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Upside Down Baked Peach Pancake

This weekend we had a house full of good friends.  As much as I like to cook for my friends, I don’t like turning into a short-order cook when it comes to cooking breakfast for a crowd.  Instead, I like to make something that comes together easily and all at once so that I can Continue Reading

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Kafta in tahini sauce

I am really late on updating my recipes on the blog. I am posting on Instagram all my recipes step by step in stories and highlights if you wish to have a look. Meanwhile, I will promise I will add all the recipes here!! This recipe is Kafta cooked with a tahini sauce. It can Continue Reading

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Kibbet el raheb

Ingredients:3 cups fine bulgur1 onion grated2 tbsp sumac3 cups floursalt and pepper1/2 tsp of each cinnamon and cumin Filling:1/2 kg onions, slicedoil2 tbsp sumacsalt and pepper1/4 cup chopped walnuts Rinse bulgur then squeeze out excess water.Set aside for half an hour. Rub the bulgur adding 1/4 cup of water gradually. Add the grated onion and Continue Reading

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Beef Shawarma

Ingredients: For the beef marinade: 1 kg sirloin cut into strips 1/3 cup olive oil 1/3 cup vinegar 2 lemons juiced and zested 2 tbsp shawarma spices Tarator sauce:1 garlic clove1/2 cup tahini paste1/4 cup water2 lemons juicedsalt For serving:Sliced tomatoes/sliced pickles/sliced red onions/chopped parsley Start with marinating the beef by whisking the lemon juice, Continue Reading

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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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