Flavor – Sabrina Ghayour – Cookbook Giveaway

Enter our US & Canada giveaway to win one of three copies of Flavor by Sabrina Ghayour.

Sabrina Ghayour’s latest cookbook shares over 100 recipes resulting in a collection of simple, delicious, crowd-pleasing recipes with a Middle-Eastern twist. As with all of Sabrina’s books – this one is a keeper and filled with dishes that will inspire and bring exciting flavors to your table.

This title is one of our featured books in the Eat Your Books Cookbook Club for April along with any recipe from any of Sabrina’s titles.

The publisher has shared the following recipes for our Members to try now along with this online recipe: Halloumi airbags.

Spice-roasted butternut & black rice salad
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Big salads are among some of my favorite recipes to make. I’m not talking about limp, overdressed lettuce leaves. I mean substantial, flavorful combinations. Butternut squash has a natural sweetness and means you can throw so many bold flavors and spices at it and it just balances them out beautifully.

Serves 6 to 8

  • 2¼ lb butternut squash, peeled, halved, seeded, and cut into ½-inch slices
  • olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 ½ cups black rice
  • 1 large red onion, finely chopped
  • ¾ cup dried cranberries
  • ½ cup flaked almonds
  • 1 ½ cups pomegranate seeds
  • 1 small pack (about 1oz) of flat-leaf parsley, leaves finely chopped
  • Maldon sea salt flakes and freshly ground black pepper
  • For the dressing
  • 3 tablespoons pomegranate molasses
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons honey or maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon vegan red wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Preheat the oven to 425°F. Line a large baking pan with parchment paper.

Place the pieces of squash on the lined pan and drizzle generously with olive oil. Mix the spices together and sprinkle over the pieces, then use your hands to evenly coat them in the oil and spice mix. Arrange the pieces in a single layer, season with salt and pepper, and roast for 40 minutes or until starting to brown on the edges. Remove from the oven and let cool.

Cook the rice following the package directions, then rinse in cold water until cooled. Then drain and set aside.

Mix the onion, cranberries, flaked almonds, pomegranate seeds, and parsley (reserving a little for garnish) in a bowl, then add the rice. Mix the dressing ingredients together, pour over the salad, and stir in. Season generously with salt and pepper, mix again, and let rest for 15 minutes. Stir again, taste, and adjust the seasoning if desired. Serve with the roasted butternut arranged on top, scattered with the reserved parsley.

Spicy tahini & honey-roasted aubergines 
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Since adopting this technique, I have glazed eggplants with every conceivable kind of sauce you could imagine. This method is so incredibly good for cooking eggplants that it should give you the confidence to experiment with other flavors, and I would encourage you to do just that. But while you’re here, this is a fantastic combination of ingredients that gives a rich, nutty, and chewy surface when slightly cooled. I ask you, what’s not to love about that?

Makes 4

  • 2 large eggplants
  • ¼ cup garlic oil
  • 3 tablespoons tahini
  • 2 tablespoons honey (if vegan, use maple syrup)
  • 1 teaspoon garlic granules
  • 1 teaspoon pul biber chile flakes
  • Maldon sea salt flakes and freshly ground black pepper

Preheat the oven to 400°F. Line a baking pan with parchment paper.

Using a sharp knife, cut the eggplants in half lengthwise, then score a criss-cross pattern in the cut sides and place, cut-side up, on the lined pan. Brush the scored flesh of each half with the garlic oil and roast for 30 minutes or until cooked through.

Meanwhile, mix together the tahini, honey (or maple syrup), garlic granules, pul biber, and a generous amount of salt and pepper in a small bowl until smooth.

Remove the eggplants from the oven, divide the tahini mixture between the halves, and spread it all over each surface. Roast for a further 10 to 12 minutes until lovely and golden brown on the surface. Remove from the oven and serve.

Recipes excerpted from Flavor by Sabrina Ghayour, Publisher: Aster.

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  • Babycarrot  on  March 14, 2024

    curried cheese and potato puffs

  • ravensfan  on  March 14, 2024

    Pistachio pasta salad with tomatoes, olives & red onion

  • matag  on  March 14, 2024

    Butterflied lamb with tahini garlic yogurt

  • eveaway  on  March 14, 2024

    ‘Hummus’ salad (p.22)

  • Kristjudy  on  March 14, 2024

    Butterflied lamb

  • sayeater  on  March 14, 2024

    Have no idea how I could just pick one but here we go anyway: Warm orzo, black-eyed bean & herb sa

  • akrupnick  on  March 14, 2024

    Halloumi airbags sound intriguing!

  • Jillyb3  on  March 14, 2024

    This sounds delicious and has the best name! Halloumi airbags 😀

  • dadekian  on  March 14, 2024

    Taas Kabab

  • miggsy  on  March 14, 2024

    Curried potato salad.

