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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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Spinach, Cheese & Puff Pastry Tart

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It’s a classic combination of fresh or frozen spinach, white cheese (Feta, Akkawi, Nabulsi…) and hard cheese such as gruyère or cheddar. I used the Akkawi and the cheddar cheese. It’s easy to make with ready made puff pastry and it’s ideal for brunch, lunch or light dinner. The best ...

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Authentic Chili Con Carne

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This famous Texan-Mexican dish was the #1 dish on my Tex-Mex restaurant’s menu, in Africa. The name in Spanish means “Chili with meat”. We cooked this spicy stew from scratch and served it in big bowls, with homemade fried tortillas. It’s an ideal dish to serve to family and also ...

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Smashed Potatoes, My Way

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You will love these potatoes. They are crispy, garlicky, buttery, peppery and damn delicious! And they are perfect to accompany any main dish. The addition of shredded mushrooms will add more umami and crisp to this dish.

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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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Eggplant and Lamb in Tomato Sauce (Yakhnet Batinjen)

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Aubergine or eggplant is a great source of fibre, vitamins and minerals. It is a versatile vegetable which can be fried, grilled or pickled. This recipe is Lebanese! It is really tasty. It’s one of my husband favourite dishes! It looks like a stew but the two main ingredients are ...

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Coq au Vin (French Braised Rooster or Chicken)

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Coq, in french, means rooster. In the old times, this recipe was applied to cook a rooster (tough bird) by braising it in red wine. But you can make it with any poultry, most commonly chicken. Standard recipes call for red wine but white one can be used at a ...

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Green Bell Pepper and Chorizo

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Green Pepper & Chorizo is quick to cook and ideal when served as a tapas or a side dish.

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