Fragrant Spiced Chicken with Cardamom Rice

This is my family’s absolute favourite chicken and rice dish. It is a marvellous one pan casserole of fragrantly spiced basmati rice with delicious braised chicken pieces, lots of fragrant herbs and a lovely minted yoghurt sauce. Inspired by a dish from Ottolenghi’s wonderful cookbook Jersusalem, your family will love it too. You will need…

Middle Eastern Fish Cakes in Tomato Broth

These deliciously spiced fish cakes cooked in a fragrant herbed tomato broth is a simplified version of a recipe from one of my favourite cookbooks; Ottolenghi’s wonderful Jerusalem. I so love his recipes but sometimes find they take quite a long time to make, and a quicker (just as tasty version) can be on the…

Spiced Walnut and Orange Cake

This luscious Spiced Walnut and Orange Cake, fragrant with the beautiful Middle Eastern flavours of cinnamon, pistachios, walnuts and orange, has a lovely crunchy nut topping and is bathed in a spiced syrup, making it gorgeously moist. It is gluten free, grain free, refined-sugar free as well as Paleo friendly    

Middle Eastern Spiced Roast Chicken

You’ll just love this chicken dish with its beautifully fragrant Middle Eastern spices and herbs it is sure to become a family favourite. Butterflying the chicken reduces the cooking time and is such an easy thing to do, while slow roasting the bird not only results in the most flavoursome and succulent chicken it is…

Persian Love Cake

This Persian Love Cake, gorgeously fragrant with beautiful Middle Eastern spices, is moist, delicious and so very easy to prepare. It is grain and gluten free and a lot less sweet than most versions. You will need a 22cm springform cake tin for this recipe.