Lime, Yoghurt and Coriander Chilli Sauce

Chilli is often served as a condiment in Somali cuisine and rarely added to the dish. This makes Somali food perfect for those who like flavour without the heat, but for those who like it hot—the more the chilli the better!

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Oats, Honey and Chia Seeds Porridge (Mushaali)

Oats are packed with nutritional goodness. They are rich in vitamins and minerals and great for lowering blood pressure. Oats also help manage weight loss as they are full of soluble fibre that keep you satisfied for longer.

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Zaatar Chicken

This tangy, zesty chicken dish is big on flavour and easy to prepare.  Zaatar, a middle eastern spice mix which contains thyme, basil, oregano, sumac and sesame seeds, is the main spice I have used. If you don’t have zaatar use a mix of the herbs you can find.

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Date, Cardamom and Banana Smoothie

Dates are a favourite food in our household during the month of Ramadan when we fast from dawn to dusk. So I thought I would incorporate it into a smoothie for a healthy drink.

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Cabbage and Carrot Curry

I love the way the simple addition of turmeric, ginger and mustard seeds turns the humble cabbage into a colourful and aromatic dish.

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Vegan Brown Rice Pilaf (Bariis Dalac)

Brown rice has never really been part of my diet, but after trying this delicious dish I knew it was going to be a regular part of my culinary repertoire. Its nutty goodness is a bonus too.

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