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African peanut soup

African peanut soup

A hearty winter soup which gets its delicious flavour and lovely colour from a combination of ingredients: red peppers, tomatoes, peanut butter, chilli pepper and brown rice.

Broccoli and sunflower seed salad

Broccoli and sunflower seed salad

A healthy, bright salad. Use light mayonnaise to save on fat and calories.

Even Better Porridge

Even Better Porridge

If you already think porridge is healthy, this recipe makes it even better! I eat this every morning! Top with fresh fruit for an added bonus.

Dukkah

Dukkah

Egyptian dukkah is a wonderful blend of nuts and spices. The more you eat it the more addictive it becomes. Serve with toasted crusty bread and olive oil. Dip bread into olive oil, then into the dukkah and enjoy this unique and addictive mix.

Makrout (Algerian semolina pastries)

Makrout (Algerian semolina pastries)

Makrout is a traditional North African semolina pastry. Also spelled Maqrout, Makroudh, Maqrut, Mqaret, Imqaret or Makroud. The word makrout in Arabic means "diamond shaped", as are these small delights. They originated in Tunisia but have become popular from Algeria to Morocco, and there is even a variation found in Malta.

Makroudh (Date-filled semolina pastry)

Makroudh (Date-filled semolina pastry)

Makroudh is a classic date-filled pastry that is popular in Algeria and Tunisia. It is pan-fried in oil and soaked in honey afterwards.