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Recipes from Ingredient: Tomato paste

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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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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Pilaf of Bulgur and Vegetables (Bulgur Abour)

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The Armenian name of this dish is Bulgur Abour. Bulgur is wheat which is boiled then dried and cracked. Therefore, when soaked, the bulgur does not need to be cooked to be soft. One cup of dry bulgur makes about 2 cups of soaked or cooked bulgur. For this pilaf ...

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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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White Beans Soup

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This bean soup is hearty, nutritious and delicious. Perfect on a cold day! Beans are legumes, known to be rich in vitamins, minerals and fibre. Most of all, they are rich in vegetarian protein and, therefore, a good replacement for meat for vegans and vegetarians. In this recipe, I used ...

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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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Butter Beans and Lamb Chops Stew with Vermicelli Rice

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This is one of my preferred Lebanese stews. Butter beans and lamb chops are not a must. You can use instead cannellini, pinto or kidney beans, and any lamb or beef cut. I always make this stew with dry beans that have been soaked in water overnight then cooked on ...

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