Friday, 12 April 2019

Toasted Lavash Bread in My Kitchen

Joining in a little late with what's in my kitchen, but here goes for what it's worth.

Too be honest, the miserable weather, and distractions at home and work have meant that I have not been out and about, finding new food products or ingredients to try, so here are some things that I found in my kitchen and some recently made.
We have a bottle of non alcoholic Sparkling Red Grape still to be opened.  
Those of you who read my blog regularly may remember that last year I shared a jar of homemade preserved pears in star anise.  Well we finally tucked into them this week, served with a slice of parsnip raisin cake and thick cream.  Very nice it was too.
I picked up some lavash bread.  
These were used in a Middle Eastern recipe called Aubergine Fatta - Iraqi Salad with Toasted Bread.  I am recipe testing for a cookbook and all the recipes are written by asylum seeker and refugee women.  I will hopefully write more in the future when I buy a copy of the cookbook, but let me tell you this Aubergine Fatta was delicious. 
I made quite a lot of the toasted bread, that I was glad to find a jar of Baba Ganoush dubbed here as Aubergine Meze in my kitchen cupboard.  
I got tempted by this Hot Jalapeno Sauce - how bad can it be?!
I made a Butternut Squash Lasagne a couple of weeks ago, hence the lasagne sheets.  As I was putting the lasagne box in the cupboard, I found a bottle of Smoked Beetroot Ketchup.  I am really terrible in making fancy purchases and then putting them away in cupboards, only to be rediscovered close to their expiration date.  I need t break this habit. 
This pinhead oatmeal was also in the cupboard.  I picked it up to make early in the year, when I made vegan Johanna's Haggis Sausage' Rolls to take into work. They were popular. 
With work being busy, we decided to try these beetroot and supergreen sausages.  We will not be getting them again, I am happy to try things once and this definitely will be once.  It looked interesting, but it lacked flavour and texture. 

In my kitchen we had lots of wild garlic dishes.  I made a number of dishes including:
Wild Garlic Scones
Shepherds Pie with Wild Garlic Mash and Wild Garlic Cauliflower Curry (yet to be shared)

I am sharing this In My Kitchen blog post in the nick of time with Sherry's Pickings for In My Kitchen series.  A splendid way to meet bloggers around the world, as well as have a poke about in their kitchen

10 comments:

  1. hi shaheen
    thanks so much for joining in this month. so did you pick the wild garlic yourself? how exciting to go foraging. mmm those sausages look a bit suss:-) but your shepherd's pie looks fab. cheers sherry

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    1. Thanks Sherry. I will be foraging for wild garlic soon, but the wild garlic featured here in the recipes came in a veg box.

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  2. That Aubergine Fatta looks delicious and the cookbook sounds nice. I also like the look of that beetroot ketchup. I have the same habit of buying fancy food items and then not using them...

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    1. It was indeed delicious! Yeah, I think we both may need to curb out enthusiasm for new products, esp. if we don't end up using them as it can be such as waste (and loss of money)

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  3. Good to have some fancy ingredients in the cupboard when you can't get out to make purchases. It does make me laugh that even when you aren't near the shops you probably have more interesting culinary purchases about than most people - but am sorry to hear it is because of the weather and that work sounds busy. I love the sound of that aubergine fatta and the smoky beetroot ketchup - and you have reminded me that is too long since I have made sausage rolls - I think I am due to make a batch soon.

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    1. Thanks Johanna. I need to take pictures of things that come into my kitchen as I often forget to share and then months pass by, will try and make a habit of it. I still have to blog about making your haggis sausages for work (Burns Day) as well as Greggs Sausages which started of good, but have drastically shrunk! Look forward to seeing your sausage rolls soon

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  4. Wild garlic or garlic scapes of various kinds always show up at our Farmers Market, but I have never tried them. You are inspiring me ... maybe this year?

    best... mae at maefood.blogspot.com

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    1. Mae, do give them a go - its very versatile in recipes.

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  5. Shaheen, I love that your Shepherd's Pie features a homemade filling -- many recipes I've seen (here anyway) use canned soup and frozen mixed vegetables. Yours sounds delicious! The hot jalapeno sauce caught my eye, too, and your pear dessert looks like it belongs in a gourmet magazine. Simply beautiful! How wonderful that you're testing recipes for such a worthy cause, too. xo

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    1. Thank you so much Kim. Yes I agree, I have seen many recipes in the UK too, using frozen veg and canned sauces for recipes but they are mostly PR bloggers promoting a product that is not necessarily healthy. I was really pleased with the pear dessert, and quickly snapped a picture with my mobile. Hopefully I will be able to take a fancy picture of it soon, but thank you for the lovely compliment. Really really appreciated x

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