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Recipes With Course: Main course

Mdardara – Lebanese Rice with Lentils and Caramelised Onions

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I have already posted the recipe of Mjadara which ingredients are the same but not the proportions. Mjadara is made mainly with lentils and only a tiny bit of rice to make the dish creamy whereas this recipe, Mdardara, is a pilaf of cooked rice and cooked lentils topped with ...

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Lebanese Flat bread stuffed with minced lamb and grilled – Arayess Kafta

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The original recipe contains ground lamb but beef or other meats can be also used. I would advise to use some fatty cuts for the mince as it will help keeping the bread from completely drying when grilling and will impart more umami. It’s easy to prepare and quick to ...

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Potato & Chicken Pie

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This recipe is similar to the shepherd’s or cottage pies. Instead of minced meat, it is done with small chunks of chicken (breasts or thighs) or turkey leftovers, and some vegetables. It is particularly convenient for those who like white meat but not red.

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Chicken & Olives Tagine

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Chicken and green olives tagine is best known as a Moroccan dish but originally both the recipe and the earthenware pot in which it is cooked is Berber and, therefore, cooked also in other North African countries. in Algeria, for example, it is known as Tagine Zitoune (the latter is ...

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Spinach, Cheese & Puff Pastry Tart

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It’s a classic combination of fresh or frozen spinach, white cheese (Feta, Akkawi, Nabulsi…) and hard cheese such as gruyère or cheddar. I used the Akkawi and the cheddar cheese. It’s easy to make with ready made puff pastry and it’s ideal for brunch, lunch or light dinner. The best ...

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Authentic Chili Con Carne

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This famous Texan-Mexican dish was the #1 dish on my Tex-Mex restaurant’s menu, in Africa. The name in Spanish means “Chili with meat”. We cooked this spicy stew from scratch and served it in big bowls, with homemade fried tortillas. It’s an ideal dish to serve to family and also ...

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Wholewheat Spaghetti with Smoked Trout, Baby Spinach and Cream

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It’s an elegant and scrumptious dish, yet so simple to make. You can replace the smoked trout with smoked salmon.

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Ramen Soup with Udon Noodles

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Ramen is a Japanese noodle soup. It was invented by Momofuku Ando who was looking for cheap but decent food for the working class. The instant packaged ramen noodles that are often a staple food for students are not really healthy as they lack fibre, protein, some vitamins and minerals ...

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Eggplant and Lamb in Tomato Sauce (Yakhnet Batinjen)

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Aubergine or eggplant is a great source of fibre, vitamins and minerals. It is a versatile vegetable which can be fried, grilled or pickled. This recipe is Lebanese! It is really tasty. It’s one of my husband favourite dishes! It looks like a stew but the two main ingredients are ...

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Coq au Vin (French Braised Rooster or Chicken)

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Coq, in french, means rooster. In the old times, this recipe was applied to cook a rooster (tough bird) by braising it in red wine. But you can make it with any poultry, most commonly chicken. Standard recipes call for red wine but white one can be used at a ...

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