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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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Vegan Stuffed Swiss Chard & Wine Leaves (Or Cabbage Leaves)

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This is a very nice vegan/vegetarian dish, perfect as a starter or a main dish. Usually this version is part of the Lebanese mezze and is eaten at room temperature. If you are using Swiss chard: wash the leaves, remove their stalks then blanch them by plunging them into a ...

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Watermelon and Feta Salad

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We are never sure the watermelon we just bought is going to be really sweet. We may have some hints but nothing is sure. I don’t like to throw good food! Therefore, I decided to make a salad with the watermelon that would be red but not sweet enough. I ...

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Vietnamese & Vegan Rice Vermicelli Salad

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This salad is delightful, fresh and healthy! It can be a simple meal on it’s own or an accompaniment to another dish. The Vietnamese use fish sauce but for this vegan version we will use soy sauce instead. NB: you can replace some of the vegetables and use others, to ...

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Itch – Armenian Bulgur Salad aka Armenian Tabbouleh

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Armenian cuisine is connected to the geographical dispersion of its people. On their exodus, the Armenian diaspora picked new ingredients, new flavours and added them to their original homeland cooking. Thousands of Armenians arrived to Lebanon, when the Ottoman Empire started the massacre of their people, between 1915 and 1917. ...

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Butter Beans Salad

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This is my version of this Lebanese style beans salad. Butter Beans (also known as Lima beans) are large, flat and white dried beans. It’s difficult to find fresh butter beans (and hence the use of dried beans). They have a buttery texture and are a good source of fiber, ...

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Tomato Salad with Tahini Sauce

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While preparing dinner one day, I had this sudden idea of making a tomato salad with tarator* (tahini, lemon and garlic sauce) and herbs, instead of a classic sauce. It came out really good! It was tanguy, flavoursome and a side dish that will go well with everything, especially with ...

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Unbaked Potato Kebbeh – Mashed Potatoes and Burghul (Bulgur)

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Kebbeh is generally made with mince meat and Burghul. The 2 famous Lebanese Kebbeh are: the raw meat Kebbeh and the baked one. But if you want a vegetarian or vegan Kebbeh then follow this recipe. It is also eaten either unbaked or baked! My recipe uses the same ingredients ...

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Fattet Batinjen – Eggplant with Yogurt and Pine Nuts

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This is a classic Lebanese recipe. It is appetizing, distinctive, delicious, healthy and, last but not least, vegetarian. Since it involves frying the eggplants, I would suggest the use of an air fryer. With an air fryer you only coat the eggplants with very little of oil !  And you ...

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Vietnamese Chicken and Rice Vermicelli Salad

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This vietnamese salad is one of my preferred salads. It can be prepared with shredded cooked chicken (e.g. leftover roasted chicken) or, if you prefer, cooked prawns. This salad will be as good if it is only done with fresh vegetables that goes into it such as carrots, mange-tout, cabbage, ...

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