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Recipes from Ingredient: Garlic

Spaghetti with a « Cheese, Mushrooms, Cherry Tomatoes & Pesto » salsa

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It was a day when I could not decide what to cook that I concocted this sauce. Most of The ingredients chosen had to be used before the “best before” date. And pasta, more precisely spaghetti, is my preferred dish when I am not in the mood of cooking. The sauce ...

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Monkfish in a Red Pepper Paste, Fresh Tomatoes & Sriracha Sauce

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Monkfish is not a pretty fish to look at but cleaned and cooked it becomes quite tasty! It has a sweet taste and a dense texture. It has been nicknamed « poor man’s lobster ». The only part that is used is the tail; therefore you will seldom see it whole at ...

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Rainbow Rice Salad

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Whenever I have leftover rice I love to use it to prepare this « rainbow named » salad which is nutritious, delicious and most of all zesty. I recommend to keep it in the fridge for 1 or 2 hours before serving it. There are no accurate measures of ingredients for this ...

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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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Spinach with Fried Garlic and Caramelised Onions

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We already know that spinach is packed with vitamins and minerals which are essential To a healthy diet. It is a versatile vegetable as it can be eaten raw or cooked and is available fresh or frozen. The recipe herein is Inspired from a Lebanese recipe which includes green chicory ...

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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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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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Stuffed Courgettes, Aubergines and Peppers

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There are a variety of vegetables that can be stuffed with either minced meat or a mix of rice and minced meat; also with rice and herbs in the vegan/vegetarian version. In Lebanon the vegetables used are courgettes, aubergines, sweet peppers, cabbage leaves, vine leaves, Swiss chard leaves, tomatoes and ...

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Clams and Spaghetti Alle Vongole

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The season for clams is now on. Clams are molluscs and live half way buried in the sand of the sea floor. They are very nutritious with many health benefits. They are a lean source of protein and are rich in vitamins and minerals. Before cooking them we have to ...

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Potato and Spinach Medley

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I love and eat every edible green leaf but this does not apply to my husband! He loves vegetables but not green leaves. He will eat them when they are hidden or covered with something else, hence this medley!

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