Use It Up: Lebanese 7 Spice Shepherd’s Pie

My husband has been away since last week and, as is usual when he is away, I bought ALL THE VEGETABLES. Cooked vegetables are really not his thing, other than corn, green beans, peas, potatoes and carrots. (He likes raw veggies, and almost all salads.) I, on the other hand, eat pretty much all vegetables, …

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Halloumi and Aubergine Bake

Okay, so that title doesn’t sound exactly thrilling, but just wait ‘til you taste the dish. Since I’ve started taking it to work, at least 5 people have also started making it, plus more than a few outside of work too. There is something about that mix of cheese, fruit, spices and herbs that just …

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French-ish Onion Soup with Cheese Sprinkles

Lordy I just have to write this recipe down before I forget it. I wanted soup. I’d baked a lot today, and didn't want anything heavy for dinner so soup seemed ideal. I just seem to have a thing lately for clear, hot stocks. Nothing claggy, no roux, just stock with interesting things in. This …

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Heroin Wings

  Baked, herby and cheesy chicken wings, called Heroin Wings for a REASON. 4 pounds large chicken wings1 cup grated parmesan cheese (the dried works really well!)2 tbs dried parsley1 tbs dried oregano2 tsp smoked paprika1 tsp salt½ tsp white pepper½ cup melted butter or olive oil Preheat oven to 350F/170C fan Put wings in …

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Halloumi Pie

This is, basically, a variation on the filling from a Greek Easter pastry called a flaouna. I adore them. An addiction was born the first time I tasted one, still warm from the oven at my Auntie Helen’s house.A brief history: http://kopiaste.org/2008/04/easter-flaounes/ but there's no recipe there unless you buy the book.This link is better. …

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