Foccacia

This Focaccia recipe is one of the very first bread recipes that I learned to make, and still continues to be a fave because it is so simple to make.  And most importantly, it’s just so good! It’s perfectly soft and fluffy sprinkled with lots of fresh rosemary and crunchy flaky salt, drizzled with extra […]

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Mains

Caeser Salad

There are many Caesar salad recipes out there and although it’s nothing new or imaginative, I still felt there was room for just one more. This salad is a fresh, plant-based take on the classic recipe. Crisp lettuce drizzled in a creamy Caesar dressing, topped with crunchy croutons and plant based chicken. It’s the perfect […]

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Mains

Aubergine Fatteh

This Aubergine Fatteh is a middle eastern classic that is completely vegetarian and versatile. It’s one of my favourite recipes to make because it’s so easy and goes down really well on the dinner table. The combination of flavours is absolutely perfect; it’s a crunchy, full of savoury goodness platter that will leave you wanting […]

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Mains

Mediterranean Cauliflower Salad

This cauliflower salad isn’t just a salad! It’s a crispy, no-lettuce-allowed salad of dreams. Combing roasted cauliflower and Zereshk (dried Branberry; used A LOT in Persian dishes) leaves you with an amazing burst of flavours in one bite. It’s unlike anything I’ve tried before yet still tastes like comfort food and goes down really well on a table […]

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Mains

Cheese & Chive Spring Rolls

These spring rolls, also known as “borek/boreg” in the Middle East are a pastry with a savoury filling. The most common fillings are cheese, meat or spinach. I prefer cheese-filled boreg and in this recipe, as usual, it will be 100% plant-based. These are great for grabbing and dipping and they’re always a big hit […]

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Dessert

Kunafa Bites

A delicious, traditional Middle-Eastern dessert that is sweet with melted sweet cheese sandwiched between two layers of shredded phyllo dough and soaked in an orange blossom syrup. This dairy-free kunafa is almost just like the traditional dairy version, but healthier for you! How you bake it is completely up to you but I decided to […]

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Breakfast, Snacks

Spinach & Cheese Vegan Fatayer

These are a staple within Middle Eastern culture but I’ve added my twist to it using gluten-free flour and vegan feta cheese for some of the filling. I made this using my own home made dough; it may seem intimidating for some people but I promise it is a lot easier than you might think. […]

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Dessert

Carrot Cake Cupcakes with Vanilla Frosting

Today I’m sharing a delicious new Carrot Cake Cupcake recipe jam-packed with nutrition and deliciousness! I’m excited to be working with Vega UK to share my Vitamin Stories. A balanced and nutritious diet is so important, but when we’re super busy this can be one of the first things to fall by the wayside. In […]

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