I have not always been an adventurous eater.  At all.  And honestly I still struggle.  My first instinct is, mostly “ergh oh god no” because what if I don’t like it and then I have something gross in my mouth and have to spit it out and people are watching?!  WHAT IF!! And I know that our tastes can change, partially because I love to read about food and used to work in psychology.  But also because I have changed my tastes in my adulthood.

My mother used to call me the vegetable hating vegetarian.  She wasn’t wrong.

So when I was looking around for recipes that use feta, well, this *blew* my tiny mind. It’s in Nigella’s most recent but 1, I think – with the perfect pink cover.


For pudding.

With honey.

So if your feta is a bit old but not *too* old, it’s perfect.

I cooked it.  I put it on the plate.  In the kitchen, alone, with the other 2 feta recipes on the table.  I sideeyed the door.  I sniffed it.

Crunchy pastry.  A slight saltiness and lovely sweetness from the honey.  I finished this dish, and I think you’ll finish yours (and that half packet of feta), too.

Recipe is here.

Warm feta and tomato sauce

Serves 2-4
Barely adapted from Rose Prince, ‘Kitchenella’, p128


4 tablespoons olive oil
1 x 400g whole tinned tomatoes
2 pinches dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
Leftover feta (up to 1 whole packet)
1/4 – 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
black pepper

To serve: pitta breads, toasted and dipped.
or flatbreads, or plain tortilla chips


Frying pan
Lid for frying pan
Wooden spoon
Measuring spoons/teaspoon
Chopping board and knife (if cutting up pitta bread)



10m prep
20m cooking




Empty the tomatoes into a bowl and crush them with your hands


Heat the oil until it is *just* beginning to smoke
Pour the tomatoes quickly and place the lid on immediately
LISTEN; as soon as the sizzling dies down, take the lid off
Add oregano & coriander
Simmer for 10 minutes (Simmering: not quite boiling, just how you want a tin of soup to heat)
When the 10 minutes are up, start toasting your pitta breads/warming wraps
Add the feta to the pan and stir gently
When the cheese begins to melt remove from the heat and crack black pepper all over

Serve with bread/tortilla chips

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