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Recipes With Course: Appetizer

Crab Claws, My Way

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Crab meat is packed with protein, vitamin B12 and other healthy nutrients. It’s slightly sweet and has no fishy aftertaste that some of us dislike. Crab is sustainable and is supposed to have lower levels of Mercury. I usually buy pre-cooked crab claws, fresh or frozen. Historians believe that crab ...

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Chips or Crisps from Pita or Lebanese Breads

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These chips are so easy to do and so moreish. Once you start eating them you can’t stop! I do them with mainly leftover and old Lebanese bread. They are as nice if done with pita bread. Serve them as a snack or appetiser. They are also perfect to accompany ...

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Polish Beetroot Soup – Barszcz (more commonly known as Borscht)

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This is a favourite soup of my childhood. As a child I did not like soups except for this sweet, sour and bright red beet soup. There are more then one recipes for this soup. The one that my mother usually cooked included meat, bones, cabbage, carrots, leeks, parsley, celery, ...

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Spinach Fatayer (Lebanese Turnovers)

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Fatayers in Lebanon and in the Levant are savoury turnovers or little pies filled with a variety of ingredients such as spinach, other greens, cheese, meat…They are staples of the Lebanese cuisine. The spinach Fatayer which has the form of a triangle is the most popular one and also part ...

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Vegan Stuffed Swiss Chard & Wine Leaves (Or Cabbage Leaves)

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This is a very nice vegan/vegetarian dish, perfect as a starter or a main dish. Usually this version is part of the Lebanese mezze and is eaten at room temperature. If you are using Swiss chard: wash the leaves, remove their stalks then blanch them by plunging them into a ...

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How to Make Labneh (Creamy Yogurt Cheese) and How to Use it

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No one knows exactly when Labneh was first created but it has been eaten in the Levant (Lebanon, Syria, Palestine…) for thousands of years. Labneh is made from strained yogurt which is made from either cow or goat or sheep milk. Greek yogurt is strained, but not as much as ...

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Watermelon and Feta Salad

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We are never sure the watermelon we just bought is going to be really sweet. We may have some hints but nothing is sure. I don’t like to throw good food! Therefore, I decided to make a salad with the watermelon that would be red but not sweet enough. I ...

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Raw Carrot Salad

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It’s the 3rd week of confinement in the UK since the outbreak of the corona virus – Covid19! One vegetable that is plentiful in the supermarkets is the carrot. We are in spring and the weather has warmed up so I thought a carrot salad would be perfect. By the ...

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Cooked Spinach with Tarator (Tahini Sauce)

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I had this idea recently to mix Spinach with Tarator sauce to make my husband eat it without grudging, and change from the classic “spinach & cream” and other recipes. I am glad to tell you that he really liked it! He said that it tasted like Mutabbal (baba Ghanouj)! ...

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Fried Cavolo Nero (Tuscan Kale)

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Cavolo Nero (black kale) is a nice Italian variety of kale, used in Italian cuisine especially that of Tuscany. It is part of the brassica family, such as cabbage, Brussel sprouts, broccoli… Being packed with so many nutrients: lutein, vitamins, minerals, fibre… cavolo Nero or any other kale, should be ...

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