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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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Skate Fish Wings Sautéed with Herbs

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Skate fish wings are delicious, meaty and easy to cook. Once cooked, they are flaky and have a nutty flavour like crab meat! It’s one of my husband’s favourite fish!

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Rose Petals 🥀 Jam

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For this jam I used the rose petals that you see in the picture. In Lebanon and other parts of the Middle East they use Damask rose, which is dark pink and fragrant. As its name suggests, it was first discovered in Syria. But you can use petals of any ...

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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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Sun Dried Fig Jam (Lebanese Style)

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When I was a young girl living in Lebanon, I would see our neighbours, at the end of summer, drying whole fresh figs in the sun on big straw mats, covered with muslin. Dehydrated figs are easy to store and they make wonderful snacks and delicious jams. One can make ...

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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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Wholewheat Spaghetti with Smoked Trout, Baby Spinach and Cream

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It’s an elegant and scrumptious dish, yet so simple to make. You can replace the smoked trout with smoked salmon.

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Salad of mashed potatoes – Batata Mutabbaleh

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This is another Lebanese recipe, unusual in its form but so tasty and simple to make. When I first prepared this dish for my British husband, he was surprised that it had to be eaten cold or at room temperature and not pipping hot😊! It is served as a side ...

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