Aubergines with soy + Thai basil

Just when I thought that having a Turkish father meant that I’d tried aubergines in almost every way possible, along comes this brilliant Vietnamese Soy + Thai basil recipe from Uyen Luu. Steaming the aubergines before frying them means that they are incredibly soft and actually don’t absorb every drop of oil in the world… Continue reading Aubergines with soy + Thai basil

Beetroot salad

This super pretty beetroot salad is by Honey & Co for Waitrose Magazine, and I’ve made it three times already – it’s perfect to zhuzh up a midweek lunch of leftover BBQ chicken with salad, or as a side salad to basically anything you care to eat. It’s sooooo much more interesting than just a… Continue reading Beetroot salad

Nasi goreng

We virtually lived on nasi goreng when we were backpacking in Indonesia a million years ago (1996), and this recipe is excellent, in fact I think it might have actually even converted me to tofu (at least in this crispy format anyway). The recipe is from Anna Jones’ amazing book One, and I have to… Continue reading Nasi goreng