Ras-el-hanout Chicken with Moroccan couscous

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Moroccan food by its nature is rich & complex, delivering layers of flavour with incredible depth. But it doesn’t always have to be time-consuming to prepare. Using our Ras-el-hanout spice blend is a great way to cut down on the time it takes, so this meal can be both a midweek staple or a weekend treat. Served either hot or …

Mondays’ Sunday Lunch Brunch!

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We’re such a fan of leftovers we often find ourselves buying bigger cuts of meat than we need just to have something to make the day after! One or two roast potatoes and a slice of meat is all we need for a delicious and quick lunch – and when you remember it’s free, it tastes even better! There’s no …

Homemade Burgers

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If you’ve always had shop-bought burgers because you thought making your own was either more expensive or long-winded, you’re in for a surprise. Making your own takes, literally, 5 minutes of actually doing something, together with a few hours of leaving something in the grudge. If you can manage 5 minutes of effort, I don’t think you’ll ever go back …

Zingy Fresh Tomato Salsa

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This simple 5-miute salsa is the most incredible, freshest, zingiest tasting salsa you’ll ever try and is perfect with anything BBQ’d, as a dip, or a beautiful alternative to ketchup for a burger. The best thing is it takes literally minutes and you’ll get a flavour kick that will liven up your tastebuds. After you’ve made this once, I can …

Making a Herby Brush

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You should know by now that our quest is to squeeze every ounce of flavour out of whatever we’re eating. Whilst rubs, flavoured salts and infused oils and vinegars play their part, there’s some other easy ways you can use to take your cooking to another level. Surprisingly, a little Herby Brush delivers a huge flavour boost with almost no …

Middle Eastern Stuffed Flatbreads

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One spice you may not have tried before is Sumac. Made from the dried, crushed berries of a sumac tree it is an essential part of any Middle Eastern cuisine, imparting a citrusy, almost bitter taste that’s delicious in marinades, seasonings, stews and soups. Its partner, Za’atar, is Sumac with herbs and spices and both together deliver an incredible and unique flavour. This is …

Zhoug – a spicy, vibrant and fresh chilli-based dip

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It’s difficult to convey how great Zhoug is until you try it for yourself. It’s so simple to make, but the payoff for just 10 minutes prep time is off the scale. Despite the seemingly insane proportion of chillies, it isn’t ridiculously hot. Of course, it has a bite, but it is still the most incredibly vibrant and fresh accompaniment …

Ras-el-hanout Lamb

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This is a tremendously easy but incredibly tasty dish, perfect for barbecues and al fresco dining. Of North African origin, Ras-el-hanout literally means ‘top shelf’, referring to the merchant using their finest spices for their best customers. A unique blend often containing more than a dozen different spices according to what’s good at that time, the fresh ground ones have …