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Recipes from Ingredient: Black pepper

Bulgur, Chickpeas and Spinach Soup

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This is a really awesome and healthy soup. It has great ingredients and can be eaten all year round: hot in winter and at room temperature in summer. The bulgur I use is whole wheat and coarse. As for the chickpeas, I use uncooked ones which were soaked beforehand in ...

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Baked Mixed Vegetables

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Baked mixed vegetables is a great dish because it allows you to have easily your daily requirement of vegetables and is quick to prepare! We all know by now that vegetables are good for our health. They fight inflammation, improve blood pressure, increase our fibre, help our eyes, improve our ...

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Lentils and Sausage Casserole

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For this recipe use green or brown lentils and, if possible, SMOKED turkey or pork sausages such as Kielbasas. It’s a wholesome dish, perfect for midweek meals!

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Grilled Courgettes or Zucchini with Gremolata-like sauce

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For this recipe, I used white courgettes (see photo) but you can use also the green or the yellow ones. It’s a perfect side dish!

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Batata Chtiha – Algerian Potato in Tomato Sauce

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This Algerian potato stew is usually made with a paste of garlic, chili and spices called Dersa. It’s delicious as a vegetarian main or a side dish. NB: I have added some boiled eggs (entirely optional) to make a wholesome dinner dish! The boiled eggs are added at the very ...

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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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French Flat Green Beans Sautéed with Garlic and Parsley

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These French flat greens beans are also known as Romano beans. They are stringless and more flavourful than other varieties. But before sautéing you need to lightly cook them in salty water, according to your taste (crunchy or tender). However, don’t overcook them as they will cook further when they ...

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Sautéed Gem Lettuce

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Gem lettuce is a small and sweet romaine variety. It is usually used raw in salads. Wanting to change from their normal use, I innovated and made this simple but really tasty side dish. If you don’t have Gem lettuce, using romaine hearts should be as good.

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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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