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Smoky Aubergine Dip with White Chocolate

aubergine with white chocolate-5211-2The smoky flavour of aubergines is one of those gastronomic delights you won’t forget when you taste delicious middle eastern dishes like baba ganoush and moutabel. Continue reading

Hummus Topped with Lamb, Pine Nuts and Pomegranate Molasses

Hummus with Minced Lamb-0757Hummus is filling, deliciously tasty and so easy to make at home. Perfect for eating as a snack with some warm home-baked flatbread (another blog post), used as a spread for sandwiches or served with grills, barbecued meats or chicken. We all love hummus in our family and we sometimes love to top hummus with minced lamb cooked with sweet spices and pine nuts, then garnish the dish with a drizzle of pomegranate molasses and olive oil, this is one of our favourite mezze dishes when dining at a Lebanese restaurant.

With the help of a food processor/blender it only takes a couple of minutes to make up a bowlful of hummus… it’s the soaking and cooking of dried chickpeas that takes time. Canned chickpeas are a handy store cupboard ingredient when you don’t have the time to use dried chickpeas or can’t be bothered. Continue reading

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