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Chicken and Butternut Squash Tagine

The flavours of North Africa and, more specifically, Morocco are perennial favourites. There’s something about the juxtaposition of savoury and sweet, so endemic in that cuisine, that’s simply fascinating. It’s certainly a contrast that you’ll find, and hopefully enjoy, in…

Moroccan Meatballs

To my mind there are two characteristics most dishes of Moroccan descent ought to possess; vibrancy and a slight sweetness. You will, of course, be glad to hear that these Moroccan meatballs enjoy both qualities and are exceedingly frugal. Then…

Hazelnut Dukkah

Dukkah (or duqqa) is an Egyptian dish, into which one might dip bread, which generally contains a mixture of nuts, spices and occasionally herbs. For instance, my recipe contains hazelnuts, which tends to be the norm for this side-dish. However,…

Spicy Baked Falafel

Before posting this recipe I’m morally obliged to confess that it has, in the past, appeared within this humble blog. However, (for all such beginnings are followed by an excuse) the post this one is replacing was far from my…

Apricot Stuffed Lamb with Bulgur Wheat Salad

Being able to identify and prepare the cheaper cuts of meat is one of the many paths to becoming truly frugal. As my tips section explains, meat is the main culprit behind the lack of frugality these days. Indeed, if…

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