Shakshuka (serves 2-4)

Shakshuka by The Fat Foodie

When I put a call out to my friends a while ago for recipes that they’d like to see featured on my blog one of my friends asked me to make shakshuka. (Sorry it’s taken so long, Chiara!) Shakshuka is a breakfast dish which originates from the Mediterranean and Middle East and is composed of eggs which are baked on a bed of sliced bell peppers that are cooked in a rich and spicy tomato sauce. Continue reading

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Beef Keema (serves 4-6)

Beef Keema by The Fat Foodie

Beef keema is an Indian curry which is based on slow cooked beef mince and peas in a rich tomato sauce. Although I make mine with beef mince you can also make it with lamb mince if you prefer. As with many curries, such as my Lamb Dansac, this beef keema is absolutely fantastic when cooked throughout the day in the slow cooker, particularly when the weather’s definitely on the turn towards winter and you look forward to coming home to a warming meal after work. Continue reading

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Chocolate Chia Pudding (makes 2)

Chocolate Chia Pudding by The Fat Foodie

This Chocolate Chia Pudding gets its structure from chia seeds, little protein-rich seeds which absorb up to 12 times their own weight in liquid. They don’t really have much of a taste themselves, but they act as little sponges which soak up the flavoured liquid you plump them up with and, as a result, have a range of uses when it comes to cooking. Continue reading

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Banoffee Vol Au Vents (makes 16)

Banoffee Vol Au Vents by The Fat Foodie

This recipe for Banoffee Vol Au Vents was invented one day when I had some puff pastry left over after making a salmon pithivier pie. (That recipe will go up on the website soon!) I hate throwing ingredients out if they can be put to a good use, so I created these little mouthfuls of gorgeousness with the leftover puff pastry. Continue reading

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