This healthy dose of fibre and flavour is perfect for getting your day started right.
An aromatic North African-style casserole, richly flavoured with dried fruits and warmly spiced with ginger and cinnamon. The sweetness of the honey tempers the fiery harissa, and chickpeas add high-fibre carbohydrate to the dish.
Couscous makes a brilliant base for a quick salad, as it needs only a brief soaking in hot stock (or water). Here it is combined with chickpeas, dates, oranges and pistachios for a Middle Eastern-style vegetarian dish.
Large beefsteak tomatoes make tasty, juicy containers for a spicy dried fruit and nut couscous mixture, served with creamy yogourt.
Their natural sweetness makes dates an excellent ingredient for desserts, cakes and chutneys. Here they are cooked until thick and smooth with an apple and aromatic spices, then blended with cream cheese to make a sweet and spicy dip for fresh fruits and vegetables. This also makes a great spread for toast, scones and muffins.