ABOUT The Foody Girl

i love  whipping up  dishes from across the world,  mostly inspired by my time living  in jordan and morocco. many of my recipes draw from elements of middle eastern and north african cooking and i delight in introducing friends and family to these unique flavours. 

i  hope you enjoy following my adventures in the kitchen

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The Foody Diaries

personal and innovative recipes inspired by THE MIDDLE EAST. 

March 28, 2020

An infusion of Middle Eastern and hispanic flavours, pimiento and paprika effortlessly complement cumin, chili and nutty tahini. This stunning plate works well as a fully-formed main course and is striking enough to result in a string of compliments from lucky dinner g...

March 28, 2020

These fritters make a lovely light lunch or full-blown supper (as you can see pictured) served with wrinkled black olives and mujadara, a Middle Eastern dish consisting of lentils and rice with spices and crispy shallots. I adore dipping these fritters in fresh tzatzik...

March 28, 2020

This recipe is a slight twist on a much-adored classic, with fresh ginger adding a fresh zing to balance the sweetness of the cream cheese frosting. The perfect sweet to enjoy on a leisurely afternoon with a cup of tea. 

INGREDIENTS 

  • 200g  plain flour

  • 1 tsp...

March 28, 2020

There's definitely an art to making the perfect meatless bolognese. Beef mince used in a traditional bolognese packs a lot of flavour due to its high fat content, hence I make sure that my meatless version is full of herbs, carrots, celery, wonderful mushrooms (both dr...

March 28, 2020

An introduction...

Middle Eastern food seduces many food-lovers with the vibrancy and colour of its cuisine in addition to its fragrant flavours and complex textures. However, before you too delve head-first into creating your own dishes, you’ll want to stock up on the ...

March 28, 2020

With its heady spices, depth of flavours and artful simplicity, it’s not difficult to comprehend the appeal of Middle Eastern food. Food has an irrevocable sense of place, and this can be seen clearly across this region. As powerful as language, religion or landscape,...

March 27, 2020

This wholesome and hearty soup is happily a meal in itself, taking inspiration from a Cypriot fennel and split pea soup in my new favourite cookbook Taverna by Georgina Hayden.

With a base of split peas, garden peas, celery. leeks, rice, zesty lemon, mustard and moscate...

March 27, 2020

 

These wonderfully sweet, doughy buns have a little Middle Eastern twist thanks to the use of cardamom pods, sesame seeds and tahini. They make the perfect afternoon treat when served with a steaming cup of black coffee which cuts through their sticky sweetness and bal...

December 30, 2019

I love roasting whole squashes and then using the crispy caramelized morsels as the base for a number of different dishes, whether it be the above or perhaps a bulgur wheat salad with a tahini and lemon dressing. Magnificent in colour and texture, the humble squash is ...

December 27, 2019

Recently I've fallen helplessly for the intense flavor, colour and spice of Ethiopian food, which I first discovered when living in North London. This spread consists of a selection of traditional Ethiopian dishes included Tibs (an aromatic beef casserole), Misir Wot (...

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