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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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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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Ramen Soup with Udon Noodles

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Ramen is a Japanese noodle soup. It was invented by Momofuku Ando who was looking for cheap but decent food for the working class. The instant packaged ramen noodles that are often a staple food for students are not really healthy as they lack fibre, protein, some vitamins and minerals ...

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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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Polish Beetroot Soup – Barszcz (more commonly known as Borscht)

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This is a favourite soup of my childhood. As a child I did not like soups except for this sweet, sour and bright red beet soup. There are more then one recipes for this soup. The one that my mother usually cooked included meat, bones, cabbage, carrots, leeks, parsley, celery, ...

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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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Creamy Baked Vegetables

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This recipe is ideal to make you and your family eat 5 vegetables in one go, with a nice creamy sauce, all oven baked. I saw the initial recipe in a magazine and it looked appetising enough to try it. But I did not have all the ingredients (because of ...

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