Tahini Cookies

Tahini Cookies

I have always wondered what to do with tahini, as I find myself having at least half a jar leftover, after making hummus or moutabal (my favourite dips). I have just come back from Oman, where I sampled all kinds of middle eastern dishes (my...

Spicy Pear Compote with Porridge

Spicy Pear Compote with Porridge

This week marks Breakfast Week, a national campaign, which has been running since 2000 to promote the importance of making time to eat breakfast. I too wanted to get involved and share with you my Spicy Pear compote. It is delicious served warm...

Plum Cake: Baking Mad

Plum Cake: Baking Mad

I am always looking for an excuse to bake and was very excited when the Baking Mad team approached me to try some of their recipes. I was sent a hamper of baking goodies, including Allinson flour, Nielsen-Massey vanilla extract...

Welcome Autumn With Chicken Pie

Welcome Autumn With Chicken Pie

Wow! Summer has been and gone far too quickly. And today marks the first official day of Autumn. I have no idea where the time has disappeared, but I am glad to be back on The Spicy Pear, sharing recipes that have inspired me and creating new...

Rum and Almond Date Balls

Rum and Almond Date Balls

These soft and crunch rum and almond date balls are the perfect way to end a dinner party. Healthy and very tasty, the addition of spiced rum quickly transports me to an exotic island in the...

Tandoori Salmon With Mango Salsa

Tandoori Salmon With Mango Salsa

Tandoori salmon is one of my favourite dishes to cook during the week. I can pick up the salmon on my way home from work, coat the fish in the marinade and bake in the oven. No fuss, no bother. And while the fish is cooking, I quickly prepare the...