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Butter Beans Salad

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This is my version of this Lebanese style beans salad. Butter Beans (also known as Lima beans) are large, flat and white dried beans. It’s difficult to find fresh butter beans (and hence the use of dried beans). They have a buttery texture and are a good source of fiber, ...

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Padron Peppers

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These Spanish sweet and small peppers are so good and so simple to prepare. They are mild in flavour but it is said that one in ten or more could be hot. I have been cooking them for quite sometime but, So far, I have not encountered any hot one. ...

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Mashed Potato and Spinach Salad

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This dish is inspired from an existing Lebanese dish made with mashed potatoes and dressed as a salad. Although it might seem unusual to have mashed potato, mixed with spinach, as a salad, it is really tasty! And the extra fibre from the spinach makes this dish more colourful and ...

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Chickpeas & Sweet Potatoes Curry

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This is a nice and nutritious vegan dish! Serve it with rice or Indian breads such as chapati, naan, paratha…

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Rice Vermicelli, Fresh Spinach and Roasted Peanuts

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This Asian style recipe can be a meal on its own (vegan & vegetarian) or an accompaniment to any meat, poultry or fish dish. I use fresh spinach because it’s easier to mix with the vermicelli. The frozen spinach is too compact. N.B: Spinach can be replaced, for example, by ...

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Guacamole – Mexican Mashed Avocado

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i believe Guacamole, which is made mainly of avocados (native to Mexico), is one of the most famous Mexican dishes. It was created by the ancient Aztecs and is now very popular around the world. Avocados are tasty and known to be of high nutritional value. You can eat Guacamole ...

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Rocket (Arugula or Rucola) Salad with Parmesan

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This peppery plant is full of healthy benefits such as vitamins K, C and A. In addition, it contains fibre, folate and iron. It also contains 2 antioxidants that boost eyesight and protect the macula of your eyes from degeneration! There are 2 types of rocket salad: the common rocket ...

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Potato Salad – Mediterranean Style

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We all know potato salad made with mayonnaise. This version is “healthier”, more colourful and has no mayonnaise. It is good as a vegan meal, on its own, or as an accompaniment to any meat, fish or chicken dish. You can add or replace the herbs that are in this ...

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Roasted Carrots with Dates

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I cooked these carrots for our family on Christmas Eve! Not a shred of carrot was left! Everyone liked it a lot. The idea of roasting them with dates came to me because I had received packets of them from our friends, from UAE and Qatar. I needed to use ...

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Cooked Spinach Salad

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It’s never too much to include spinach, and other greens, quite often in our diets. This inspired recipe has a Lebanese flavour and is really tasty and quick to prepare. In this recipe I use Sumac which is a spice made from ground red berries which grow on a wild ...

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