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Easy Fish Cakes

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I, personally, am not a fish amateur but my husband is. Funnily enough, I love all other kinds of seafood such as crustaceans and molluscs! One of my husband’s favourite food when we go to the restaurant is fish cake. Being in the middle of a pandemic and a lockdown, ...

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Lentils, Swiss Chard and Lemon Soup – Adass Bi Hamod

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This Lebanese vegetarian/vegan soup is a meal on its own! You can eat it in winter, served warm, or in summer, served at room temperature or cold. It’s also a favourite dish during lent. It’s usually served with Lebanese flat bread and a side platter of spring onions, radishes, rocket, ...

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Butternut or Pumpkin Kebbeh (Butternut or Pumpkin Purée with Bulgur wheat)

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This is a vegan and vegetarian recipe par excellence! It’s delicious and nutritious! There are many other varieties of kebbeh in Lebanon. I have already posted another vegan/vegetarian kebbeh on my website, the potato kebbeh. And I have also posted the meat kebbeh, for meat eaters. This butternut/pumpkin kebbeh can ...

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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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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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Prawn or Shrimp Cocktail

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Prawn or shrimp with cocktail sauce is a classic retro starter, introduced in North America in the 20s, and in the 60’s in the U.K. It became a huge culinary success worldwide and still remains nowadays a great treat. In U.K., the sauce is known as Marie Rose sauce and ...

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Mexican beans salad

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This salad is hearty, delicious, nutritious and colourful. It is an excellent meal for vegans and vegetarians as it contains enough protein, fiber, vitamins and minerals. I use cooked dry beans (any type), chickpeas, corn and raw vegetables.

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2 Chickpeas Salads : My Style and Balila

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There are other recipes for chickpeas salads or stews. I will publish them soon so you will have a wider choice for cooking this légume which is high in protein, fiber, vitamins and minerals. ???? The photo and ingredients are for “My Style” chickpeas salad. For hommos “Balila” (Lebanese recipe), use ...

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Cherokee Style Succotash

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This easy and nutritious bean and corn stew is initially a Native American dish. Succotash comes from an Indian word meaning corn. Now it is a staple in many parts of North America and is also popular in South America. The original dish is made with lima beans but it ...

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Lentils Salad and Sautéed Prawns

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Lentils and prawns are two ingredients that are good sources of protein and other beneficial nutrients. Lentils are known to be part of the world’s healthiest foods. They are low in calories and high in vitamins, minerals and fibre. Prawns are also low in calories (low fat) and contain numerous ...

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