We are counting the days to Christmas and another eventful year once again! There’s that lovely nip in the air which adds to the happy vibes around. Our Christmas tree is up at home and I soon have to get down to some Christmas shopping.
The cool weather and all this love and happiness around calls for some warm cosy food. For me, its all about large one pot dishes of hearty hot goodness for the family to share.
I love the flavours from the Mediterranean and Middle Eastern kitchen- simple fresh ingredients cooked with bags of flavour. My culinary philosophy emphasises on cooking with local seasonal produce. There are beautiful pumpkins, carrots , oranges and greens in the market these days and there are so many innovative ways in which you can prepare them. Roasting vegetables and meat in the oven is a great way to cook as you don’t have to keep hovering around the stove, the nutritional value remains intact and you get a lovely smokey charred flavour.