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Mozzarella Starters

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We all know the Italian Caprese salad which is made with mozzarella and fresh tomatoes. For a change, I tried other ways of presenting mozzarella. One is with raw courgette noodles and the second is with sun dried tomatoes. These easy to prepare starters are really appreciated by my family ...

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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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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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Fried Cavolo Nero (Tuscan Kale)

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Cavolo Nero (black kale) is a nice Italian variety of kale, used in Italian cuisine especially that of Tuscany. It is part of the brassica family, such as cabbage, Brussel sprouts, broccoli… Being packed with so many nutrients: lutein, vitamins, minerals, fibre… cavolo Nero or any other kale, should be ...

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Itch – Armenian Bulgur Salad aka Armenian Tabbouleh

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Armenian cuisine is connected to the geographical dispersion of its people. On their exodus, the Armenian diaspora picked new ingredients, new flavours and added them to their original homeland cooking. Thousands of Armenians arrived to Lebanon, when the Ottoman Empire started the massacre of their people, between 1915 and 1917. ...

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Baked Lamb Chops, on a Bed of Onions & Potatoes

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This recipe is a simple one-pan meal and a time saver! It is flavourful, perfect for a family gathering and nutritionally balanced when served with some greens on the side. There is only one advisable step to do before cooking the chops which is to marinate them at least for ...

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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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Green or White Cabbage Salad

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This Lebanese salad is refreshing, tangy, garlicky, nutritious and simple to make. The leaves are finely shredded then tossed with olive oil, mashed garlic and lemon juice. Sometimes I like to add to it some more nutrients such as cooked beetroot, tomatoes, peppers or herbs (basil, mint or parsley).

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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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