All posts tagged: casserole

Moroccan Sausage Casserole with Pea & Mint Mash

The other day, I was really craving a sausage casserole, but I wanted something a little different to the norm. So I thought I’d combine European meats (sausages/pancetta) with some Moroccan/Middle Eastern flavours. It might sound strange, but it worked! It’s also a really easy recipe, as you just throw everything together. Admittedly, the photo doesn’t make it look that appetising – I just need to find a better way of serving it!  Ingredients 6 sausages 100g pancetta 1 onion (finely chopped) 2 garlic cloves (grated/crushed) 1 red pepper (chopped into small pieces) 1 courgette (chopped into small pieces) 1 tin chopped tomatoes Half tin of chickpeas 1 tsp paprika 1 tsp ground coriander 1 tsp ground cumin Large bowl of frozen garden peas 8 mint leaves (very finely chopped) Half a lemon (juice) Salt and pepper (to taste) Method Pre-heat the oven to 170C (fan). Heat some olive oil in a pan on the hob on a medium heat (use a pan which can also be transferred to the oven). Add the onion and …

Easter Cooking & Baking Eggstravaganza! April 2015

I always used to go back home to Cyprus for Easter and I loved it – it’s my favourite time of year there. The Cypriots celebrate it even more than Christmas, and there are so many amazing foods, such as avgolemono (chicken, lemon and egg soup – sounds hideous, tastes great!) and tsoureki (a type of bread, with hardboiled eggs dyed red). For the past few years, however, Tim and I have spent Easter at home in London. The first year that we spent here, we ended up having a bit of a cooking/baking marathon, and we’ve kept up this tradition ever since! It started with us roasting a leg of lamb that was far too big for us, so we ended up eating it for the whole weekend, trying out different recipes each evening. We’ve been looking forward to this ‘eggstravaganza’ (*cough*) for a while, and this year we even planned out what we would eat and ordered in the ingredients in advance. As you can see, there’s a lot, and this isn’t even …