Tofu Fried Rice

This vegan version of restaurant style Chinese fried rice is easy to make but full of flavour! Preparation time: 20 minutes (plus a few hours for the rice to cool) Cooking time: 20 minutes Serves: 4 Difficulty: Moderate Ingredients 200g/7 oz/1 cup of long grain or basmati rice 1 tablespoon of margarine 300g/10½ oz/1 boxContinue reading “Tofu Fried Rice”

Onion Bhajis

Onion Bhajis, also known as Pyaz Ke Pakode, are Indian spicy fritters which can be eaten as entrées, side dishes and snacks. Preparation time: 15 minutes Cooking time: 5 minutes Serves: 10 Difficulty: Easy Ingredients 2 onions, peeled, halved and thinly sliced 1 teaspoon of chopped green chilli 100g/3½ oz/⅔ cup of gram (chickpea) flourContinue reading “Onion Bhajis”

Pan de Muerto

Preparation time: 5 hours Cooking time: 40 minutes Serves: 10 Difficulty: Moderate Pan de Muerto (Bread of the Dead) is a round Mexican sweet bread, decorated with boney phalange shaped pieces. It’s particularly popular in the run up to Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead), which is held on the 1st and 2nd ofContinue reading “Pan de Muerto”

Pumpkin Pie

Preparation time: 30 minutes Cooking time: 70 minutes Serves: 10 Difficulty: Moderate Ingredients For the crust: 90g/3oz/6 full tablespoons of cold butter, cubed 200g/7oz/1½ cup of plain flour 1½ tablespoons of sugar A heaped teaspoon of salt 60ml/just over ½ dl/⅒ pint/¼ cup iced water For the filling: 400g/14oz/just over 1½ cups of puréed pumpkinContinue reading “Pumpkin Pie”

Toffee Apples

It only takes 30 minutes to make a batch of crunchy, chewy fairground style Toffee Apples- and it’s surprisingly easy! Preparation time: 10 minutes Cooking time: 20 minutes Serves: 8 Difficulty: Moderate Ingredients 8 small apples 400g/14oz/2 cups of granulated sugar 2 teaspoons of white wine vinegar 120ml/1⅕dl/⅕ pint/½ cup of water 1 teaspoon of red food coloring (optional) Special Equipment A small stainless steelContinue reading “Toffee Apples”

Stuffed Sugar Pumpkin

This hearty and healthy Hidatsa recipe is great for cold autumn evenings. Preparation time: 30 minutes Cooking time: 90 minutes Serves: 8 Difficulty: Moderate Ingredients A 2.2kg/5lb/medium sized sugar pumpkin 2 teaspoons of salt ½ teaspoon of dry mustard 2 teaspoons of rendered fat or oil 450g/1lb/2 cups of ground buffalo or venison A wildContinue reading “Stuffed Sugar Pumpkin”

Kheer

You only need a couple of simple ingredients to make Kheer, a sweet, creamy and aromatic traditional Indian dessert Preparation time: 40 minutes Cooking time: 2 hours Serves: 4 Difficulty: Easy Ingredients 45g/1 1/2oz/1/4 cup of basmati rice 1100ml/11dl/just under 2 pt/4 1/2 cups of full fat milk 90g/3oz/7 tablespoons of sugar 5 cardamom pods,Continue reading “Kheer”

Shakshouka

Shakshouka is popular across the Eastern Mediterranean, Arabian Peninsula and North Africa. This Israeli version is perfect for breakfast, brunch or lunch! Make it vegan: Israel’s second city, Tel Aviv, is considered by many to be the vegan capital of the world, so lots of vegan options have been developed for Shakshouka! You just needContinue reading “Shakshouka”

Masala Chai

Preparing Masala Chai (‘mixed-spice tea’) takes more work than rustling up a quick cup of tea- but this beautifully aromatic, warming drink is well worth the extra effort. Background Home: India Pronunciation: (mass-allah-chai) Relatives: Noon Chai (Kashmir), Hong Kong Tea (Hong Kong), Teh Tarik (South East Asia) History The history of Masala Chai stretches backContinue reading “Masala Chai”