Lamb Kofta Pies with Chimichurri
Fancy up your lamb fatayer with the addition of mixed herbs and spices from an excellent chimichurri sauce. Finish with a drizzle of tahini
Breaking Bread With Anissa Helou
We talked to Award-winning chef and author, Anissa Helou about her marvellous book; the role of food; her travels; Ramadan dishes and bread
Coffee Almond Basbousa Cheesecake
Basbousa, a traditional Middle-Eastern semolina cake, unites with a coffee-flavoured cheesecake resulting in an East meets West dessert that will delight your family and friends
Shrimp Machboos
The prawn heads are really where all the flavour of the prawn is hidden so use them to make a stock to cook the rice in for this excellent machboos recipe from Al Fanar

Noticeboard

Right on the Button
Soon, all our spinneysFOOD mushrooms will be enriched with Vitamin D and we’re working with Kinoko Farms on this exciting project. Here, we chat to managing partner Raju Sennik, to learn about his forward-thinking and sustainable company
Pretty Little Things
Located just outside Johannesburg in South Africa, Pico-Gro is a sustainable, microgreen farming enterprise that supplies Spinneys with edible flowers. We recently visited its CEO and founder Erika Oberholzer to find out more about her exquisite products
Rich Pickings
Delecta has been supplying Spinneys with premium-quality stone fruit for over a decade. Innovation and developing new varieties of fruit remains at the forefront of its operations

Community

Mum of two, broadcaster and blogger Helen Farmer shares her top tips on battling food wastage with the family
Cookbook author, TV chef and restaurateur Zahra Abdalla is challenging herself to create new recipes using parts of ingredients she’d typically throw away
Emirati restaurant group Al Fanar serves the best local seafood in Dubai. We spoke to marketing manager Faisal Al Marzooqi about the family run business and cooked five delicious recipes with their head chef
A guide on where to dine now

Recipes

Yellow Dal with Spinach and Extra Ginger
If chana dal is what you're used to cooking, make the switch to moong dal. It's every bit as creamy, but lighter and easier to cook because it doesn't require any soaking
Kichri with Garlic, Peas and Spinach
Mira Manek shares her recipe for this classic Indian comfort food. Kichri is light, nutritious and can be tweaked to include any veggie you may have at home
Coconut Gulab Jamuns
The name of this evergreen Indian sweet literally translates to rose berries, which is apt since these dough balls are soaked in a rose-water syrup. Top them with bits of edible gold leaf for an attractive finish
Calamari Salad
When cooking calamari, the rule is to either cook it very quickly for just a few minutes or very very slowly. Serve this calamari salad with a hot mustard dressing like they do at Al Fanar
Mixed Mediterranean Seafood Stew
Celebrate the bounty of the sea with this spicy Mediterranean seafood stew from Al Fanar - a restaurant that serves traditional Emirati dishes
Raspberry, Pomegranate and Mascarpone Pavlova
Dress up a simple Pavlova with bright pops of colour. The mascarpone filling adds an element of richness to this otherwise light dessert

Wellbeing

Live Your Truth
Nina Karnikowski’s Making a Living Living is structured around the stories of 26 inspiring individuals. It will empower you to find your authenticity and show you, that yes, you should dare to dream
Simple Solutions
Mira Manek, author of Prajna: Ayurvedic Rituals for Happiness, shares some of the practices and recipes she’s incorporated into her lifestyle for health and happiness
Healing Harmonies
Cultures around the world have used sound for centuries for its therapeutic properties. We look at why it has suddenly become more mainstream
Exotic Wellness Getaways
Are you looking to get the new year off to a healthy start? These five properties offer attractive packages and out-of-this-world experiences