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Monday, June 30, 2008

it's a wrap


Last Friday, Nabila decided she wants to eat Lamb Kebab. We went to our halal butcher to get some mince lamb and a bag of wraps. Then on to the supermarket to get a bag of baby leaves for salad. It was to be a quick but scrummy meal for 2 girls at home alone.
It is actually very quick. All you ahve to do is chop the herbs and onions, mince the garlic and mix everything. And then to assemble the rest of the meal during the grilling.

To make the kebab you need
500g mince lamb
a handful of thyme - chopped
a handful of parsley - chopped
1 garlic
1 onion - diced into tiny pieces
zest of one lemon
1 tsp ground coriander
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp paprika (you can change this to chili powder but Nabila cannot really stand the heat)
1/2 tsp sumac
salt and pepper to taste
Method:
Mix all the ingredients together. Leave to rest and marinate for about 30 minutes. Shape the meat around and along each skewer. You get about 8. But make sure you really press the meat together so it will hold its shape and cook better. Brush with olive oil. Grill in your oven or on the BBQ.
While the kebab is on the grill, prepare the rest of the feast. Put your salad leaves in a bowl and dress it with a squeeze of lemon and season with salt and pepper. You can drizzle some olive oil if you like. Cut the tomatoes and add to the salad or put it on a separate bowl.
Toast your wrap on a pan. And assemble...
I made some simple yoghurt dressing by mixing some coriander, parseley and mint into a cup of yoghurt and adding some lemon juice, salt and pepper.

Roll your wrap around and eat it like this

For dessert. we had home made vanilla ice cream with strawberries







who said two girls eating alone can't make a great feast eh? When the sun is shining it is fun to eat on the patio laughing, eating and trading stories.
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Friday, June 06, 2008

Lunch is on me


What did you have for lunch today? Did you have a warm lunch or a sandwich? Or maybe you just had some salad or soup? Or a bowl of muesli. Or yoghurt. Or half a melon. The choice ie endless.


We have been growing tomatos in pots for years even when we lived at the apartment. We usually have lettuce leaves too. And herbs. With the prohibitive increasing food prices, I am thinking of growing more and more veggies. Last year we were rewarded with endless carrots, paprikas and zucchini and their flowers despite neglecting the veggie plot.


For lunch today, I had some leftover of chicken korma I made 2 days ago, organic cucumber from my organic box, sambal tempeh which I made in bulk and can be stored at room tempreture for at least a month and the first cherry tomatos from our garden...
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