I have always been a fan of Rubs and especially the Nomu Rubs , I have found a multitude of uses for these fabulous pots of aromatic delishesness (yes thats my word).

Nomu have a special on at the moment which is too good to miss out on, see below

Here are a few of my secret uses...

#1 - For a fabulous salad dressing in minutes

1 tbsp sugar
1 pinch salt
100ml fruit juice( I like orange or cranberry)
1 tbsp lemon juice
2 tbsp olive oil
1 heaped teaspoon of your favourite rub mix

Put all ingredients together in a bottle and shake well.... et Viola!

#2 - For a fabulous Marinade (for chicken - 1 family pack size)

1 Medium Size (about 250ml) Tub Plain Yoghurt
1 tbsp Lemon Juice
1 tbsp of your favourite rub mix

Mix all together and coat your chicken , leave to marinade overnight and either roast , braai or stew with the marinade the next day.

#3 - For a quick no fuss , no mess Egyptian Style 'Dhukka'

50gr Sesame seeds
50gr Sunflower seeds
50gr Pumpkin Seeds
50gr Mixed Nuts
1 tbsp of your favourite rub mix

Mix all together and pour into your food processor and blitz for 5 seconds ( must still be quite coarse in texture) serve in a cute dipping bowl , along with olive oil and freshly baked french loaf.

NB. You can use this as a crust on fish or chicken too.