This dish is very nostalgic for me. It's a veganised version of Julie Le Clerc's chicken tagine. My mum would regularly make big batches of it for weeknight dinners when I was old enough to appreciate good food. The flavour is so nostalgic to me that when I finally cracked the vegan version last week (after a few attempts...), I was worried I was enjoying it far more than anyone else. Thankfully [...]
A long time ago a friend made me a simple bowl of yogurt and apricots for breakfast, all topped with a mysterious-looking syrup. It was rust brown in colour, fairly viscous and tasted of so many different things I had to know what it was. The answer: a combination of tahini and pomegranate molasses, inspired by her recent trip to Morocco.
Pomegranate molasses are similar to sugar cane molasses (aka treacle) in that [...]
It was the first day of spring on Tuesday. Doesn't feel that way where I live. I thought, perhaps, that today's recipe would be a sort of 'last-hoorah' for winter root vegetables, but the weather in London indicates differently!
Anyway, weather-grumbles aside, I made this recipe when I stumbled upon a concept that is little-known in the UK, but should be far better established. And that concept is 'Sheet Pan Dinners'. These are preparations that you pop in to the oven on a 'sheet pan' (baking tray) and come out as a full meal [...]