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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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Chicken Cacciatore – Chicken Hunter-Style

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This Recipe is Italian (Tuscan more precisely). The French have their own version, called “Poulet Chasseur”(same meaning) which is quite similar. I prefer though the Italian one because of some additional ingredients that I like. This dish is usually made with thighs and/or drumsticks, or also a whole chicken cut ...

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Ossobuco & Gremolata (Italian Cross-Cut Shanks)

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Ossobuco is a speciality of Lombard, a region in Italy. The cross-cut shanks (usually veal meat) are cooked with some vegetables, white wine and broth. It is garnished with Gremolata, a mix of parsley, garlic & lemon zest. It is usually served with either polenta or risotto. I like to ...

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Ratatouille with Added Chickpeas

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You certainly have tasted or at least know about this classic French vegetable stew, done with courgettes, aubergines and peppers. In my recipe, I add cooked chickpeas for extra protein, a must for vegans!

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Cauliflower Florets in Tomato Sauce

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To change from the steamed or boiled cauliflower, You can prepare this very healthy vegetable with tomato sauce. To obtain the right taste, you need to fry the cauliflower florets. The best is to airfry with 1 or 2 tbsp of olive oil. If you don’t have an airfryer then ...

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Seafood with Whole Wheat Pasta – Spaghetti Marinara

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Spaghetti Marinara is a classic Italian seafood pasta using a mix of seafood such as prawns, calamari, shelled mussels… usually cooked with a tomato sauce. My recipe uses fresh cherry tomatoes instead. It’s delicious, healthy and quick to prepare!  

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Kafta bil Saynieh – Oven Baked Minced Meat Patties and Vegetables

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This is my version of this very popular and hearty Lebanese dish. Usually, it is made with minced meat (lamb or beef), potatoes and tomatoes. But I always favour the addition of more vegetables. The vegetables I usually add do not have a strong flavour. Therefore, it does not spoil ...

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Frijoles a la Mexicana – Mexican Pinto beans

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Vegetarian “Mexican Pinto Beans” is the perfect nourishing dish that has it all: good taste, essential nutrients, low fat, high fibre and high protein (perfect substitute for meat). Pinto Beans are very popular in Mexico and are a common filling for burritos (wheat tortillas filled with various ingredients). Check my ...

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Moussa’a (Aubergines and Chickpeas in Tomato Sauce)

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Moussa’a means “cold” in Arabic. If you are eggplant lovers, you will love this delicious dish. It is a classic vegetarian Lebanese recipe. It is best when served at room temperature and can keep in the fridge up to 3 days. Accompaniment: Lebanese flat bread, whole pink radishes and spring ...

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Poulet Basquaise (French Basque Chicken Casserole)

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This dish is a speciality of the French Pays Basque, situated in the Pyrénées mountains, between France and Spain. It is easy to cook, rich in colours and full of flavours. The main seasoning in this delicious dish is the “Piment d’Espelette”, a smoky chili pepper which is also a ...

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