Mid-week Maqlooba

‘Come on you too, Otis’, I am say trying to get my 1-year-old son to put his hands on the upturned cooking pot.  Otis reluctantly dabs his hands onto the pot and then goes back to clapping, which he is rather good at.  We lift the pot and there on the serving plate is a is the maqlooba.  Roasted carrots, cauliflower and aubergines glisten through spiced rice that has all been cooked together.

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Garlic Tomato & Hummus Pita

Big red plump tomatoes are a real sign of a glowing summer in full swing for me. They are full of flavour, colour and sweetness. This recipe is a variation of a very traditional Middle Eastern recipe that I have been enjoying for breakfast since I was a child. I have taken the ‘communal’ element of the dish and made it a dish for one that can be eaten with one hand; sometimes that is just the situation we are in for breakfast.

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