Tag Archives: Saffron

AUBERGINE RICE WITH MIDDLE EASTERN SPICES

My girlfriend has been hit with a nasty illness that’s been dragging on and on and on and on… She’s been laid up for two weeks without signs of it passing. Fingers, legs and eyes crossed it’ll pass any day now. Why do these things always seem to seem to strike at the worst time? […]

CUMIN & SAFFRON FLAVOURED PANEER

Making paneer, in my opinion, is a magical thing.  You start off with liquids but in no time at all, you unveil this very solid, material thing that you can hold in your hands.  Ahhhh, a little cheese baby!  And then on top of that, of course, making it at home is not only economical, but […]

MARINATED CAULIFLOWER & CHICKPEAS WITH CHORIZO & SPICES

Big thanks to Elaine for posting her recipe for cauliflower and chickpea shish taouk.  I’d been meaning to try it out for ages, but you know how it is – it’s all too easy to mentally log things one day only for them to somehow slip behind the sofa of your mind, to be re-discovered […]

SAFFFRON & SMOKED GARLIC RISOTTO WITH WILTED SPINACH AND POACHED EGG

We love a good risotto in this house, and I’ve got into the habit of making them regularly.  Before I first tried making one, I’d always assumed they were hard to get right.  Now I know the truth – once you get the basic technique down (read: stirring without getting distracted and leaving the kitchen) they become simplicity […]