All posts tagged: middle eastern food

Experiencing the new Grub Crawl, Brixton

I’ve been on a fair few pub crawls in my life, the most memorable of which was the circle line challenge in London (a different drink in a different pub at each stop on the circle line). It was pretty heavy, starting at Aldgate and ending prematurely at Notting Hill due to the sheer amount of alcohol consumption. More of a semi circle challenge really! Recently I was invited to try out an awesome new concept – a grub crawl! How would this work? I hear you cry! The concept is actually quite simple – you have your starter in one restaurant, main in another and, you guessed it, dessert in another. This is the brainchild of the lovely Hannah (of That Adventurer) who wanted to share the culinary delights of her area, Brixton, with fellow foodies. Brixton has changed a lot since I lived there for a very short time when I first moved to London, around seven years ago. It’s become quite ‘trendy’ and the market is now host to so many incredible …

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 …