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Kafta w batata or lebanese kafta and potatoes

Ingredients: For the Kafta patties:500g minced meat1/4 cup chopped parsley1 onion chopped1/2 tsp salt1/2 tsp allspice1/4 tsp cinnamon 2 large potatoes3 tomatoes1 big onion1 cup tomato juice diluted with 1/2 cup watersalt and pepperOil Make the kafta by mixing the meat, parsley, onion, and spices in a food processor.When done, form patties. Put some oil Continue Reading

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Baked chicken and potatoes

Ingredients: 4 chicken filets cut into strips 3 potatoes cut into wedges 1 tbsp grainy mustard 1 lemon juiced 1 tsp oregano 1 tsp paprika 3 tbsp Oil Salt and pepper 4 garlic cloves mashed Marinate the chicken strips with the grainy mustard, oil, garlic, salt and pepper, lemon juice, oregano and paprika. Meanwhile, parboil Continue Reading

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Classic Lasagna

Ingredients: 1 tbsp oil 1 big onion, finely chopped 4 garlic cloves, minced 1/2 kg ground beef mince 700g passata or tomato puree 3 tbsp tomato paste 1 beef or vegetable bouillon cube, crushed 1 tsp each dried oregano and basil salt and pepper White bechamel:4 tbsp butter4 tbsp flour4 cups milk Shredded 4 cheese Continue Reading

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Chicken Stroganoff

Ingredients: 2 kg chicken filets cut into strips 2 cups chopped mushrooms 1 cup chicken broth 1 onion chopped 2 garlic cloves minced 20 cl heavy cream 1 tsp grainy mustard 1 bay leaf butter and oil Salt and pepper Heat some oil and butter in a pan and saute the mushrooms until brown. When Continue Reading

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Balila

Ingredients: 2 cups cooked chickpeas 3 clove garlic, crushed 1/2 cup olive oil 1 tsp cumin 1 tsp saltRoasted pine nuts In a pot, heat some oil, add the minced/pounded garlic and the cumin. Cook for only 30 seconds as we dont want the garlic to burn. Add the cooked chickpeas. Add 1/4 cup olive Continue Reading

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Roasted cauliflower and lentil salad

Ingredients: 1 cup green lentils 1 head cauliflower 1/2 cup raw almond sticks or pine nuts 1 cup baby spinach or rocket leaves Olive oil 1/4 tsp cumin 1/4 tsp ginger 1/4 tsp allspice Vinaigrette3 tbsp tahini3 tbsp lemon juice1 tsp honey2 tbsp water1 tbsp olive oilsalt and pepper Roast the almonds, set aside.Cook the Continue Reading

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Lebanese Potato souffle

Ingredients: 1.5 kg potatoes 1/2 cup milk 2 tbsp butter salt and pepper 1 onion diced 250 g minced beef Boil the potatoes, drain then mash them with milk, butter salt and pepper. Divide the mixture in half. Spoon half of the mixture in a baking tray. Meanwhile, cook the onion with some oil, add Continue Reading

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Fish fillets in tahini sauce

Ingredients For the sauce 4 cloves garlic 1 teaspoon salt1/2 cup tahini 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice 1/2 cup cold water For the fish and marinade 1 1/2 pounds firm-fleshed skinless fish fillets,3 tbsp olive oil 3 tbsp lemon juice3 tbsp finely chopped lemon zest 1 1/2 tsp ground cumin salt and pepperRoasted pine nuts Continue Reading

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Mediterranean chicken with artichokes

Ingredients: 1 onion, diced 3 garlic cloves, minced mushrooms, sliced 12 cherry tomatoes, halved 1 can artichoke hearts, quartered 4 chicken breasts, sliced frresh spinach, a couple of handfuls 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar 1 tsp dried mint 1 tsp orgenao 2 tbsp fresh basil, chopped for garnish salt and pepper to taste In a large Continue Reading

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Eggplant and zucchini bulgur pilaf

Ingredients: 1 kg eggplant cubed 1/2 kg zucchini cubed 1 onion chopped 4 garlic cloves minced 1 tsp tomato paste 4 tomatoes chopped 2 cups coarse bulgur 4 cups water 1 tsp paprika 1 tsp cumin salt and pepper Heat oil in a pot and saute the eggplant cubes. When browned, set aside.Saute in the Continue Reading

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