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Muhamarra – Roasted Walnuts and Red Peppers Dip and Spread

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Muhamarra is a delicious dip made mainly of roasted walnuts, red peppers & breadcrumbs. It originated in Aleppo and is widely used in both Syrian and Lebanese Mezzehs! It’s also a delicious spread and a nice accompaniment to grilled meat dishes! The name means « reddened » in Arabic and it comes ...

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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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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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Hummus Musabaha – Warm & Chunky Chickpeas in Tahini Sauce

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The main ingredients of this Lebanese and Levantine dish are the same as the regular smooth hummus but different in : 1) texture: one part of the cooked chickpeas are crushed into chunky pieces and the other part left whole. 2) presentation: the chickpeas are “swimming” (Arabic name of this ...

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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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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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Potato & Chicken Pie

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This recipe is similar to the shepherd’s or cottage pies. Instead of minced meat, it is done with small chunks of chicken (breasts or thighs) or turkey leftovers, and some vegetables. It is particularly convenient for those who like white meat but not red.

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Chicken & Olives Tagine

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Chicken and green olives tagine is best known as a Moroccan dish but originally both the recipe and the earthenware pot in which it is cooked is Berber and, therefore, cooked also in other North African countries. in Algeria, for example, it is known as Tagine Zitoune (the latter is ...

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Ladies’ Fingers or Okra in Tomato Sauce – Bemieh Bil Zeit

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This vegetable is also known as Gombo in West Africa. It has many health benefits such as vitamins A and C and is also a good source of magnesium. It’s a common ingredient in some creole and Cajun dishes. It’s not liked by everyone because of the “slime” that generates ...

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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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