Recipes — Vegetarian

Tuna Pasta

Tuna Pasta

Cooking Time: 1hour

Servings: 6 people 

Another meatless Monday dish that really doesn't have to be made on a Monday at all. I had a big tin of tuna in the pantry with a bunch of random other pantry staples I wanted to use up like spaghetti, panko breadcrumbs and some herbs in the fridge that had seen better days. So I decided to wing this pasta and see how it turned out, and it turned out amazing alright. 

tuna pasta

Ingredients:

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Loaded Za'atar Fries

Loaded Za'atar Fries

Za’atar is one of those spices that speaks to my childhood like no other. za'atar is generally a combination of dried oregano, thyme, and/or marjoram, with sumac and toasted sesame seeds. It is a perfect balance in acid, tangy, and earthy flavours. This spice is commonly added to dough that has been rolled out with EVOO and cooked in a wood fire oven served for breakfast with labne, tomatoes and cucumber. I recreated my version of this in my cookbook “1 dough 10 recipes” with a cracked egg in the centre.

Here is another way you can use this...


Persian Eggplant Dip (KASHKE BADEMJAN)

Persian Eggplant Dip (KASHKE BADEMJAN)

My guilty pleasure is Persian food and I always order their green KASHKE BADEMJAN, it is my next favourite dip right after baba ganoush. This dip tastes amazing served warm or cool, alongside some Persian rice (especially my green dill and broad bean rice) with kofta or grilled chicken and some pickled chilli.

persian eggplant dip 

Ingredients:

3 large eggplants

EVOO

Salt

1 large brown onion, finely diced

4 cloves of garlic, minced

1 teaspoon Turmeric

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Green Persian Rice (Baghali Polo)

Green Persian Rice (Baghali Polo)

My guilty pleasure is Persian food and I always order their green Dill bean rice, so I call it. Now this is definitely not authentic but I figured I would make a quick and easy version for those busy weeknights. This is perfect with grilled meat like kofta and eggplant dip.

Persian Rice

Ingredients:

1 cup of basmati or long grain rice

50g salted Butter

3 cloves of Garlic, crushed

1/3 cup dried dill

1 cup broad beans, thawed and peeled

3 tablespoons Chives

Tiny pinch of...


Seafood Pasta

Seafood Pasta

What better food than seafood. I know a lot of people can be intimidated by cooking seafood but it really isn’t all too hard if you keep the basics easy. This seafood pasta was super easy but boy is this delicious.

Seafood Pasta

Ingredients:

500g spaghetti

1 large brown onion

3 cloves of garlic, crushed

1 long red chilli, deseeded and finely diced

1 lemon, juice and rind

500g marinara mix

500g clams, thoroughly washed

100g salted butter

1/2 cup roughly chopped parsley

10g chives, finely diced

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