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Lentil, Cucumber, Preserved Lemon, Sushi Ginger

Some cooked split lentils or beans of your choice

Pickeld Ginger to your taste

Quater preserved lemon, flesh removed, skin in fine dice

Sliced onion to your taste

Nuts and seeds as you like.

Cucumber sliced,diced,stripped, whatever

No dressing in my version!


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Chickpea, Tuna, Lemon Salad

  • Tin of tuna, drained
  • Tin of Chickpeas, drained
  • 1/4 preserved lemon, minced (or go crazy with half a rind and half juice of fresh lemon say?)
  • Diced/matchsticks of carrot – I used one
  • Some red pepper, diced
  • an inch of chorizo – sliced, cooked and minced
  • Herbs – I used mint and coriander, half a bunch each, to your taste
  • Some olive oil, lemon juice/white wine vinegar, salt, pepper, honey to make a dressing as you feel like it.
  • Maybe a half a chili if your living life dangerously.
  • Into a bowl and apply mixage.




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Pineapple and Sweetcorn Ketchup

February 11, 2017 2 comments

Maybe not a ketchup, maybe a relish, maybe something else pasty and tasty !

(You’ll be swizzing at the end so dont bother with the extreme chopping or fake mortaring.)

Salt, chili, garlic, pineapple, sweetcorn kernels, star anise, water, sugar.

Saute salt and garlic to taste. Add a chili – I used a red one, and should have used a half instead I think, but I like it hot – don’t you?

Add pineapple and sweetcorn – I started with equal parts but added more sweetcorn in the end. Some water, or if you are using canned pineapple like I was (that Hawaiian pizza was nice too), add some juice. If not, I suppose some sugar might be good (white not brown or you’ll be overwhelmed. Add a star anise. Simmer until soft, and then some. Swizz a lot with your handheld swizzer.



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Don’t shallow fry Falaffels

January 30, 2017 Comments off

Because they crumble and die…..

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Pork and Noodles

June 11, 2016 Comments off

Marinade (or coat if you dont have time) minced pork in a mixture of 2 tablespoons each of cornflour, fish sauce, soy sauce (dark and light to give it some colour), oyster sauce; a chopped chili, a couple of cloves of garlic, some chopped ginger – it should be fairly wet and not too thick, perhaps like consistency of single cream.

Boil water for noodles.

Wok on high, starting cooking mince – it will clump together because of the cornflour. Add some thinly sliced white cabbage/bean-sprouts/brocolli even – whatever you like with pork. Garnish with chopped redpepper, coriander, sesame seed and oil, lime juice.

Mix with noodles, serve.


Smoked whitefish salad

May 24, 2016 Comments off


poach – water and star anise


lettuce/green leaf, shredded

red pepper, thin slice matchstick
black olive, sliced
orange/nectarine/peach, thin slice/mandolin
one lemon – zest


mustard powder

half lemon juice


combine, done.


Feta Spinach Pastry

May 12, 2016 Comments off

Supermarche puff pastry, spinach, feta, nutmeg

Oven at 180-200c

Sweat a bunch of spinach – or about 200g frozen

A 200-250 pack of Feta, diced.

Mix, add nutmeg to taste

lay on unrolled pastry in 2 lines, fold over with egg wash etc

poke with fork for air

egg wash

in oven for 15-20 mins