There comes a time when you really get into your cookbooks, like cooking more than 1 recipe from 1 cookbook?!

I have been really enjoying the Ottolenghi cookbook “Simple” for more than one dinner lately. The recipes are really simple, not too gourmet and basic well-stocked pantries will have most of the ingredients.

At the end of our 7 days of groceries last week, we had cauliflower and some frozen fish as the centerpieces of a dinner. I turned to Simple for inspiration.

I found the Chile fish with Tahini( pg 250) fit the bill.

Other than subbing canned tomatoes for the fresh called for in the recipe, the fish dish was simple and delicious and certainly jazzed up boring white pacific cod fillets.

We also made the Whole Roasted Cauliflower found on page 94. The basting is necessary to brown the cauliflower over its 1 ½ hour roasting time. The result is unbelievably tasty…dipped in green tahini sauce with lemon and salt it’s a total winner!

We added a green salad with a few leftover greens and lemon vinaigrette for a very satisfying middle eastern style dinner.

You an find the cookbook on the Indigo site or on Amazon books. Also, both these recipes are available on the internet if you search Ottolenghi and the recipe name.