Middle East Feast Sweet Potato Pizza

I spent last week in London with work and got to spend time with friends in the evenings whilst I was up there. One evening I was tasked with cooking dinner for a few friends, something I always enjoy. The friend I was staying with was vegetarian, which is absolutely fine by me and in fact, I prefer it because in my books that means cheese. Goat’s cheese, in this case. It’s no secret that I love Middle Eastern flavours and I combined all my favourites in the toppings of this pizza, then prayed that it would come out ok. Thankfully it did. I’ve shared the sweet potato base recipe before but I’ll share it here again, to make following the recipe simpler. This year I want to focus on blogging original recipes, so this is a start!

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Tahini, lemon and pomegranate tagliatelle.

Flavour of the week: Without a doubt tahini. The earthy, nutty gem of a paste.

Book of the YEAR: A Homemade Life – Molly Wizenberg. I will write a whole post about this book and her amazing blog ‘Orangette’ soon but having just finished reading this book I am beyond happy, emotional, dying to get in the kitchen and unable to wait months for her next book. I’ll save the rest for my next post. Stay tuned.

This weekend I have spent the weekend in Southampton, the city where I went to university. I stayed with my ex housemate of 4 years Hannah who has been a source of food inspiration throughout my years at university and since, sending me a recipe every now and then that made her think of me. Usually chocolate based, of course. Hannah and I had the best time (well, I did), we went for a wander in the sun, followed by Sprinkles (the best ice cream joint in Southampton) where I had a scoop of hazelnut and a scoop of Ferrero Roche and Hannah had a scoop of mini egg and a scoop of peanut butter topped with hot chocolate sauce. Delicious.

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