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Baked Aubergine (Eggplant), My Way

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This a delicious and easy dish to prepare! All you need are 3 main Ingredients. Done in more or less 30 minutes in the oven, at 200 degrees Celsius. If you like it spicy hot, smear the aubergine with some Harissa paste before baking. Let’s cook!

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Broccoli and Blue Cheese Soup

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This British soup is creamy, rich, delectable and easy to make. In UK it’s usually made with Stilton, a British creamy blue cheese but if not available you can make it with any other blue cheese! I also tried it with camembert and Brie cheeses and it was as good.

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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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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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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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Potato Salad with Marinated Anchovies

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This French dish is easy to prepare and delicious. It can be served as a starter, a side dish or a light meal. It is eaten slightly warm, at room temperature or cold.

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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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