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Mozzarella Starters

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We all know the Italian Caprese salad which is made with mozzarella and fresh tomatoes. For a change, I tried other ways of presenting mozzarella. One is with raw courgette noodles and the second is with sun dried tomatoes. These easy to prepare starters are really appreciated by my family ...

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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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Baked Lamb Chops, on a Bed of Onions & Potatoes

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This recipe is a simple one-pan meal and a time saver! It is flavourful, perfect for a family gathering and nutritionally balanced when served with some greens on the side. There is only one advisable step to do before cooking the chops which is to marinate them at least for ...

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Fresh Mushrooms, 3 ways

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There are many edible varieties of Mushrooms. They are classified as fungi (not vegetables). The most used ones are the white Button and brown mushrooms. They are a rich source of vitamins and minerals and we should include them often in our diets. Whilst raw mushrooms may be beneficial (in ...

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Ratatouille with Added Chickpeas

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You certainly have tasted or at least know about this classic French vegetable stew, done with courgettes, aubergines and peppers. In my recipe, I add cooked chickpeas for extra protein, a must for vegans!

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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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Pan Fried Flattened Sardines

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For this dish, you need to have fresh sardines. Medium sized sardines would be best! Sardines are amongst the healthy oily fish we should eat at least twice a week. And, last but not least, they are one of the cheapest fish you will find on the market.

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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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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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