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Broccoli Sage Goats Cheese Risotto

Broccoli Sage Goats Cheese Risotto

Broccoli, Sage, Goats Cheese Risotto This Broccoli Sage Goats Cheese Risotto is a simple dish with loads of flavour. It is relatively easy to put together, but if you can’t spare an hour mid-week then leave this one for cosy weekend evenings or your next winter dinner party. The goat cheese adds a beautiful creaminess...
Eritrean Recipes

Eritrean Recipes

Eritrean Recipes Learn to make a wonderful Eritrean feast using these fabulous flavourful recipes.   In late December 2017, we hosted an Eritrean Cooking class with our friends at Cultivating Community. One of the generous Eritrean cooks in their community network, Shadya – pictured above took our group through an entire Eritrean feast from scratch....
Eritrean Doughnuts with Honey

Eritrean Doughnuts with Honey

  Eritrean Doughnuts with Honey These crispy Eritrean Doughnuts with honey (also known as sweet dumplings or  ‘makleel’ in Tigrinya, the Eritrean Language), are very similar to Greek Loukoumades. Using basic pantry ingredients, they are super simple to put together and result in a crunchy on the outside, soft on the inside moorish dessert. After...
Eritrean Vegetable Curry

Eritrean Vegetable Curry

  Eritrean Vegetable Curry  Serves 10 – 12 people as a shared/side dish   Named ‘alicha’ in Tigrinya (the Eritrean language), this Eritrean Vegetable Curry is flavoursome, hearty and warming. This is just another of the various recipes (humus, falafil and lentil curry) taught to us by Eritrean cook, Shadya at our recent cooking class...
Broccoli and Ricotta Pasta

Broccoli and Ricotta Pasta

Broccoli and Ricotta Pasta This is my Mother’s recipe for Broccoli and Ricotta Pasta. It’s a very nourishing meal that can be made quickly when you’re low on time. It’s simple and flavourful, and it can feed a little army. The broccoli adds to the freshness of the dish, while the creamy ricotta adds an element of decadence....
Homemade Humus Recipe

Homemade Humus Recipe

Homemade Humus Recipe Learn how to make this delicious humus dip effortlessly at home (from scratch)   We are all just a can of chickpeas and a handful of other basic ingredients away from making our very own humus – from scratch. Next time you find yourself adding humus to your shopping list, add the...
Purslane Lentil Curry Recipe (Eritrean Rigla Moulah)

Purslane Lentil Curry Recipe (Eritrean Rigla Moulah)

Purslane Lentil Curry Recipe (Eritrean Rigla Moulah) A very special African curry recipe to add to your collection   This is yet another delicious recipe generously shared with us at our recent Cultivating Community cooking class by our Eritrean cook, Shadya. If you couldn’t make the cooking class, you are in for a treat. Expect a...
Homemade Eritrean Falafil Recipe (Falafel)

Homemade Eritrean Falafil Recipe (Falafel)

Homemade Eritrean Falafil Recipe Learn how to make falafil, Eritrean style – from scratch We learnt to make this delicious homemade falafil recipe during our recent Eritrean cooking class with Cultivating Community. For those that missed out on sampling the falafil in person, they are quite different to your Middle Eastern falafil. These are slightly crispier,...
Tomato Cannelini Bean Soup

Tomato Cannelini Bean Soup

Tomato Cannelini Bean Soup An economical, quick and hearty classic for colder nights or meat free meals   This Tomato Cannelini Bean Soup is a super simple (and filling) lunch or dinner option that you can whip up in just under an hour – from preparation to table. Having a few cans of cannelini beans and...
2017 End of Year Cooking Class & Lunch Wrap Up

2017 End of Year Cooking Class & Lunch Wrap Up

2017 End of Year Cooking Class & Lunch Wrap Up See some photos from the day including our delicious Eritrean lunch feast   On Sunday December 3rd 2017 – we held our first group cooking class and lunch hosted by Cultivating Community. It was a worry of a weekend with extreme weather warnings forecast across...
Spaghetti Cacio e Pepe

Spaghetti Cacio e Pepe

Spaghetti Cacio e Pepe A simple and authentic Roman pasta favourite Cacio e Pepe (Cacio is ‘cheese’ in some Italian dialects, while pepe is simply ‘pepper’), is one of the simplest pasta dishes you can whip up. It consists of spaghetti, and a ‘sauce’ that comes together using freshly cracked pepper, pecorino Romano and lightly salted...
Sri Lankan Dahl Curry Recipe

Sri Lankan Dahl Curry Recipe

Sri Lankan Dahl Curry Recipe Try this simple and flavoursome version of a Sri Lankan staple This Sri Lankan Dahl Curry recipe is yet another beautiful dish we sampled on the regular while travelling in Sri Lanka recently. This particular dish was a staple at the extensive breakfast spread at one of our favourite stays. It was always offered along...