Author: Melissa Hemsley

If you’re a fan of shakshuka and huevos rancheros, you’re going to really like this one pan dish for breakfast, brunch or a fast supper. The eggs set in a quick spiced tomato sauce made with cumin, turmeric and ginger. Throw on a handful of watercress and/or coriander for a green fix. ...

This a bit like a risotto mixed with a biryani. It’s one pot, perfect for vegetarians and simple to make. If you haven’t got all the spices but do have garam masala, add 2 tsps of that instead. I always play with spices, herbs and nuts, just swap in whatever you’ve got but don’t skip the crunchy nuts! I...

This lovely lady has moved from NYC with her husband and is living it up in London and she invited me around to her new pad on a boiling hot day to make, what we think, is a cracking good Summer salad. Fried halloumi with raw courgette ribbons, tomatoes, avos, herbs and a simple lime dressing with Katie's incredible extra...

This Sumac & Pomegranate Cup was a recipe I made for The Bake for Syria fundraiser on Columbia Road and went down such a treat with everyone! Refreshingly simple, it's the perfect Summer sipper without the extra sugar. I served it with a dash of Seedlip (non alcoholic spirit) but it works great on it's own or even with a...

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