Peppered Mackerel Sandwiches

By |2017-05-08T12:10:21+02:00February 18th, 2013|Europe, Food, Food & Fab Endorsed, Food & Travel, Mains, Mediterranean Delicacies, Recipe Development, Recipe Index, Recipes, Seafood, Travel in Europe|

Balik Ekmek, fish sandwiches from Istanbul and how to make them.

Mini Beef and Pepper Stacks

By |2017-05-08T12:10:41+02:00February 11th, 2013|As Seen On, Europe, Food, Food & Fab Endorsed, Food & Travel, Meat, Mediterranean Delicacies, Recipe Development, Recipe Index, Recipes, Starters|

Mini beef and pepper stacks, based on a very special döner kebab eaten in Istanbul.

Chicken Pastilla (Chicken B’Stilla)

By |2017-05-08T11:25:04+02:00January 31st, 2013|Africa, As Seen On, Bread & Savoury Bakes, Chicken & Poultry, Food, Food & Fab Endorsed, Food & Travel, Mediterranean Delicacies, Recipe Development, Recipe Index, Travel in Africa|

Chicken pastilla (b'stilla) - the uniquely Moroccan savoury and sweet pastry. My experience in the markets and cooking at a class in Fes, Morocco.

Herby Quinoa & Hake Dolmades with Sultanas and Pine nuts

By |2017-05-08T12:12:55+02:00January 23rd, 2013|Destination Meals, Europe, Food, Food & Fab Endorsed, Food & Travel, Mediterranean Delicacies, Recipe Development, Recipe Index, Recipes, Seafood, Starters, Travel in Europe|

A snapshot of Mikrolimano in Piraeus, Athens and a recipe for unconventional but utterly scrumptious dolmades.

Ajoblanco (White Gazpacho) with Goat Cheese Croutons

By |2017-05-08T11:27:10+02:00December 17th, 2012|Europe, Food, Food & Fab Endorsed, Food & Travel, Mediterranean Delicacies, Recipe Development, Recipe Index, Recipes, Soups & Stews, Starters, Travel in Europe|

Today, I want to share an ajoblanco or white gazpacho soup, popular around Spain in summer and perfect for our fiery South African festive season. While ajo means garlic in Spanish, what makes this soup distintive are the almonds used.

Caramelised Onion & Beef Phyllo Pastry Tart with Green Olives

By |2017-05-08T11:28:26+02:00December 13th, 2012|Africa, Bread & Savoury Bakes, Chicken & Poultry, Food, Food & Fab Endorsed, Food & Travel, Mains, Meat, Mediterranean Delicacies, Recipe Development, Recipe Index, Recipes, Travel in Africa|

Caramelised Onion & Beef Phyllo Pastry Tart with Green Olives - a holiday series colaboration with Mediterranean Delicacies - part one, a visit to Chefchaouen, Morocco.

Ballotine of Chicken Breast, filled with Basil Pesto & Topped with Olive Tapenade and Bread Crumbs

By |2017-05-08T12:30:37+02:00June 5th, 2012|Chicken & Poultry, Featured Articles, Food, Food & Fab Endorsed, Mains, Mediterranean Delicacies, Recipe Index, Recipes|

A ballotine is traditionally a deboned leg of chicken or duck, stuffed, tied and rolled and steamed, poached or baked. Nowadays chicken breast and various cuts of red meat are also used to make a ballotine - really a fancy way of saying a stuffed and rolled piece of meat. I stuffed chicken breasts with Mediterranean Delicacies basil pesto and topped with their Olive Tapenade and bread crumbs.

Game Night Nachos – the healthy version

By |2017-04-10T15:26:01+02:00May 31st, 2012|Featured Articles, Food, Food & Fab Endorsed, Mediterranean Delicacies, Recipes|

These are a healthy version of nachos that I make at home, often to snack on while watching the football. I was given the challenge of preparing dishes with combinations chosen by Mediterranean Delicacies. In this instance their avocado hummus with their caramelised onion dip. I chose to use both as dips that I lavished over the hot-out-the-oven nachos.

Sun dried Tomato Scones with Medi Deli Basil Pesto Mayonnaise

By |2017-05-08T11:29:32+02:00May 30th, 2012|Bread & Savoury Bakes, Food, Food & Fab Endorsed, Mediterranean Delicacies, Recipe Index, Recipes, Salads & Dressings|

This challenge paired Medi Deli's Sun Dried Tomato pesto with their Basil Pesto Mayo - I combined the sun dried tomato pesto into a savoury scone (you can add some Parmesan cheese on the top if you prefer) and served with the basil pesto mayo instead of butter. A really lovely combination and look at the colours!

Chicken Liver Pate Pinwheels with Medi Deli Tzatziki

By |2017-05-08T11:30:35+02:00May 20th, 2012|Bread & Savoury Bakes, Chicken & Poultry, Featured Articles, Food, Food & Fab Endorsed, Mediterranean Delicacies, Recipe Index, Recipes|

I was given the challenge of preparing dishes with combinations chosen by Mediterranean Delicacies. For this recipe, their chicken liver pate peri-peri combined with their tzatziki. I must admit, I read the brief a few times to see if I'd made a mistake. I was stumped at first. I knew I didn't want to mix the two ingredients directly. Then the idea emerged: make the pate into a warm pastry wheel sprinkled with cayenne pepper and offset it with a cool, creamy dollop of tzatziki. The result: fun to serve and eat finger-food!