  • lean1  on  March 14, 2024

    Watermelon, chicory and ricotta salad sounds good.

  • TSQ  on  March 14, 2024

    Sweet potao & chickpea balls (page 86)

  • dataentrytard  on  March 14, 2024

    I would like to prepare the pistachio pasta salad with tomatoes, olives and red onion.

  • rmpostonmfandt  on  March 14, 2024

    I would love to make the lamb and coriander dumplings. I looooove lamb!

  • hillsboroks  on  March 15, 2024

    Cabbage with Tamarind, Maple and Black Pepper Butter

  • roxlet  on  March 15, 2024

    Curried potato salad

  • Su2cool  on  March 15, 2024

    Haloumi air bags will be a surprise for my family, always looking for something new

  • darlingc  on  March 15, 2024

    Spiced lamb & potato stew

  • davisesq212  on  March 15, 2024

    I would try the Harissa, tahini & lamb spaghetti first.

  • contrarywise  on  March 15, 2024

    So many tempting recipes! I want to try the Warm orzo, black-eyed bean & herb salad for a new spin on ingredients I usually have on hand.

  • virjeania  on  March 15, 2024

    Ras el hanout sticky spatchcock poussin

  • BMeyer  on  March 15, 2024

    pistachio pasta salad and butterflied lamb

  • LaurenE  on  March 15, 2024

    Butterflied lamb with tahini garlic yogurt

  • smooresunday  on  March 15, 2024

    The Chicken schwarma salad sounds great and like a perfect weeknight meal!

  • sprinkleseeds  on  March 15, 2024

    Aegean Giant couscous salad

  • stahl_amy  on  March 15, 2024

    The butternut squash and black rice recipe has my name all over it!

  • debbiehb  on  March 15, 2024

    Curried potato salad

  • rosyannposy  on  March 15, 2024

    Bhaji buns sound yummy. So many delicious looking recipes.

  • demomcook  on  March 15, 2024

    Nut butter noodles

  • FrenchCreekBaker  on  March 16, 2024

    Tea, cranberry, orange & macadamia shortbreads

    But actually ANY. Book looks great!

  • JoanLM  on  March 16, 2024

    Spicy Tahini & Honey-Roasted Aubergines! I have been experimenting with Middle Eastern and African flavors lately.

  • megotducktape  on  March 16, 2024

    Spiced coconut chicken & noodle stew

  • CapeCodCook  on  March 16, 2024

    Spicy Tahini and Honey Roasted Aubergines

  • Lora724  on  March 16, 2024

    Curried cheese & potato puffs

  • sarahawker  on  March 16, 2024

    Bhaji buns

  • clairew137  on  March 17, 2024

    Curried cheese and potato puffs

  • LeMinou  on  March 17, 2024

    Pistachio potato salad

  • rkosully  on  March 18, 2024

    I would first like to try the warm orzo, black-eyed bean & herb salad.

  • ktrum7  on  March 19, 2024

    spice roasted butternut & black rice salad

  • MollyDT  on  March 19, 2024

    Chicken shawarma salad!

  • sarahteertzah  on  March 19, 2024

    Lamb & coriander dumplings

  • michalow  on  March 19, 2024

    The halloumi, blood orange & pistachio rocket salad sounds like a good place to start.

  • maria411  on  March 19, 2024

    butterflied lamb

  • Shelley.b  on  March 20, 2024

    sweet potato and chickpea balls

  • janv  on  March 20, 2024

    Nut Butter Noodles

  • Laura1  on  March 23, 2024

    Curried potato salad

  • kmwyman  on  March 23, 2024

    sweet potato and chickpea balls

  • CatsintheKitchen  on  March 23, 2024

    Spiced lamb & potato stew

  • infotrop  on  March 24, 2024

    Feta, basil & strawberry cheesecake cups

  • scoutycat  on  March 26, 2024

    hummus salad

  • tucsonsandy  on  March 27, 2024

    curried cheese and potato puffs

  • ramyaviv  on  March 27, 2024

    Hard to choose just one – but the Bean & Feta Patties sound particularly lush!

  • teaandmangoes  on  March 27, 2024

    Chicken Shawarma Salad.

  • TBipp  on  March 27, 2024

    Aegean Giant Couscous Salad

  • MissKoo  on  March 27, 2024

    Tamarind Chicken Wings

  • THEREIS21MEALSINAWEEK  on  March 28, 2024

    This book looking a interesting.

  • Torontocook  on  March 28, 2024

    Pistachio Pasta Salad!

  • rchesser  on  March 28, 2024

    Pistachio Pasta salad.

  • smrc  on  March 28, 2024

    I brought home a tagine from Morocco and will be trying Chicken, apricot, orange & almond tagine (page 91) first.

