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Chermoula spiced eggplant with beetroot and a Japanese dressing

Imogen Taylor - Tuesday, October 20, 2020

I am happy to find that after a day of roaming, and travel freedoms reclaimed - my creativity has returned to me.

My part of the world has been mostly locked up since March!

 

 

Steamed beetroot drizzled in olive oil with a Japanese tahini and lime dressing.

Served with:

Eggplant slices roasted and flavoured with my Moroccan chermoula spice blend.

The Japanese dressing is a new invention comprising:


Lime juice (from 1 lime)

1 tbs coconut sugar

1 tbsp tamari

1 splash rice wine vinegar 

1 clove garlic

1 tsp Sambal oelek

1 tbsp tahini

1 tbsp sesame oil

Add a few glugs of olive oil as it amalgamates in a high speed blender

Garnish with toasted sesame seeds (for the beetroot), and chopped parsley (for the roasted eggplant)..

 

 

For the love of vegetables..

Imogen Taylor - Friday, July 29, 2016
                

Even in Winter it is rewarding to celebrate Nature's bounty in the form of fruits and vegetables.

I have used the under-rated cauliflower and tossed it in spices; then served it up with an array of lettuces, rocket, and fresh pear, herbs and basil flowers.

This Chermoula spice blend is made up of the warm earthy end of the spice spectrum; which lends itself to root vegetables and Winter cooking generally

   

NB, the warming spices in this instance be turmeric, cumin and paprika (three of fifteen spices I use in this Moroccan blend).

Spices each have different personalities, and different roles to play in any given situation. (I like to think of them as people)!!

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