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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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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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Baked Aubergine (Eggplant), My Way

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This a delicious and easy dish to prepare! All you need are 3 main Ingredients. Done in more or less 30 minutes in the oven, at 200 degrees Celsius. If you like it spicy hot, smear the aubergine with some Harissa paste before baking. Let’s cook!

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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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Sautéed Gem Lettuce

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Gem lettuce is a small and sweet romaine variety. It is usually used raw in salads. Wanting to change from their normal use, I innovated and made this simple but really tasty side dish. If you don’t have Gem lettuce, using romaine hearts should be as good.

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Mdardara – Lebanese Rice with Lentils and Caramelised Onions

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I have already posted the recipe of Mjadara which ingredients are the same but not the proportions. Mjadara is made mainly with lentils and only a tiny bit of rice to make the dish creamy whereas this recipe, Mdardara, is a pilaf of cooked rice and cooked lentils topped with ...

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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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