  • oduong930  on  March 28, 2024

    Butterflied lamb

  • Leonard5854  on  March 28, 2024

    roasted aubergines with spicy peanut sauce

  • Sfgordon  on  March 30, 2024

    Cabbage with tamarind, maple & black pepper butter

  • MoCooks  on  March 30, 2024

    Harissa, broccoli AND black rice? Count me in for this anytime.

  • antpantsii  on  April 2, 2024

    Curried cheese and potato puffs sound great

  • GreenhouseCheryl  on  April 2, 2024

    Warm orzo, black-eyed bean & herb salad

  • elysedc  on  April 3, 2024

    Layered vegetable & feta bake

  • cnew111  on  April 3, 2024

    spiced lamb and potato stew. i still have never bought and prepared any lamb meals

  • avonleajules  on  April 5, 2024

    halloumi airbags, love halloumi

  • naturelle  on  April 5, 2024

    The recipe from Flavor that I would like to try first is:
    Nectarine, Halloumi & Cucumber Salad with Cashews.
    Kindest regards,

  • mhandakas  on  April 5, 2024

    Spice-roasted butternut & black rice salad sounds delicious and I happen to have all the ingredients in my fridge and pantry, so it’s happening today!

  • hangryviking  on  April 8, 2024

    The kids’ chicken korma

  • Laluzdelaluna  on  April 10, 2024

    Spicy prawn fritters

  • laurencooks  on  April 11, 2024

    Sweet & fragrant mushroom salad, yes please!

  • Karla123  on  April 12, 2024

    Spice-roasted potatoes with tomato, pepper & harissa sauce!

  • stevestroud  on  April 12, 2024

    Spice-roasted butternut & black rice salad

  • natchor8  on  April 14, 2024

    Chicken shawarma salad

  • teamkies  on  April 14, 2024

    Mama ghanoush

  • JenjiD  on  April 19, 2024

    Spice-roasted butternut & black rice salad

  • t.t  on  April 19, 2024

    Chicken shawarma salad

  • banba1  on  April 19, 2024

    Curried cheese & potato puffs — I mean .. curry, cheese AND potato? Sign me up!

  • JACQUELINEM  on  April 21, 2024

    Butterflied Lamb.

  • Teriosityb  on  April 21, 2024

    Those eggplant look delicious!

  • Ljhfike  on  April 23, 2024

    Sweet & fragrant mushroom salad

  • Kate2348  on  April 23, 2024

    Halloumi Airbags.

  • klrclark  on  April 25, 2024

    Chicken Shwarma Salad

  • minbody  on  April 25, 2024

    Curried cheese and potato puffs

  • ChicagoJen  on  April 25, 2024

    ‘Hummus’ salad

  • hibeez  on  April 26, 2024

    Tamarind chicken wings.

  • takemori  on  April 27, 2024

    Afghani polow, please!

  • Jnr2389  on  April 29, 2024

    I would try the Aegean giant couscous salad first!

  • JenjiRM  on  April 29, 2024

    Chicken shawarma salad!

  • betsyradelow  on  April 30, 2024

    Spicy tahini & honey-roasted aubergines

  • AirWaWa  on  May 4, 2024

    Nectarine, halloumi & cucumber salad with cashews

  • trudys_person  on  May 5, 2024

    Lamb and coriander dumplings, and Lime, coconut and coriander loaf cake for dessert!

  • Bake4one  on  May 7, 2024

    Curried potato salad

  • TazinaTlo  on  May 7, 2024

    Curried potato salad

  • Dannausc  on  May 10, 2024

    My platter of dreams

  • Judegreb  on  May 10, 2024

    Curried potato SALAD!

  • RuthGo  on  May 10, 2024

    Some of the salads sound wonderful, the roasted veggie and bean salad or the tuna, tomato and borlotti bean salad. Especailly now in the summer.

  • cljones  on  May 10, 2024

    Spicy tahini & honey-roasted aubergines

  • porcupines  on  May 10, 2024

    The halloumi, blood orange, pistachio, and rocket salad sounds yummy!

  • dduvall  on  May 10, 2024

    Halloumi airbags. I love that cheese!

  • tucsonsandy  on  May 13, 2024

    Olive oil cake

  • Pizzacat13  on  May 13, 2024

    Pistachio & Chocolate Dream Cake!

  • RSW  on  May 14, 2024

    Nectarine, halloumi & cucumber salad with cashews

  • hibeez  on  May 14, 2024

    Halloumi, blood orange & pistachio rocket salad.

  • laurenodell  on  May 20, 2024

    Halloumi airbags!

  • love2chow  on  May 23, 2024

    Tamarind chicken wings

  • Judegreb  on  May 24, 2024

    I need to learn to cook Eggplant!

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