Meal Plan – 11

Well, the summer has arrived in full swing here.  One thing I just don't think I'll ever get used to is hot summer weather with no air conditioning.  This is the American in me, I guess.  Then again, I was never really comfortable in ice-box houses and offices in the States, where you had to …

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Buttered Freekeh

I'd say I'm a decent cook, but only of certain types of food. I make pretty good one pot meals - like lasagna, moussaka, and shepherds pie - and I'm also not bad at cooking Mediterranean food or curries.  I don't know if it's the influence from living in Turkey and I have a preference for …

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Warm Cauliflower Salad with Leek, Fennel, and Pancetta

I found this recipe on Ocado's website (where I grocery shop). It is a VERY grown-up salad with lots of complex flavours mixed together.  And fennel is my absolute favourite, so I'm always looking for more ways to incorporate it into my meals.  I've actually never made it with pancetta because I always remember at …

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