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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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Kedgeree (Rice & Prawns) – Or (Rice & Roasted Butternut Squash)

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Kedgeree is a British dish with Indian roots. The “Larousse Gastronomique” explains that this dish originated from a concoction of spiced lentils, rice, fried onions and ginger known as Khichiri, dating back to the 14th century and eaten across India. The early colonists developed a taste for it and over ...

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Fresh Mushrooms, 3 ways

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There are many edible varieties of Mushrooms. They are classified as fungi (not vegetables). The most used ones are the white Button and brown mushrooms. They are a rich source of vitamins and minerals and we should include them often in our diets. Whilst raw mushrooms may be beneficial (in ...

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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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Potato Wedges, Bell Peppers and Chorizo Picante

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This is a simple but very tasty dish which uses potato as its main ingredient and is ideal as a side dish or a light meal. For a vegetarian meal, just omit the chorizo sausage and use 1 tsp of hot smoked paprika instead.

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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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Fattet Batinjen – Eggplant with Yogurt and Pine Nuts

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This is a classic Lebanese recipe. It is appetizing, distinctive, delicious, healthy and, last but not least, vegetarian. Since it involves frying the eggplants, I would suggest the use of an air fryer. With an air fryer you only coat the eggplants with very little of oil !  And you ...

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Cabbage, mince meat, rice and chickpeas casserole

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Instead of making stuffed cabbage rolls, I thought of this lazy way of alternating layers of cabbage leaves and stuffing (rice and meat mince), then top the last layer with tomato sauce and cooked chickpeas.  

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Brown Sayadieh – Fish and Rice Casserole

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This is a classic Lebanese dish, prepared mainly with fish and rice. The recipe calls for whole white fish, but you can substitute with fish fillets and ready made fish stock. For the simpler family version you can omit the toppings of toasted pine nuts and almonds and the decoration ...

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