Honey-slathered, cumin and chilli roasted pumpkin, slung together with barley, chives and parmesan. A deconstructed risotto of sorts. Easy autumn fare.
Two recipes in one: a warm, chunky caponata-style salad of eggplant, zucchini, tomato, red onion, olives and fresh herbs; and a chilli bean dish with caponata-style vegies. Take one or both and you’ve got a peasant’s feast in no time at all. Serve the salad as a side or the beans as a main. Warming autumnal fare.
Traditionally served in Persia to bring good luck for the new year, this is a simple soup of beans, grains, noodles and herbs. A fragrant broth spiced with tumeric, cumin, chilli, pepper and lime. Hearty but not heavy, comforting but healthy. A perfect meal not just for celebration, but recuperation from world-weariness. It satisfies the core. Based on 101 Cookbooks’ adaptation of Greg and Lucy Malouf’s recipe from Saraban: A chef’s journey through Persia.
Perhaps I jinxed things with overzealous descriptions of a return to normalcy. Tonight, along with most people around Australia, I’m anxious as cyclone Yasi – tipped to be the worst storm ever to hit Australia – will hit the North Queensland coast. The second unprecedented severe weather event to hit my subtropical adopted state in [...]