Spaghetti & XL meatballs

I can’t be bothered to write a recipe for this one. Just use your favourite meatball recipe, then grab a big hunk of meatball mixture, push a cube of raclette cheese into it and roll into a ball. Grill the meatballs on extra high (220-240C) to ensure that meat shell browns and hardens before the…

Stuffed Peppers

So the old balls and chain and I were in Athens for an overnight stopover. We had booked a room at a beautiful country house close the airport with the intention of getting a 8 hour look-see of Athens city. However that went down the drain when we arrived to a pelting thunderstorm. It had…

Guinness Beef Stew

Beef stews. Every culture has its own version. the French has bourguinon, the Japanese have nikujaga and the Irish have this hearty dish made more scrumptious with the addition of stout. Ingredients 330ml Guinness stout 600g beef chuck 3 large carrots, cubed 3 lage stalks celery, cubed 1 medium onion, chopped 4 cloves garlic, minced…

Kafta (in the oven)

Ingredients 500g ground beef 5 stalks fresh parsley 3 stalks fresh mint 3 tbsp. finely chopped sun-dried tomatoes 1⁄4 tsp. ground allspice 1⁄2 tsp. ground cumin 1⁄2 tsp. ground coriander 1⁄4 tsp. ground cinnamon 1⁄2 medium yellow onion, minced Salt and pepper, to taste Instructions Oil roasting pan liberally and place in 220 degree C…

Kibbeh

You might have more common sense than me, but apparently you’re not supposed to leave the blender running for longer than a minute. Oops. The smell of the burnt out motor and smoke is a good sign that your blender has met its end. 😅 For the stuffing 250g beef mince 3 tablespoons pine nuts, toasted…

Warak Enab: Stuffed Grape Leaves

Don’t you hate having to buy a bunch of herbs from the supermarket for a recipe, use only a fraction of it and watch the rest of it slowly rot in the fridge? Well, I do, so I have a tiny growing garden on my window sill. I planted chives, green onion and chilli in…

Fasolia Beans with Rice

(Insert little snippet here) Usually I would rack my brain for 20 minutes to come up with a little paragraph to insert here that is somehow related to the recipe. But today is not one of those days. So here is the recipe and a cat to make up for the lack of effort. 2…