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Middle Eastern Courgettes Baked in a Cheese Sauce

Homebaked Courgettes baked in a cheese sauce (kousa bi gebna)

Courgettes (zucchini) baked in a cheese sauce (kousa bi gebna) may sound like a very basic dish and yet this recipe was the surprise winner of all the food we cooked when reviewing Ghillie Bassan’s The Lebanese Cookbook. Described as a typical family dish, it consists of sliced courgettes baked in cheesy egg mixture reminiscent ... Read more »

Palestinian Upside-Down Rice, Lamb & Aubergine

Whole Rice with aubergine (maklubeh bajinjan) turned out on a serving plate

Palestinian Upside-Down Rice, Lamb & Aubergine (Maklubeh Bajinjan) is an impressive dish to serve – a turned-out-from-the-dish dome of rice and lamb wrapped in slices of silky aubergine – and a delight of really simple flavours that adds up to far more than the sum of its ingredients. The recipe is from Ghillie Bassan’s The ... Read more »

Lebanese & Syrian Meat and Bulgur Balls in Yoghurt | Kibbeh Labaniyya

Homecooked Meat and bulgur balls in yoghurt (kibbeh labaniyya)

This delicious recipe for meat and bulgur balls in yoghurt (kibbeh labaniyya) is a real change from the tomato-based European (Italian) and South Asian (Indian and Burmese) meatball recipes we have made before, and has a pleasingly tangy flavour profile from the natural yoghurt. The recipe is from Ghillie Bassan’s The Lebanese Cookbook and is ... Read more »

Salted Caramel No-Bake Cheesecake (Gluten Free)

Salted Caramel No-Bake Cheesecake (Gluten Free)

As gluten-free digestive biscuits are now readily available, this no-bake salted caramel cheesecake is quick and easy to make and impressive to serve. The recipe is from Becky Excell’s How to Make Anything Gluten Free , a cookbook full of proven recipes and methods for making gluten-free versions of recipes that usually feature gluten. Read ... Read more »

GF Proper Pork Pies made with Gluten-Free Hot Water Crust Pastry

Gluten-Free Pork Pie

Once you are diagnosed with coeliac disease, gluten ataxia or any other condition that requires you to cut all gluten out of your diet, there are certain foods you start to hanker for now that you can no longer buy them easily – pastries, cakes, breads, pizza, pies, and so much more. When Nicky reviewed ... Read more »