POTATO GRATIN

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The holy month of Ramadan is coming to an end & this brings an ache to my heart. Although fasting, cooking tons of food & handling the kinds aren’t easy yet the spirit of this month makes everything smooth.

One of the best side dishes to serve in Ramadan is Potato Gratin; it is a REAL CROWD PLEASER as who can say NO to tender potatoes soaked in a creamy sauce flavored with amazing cheese. Continue reading “POTATO GRATIN”

TOMATO PUREE FOR COOKING

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One of the essentials of everyday cooking is tomato juice/puree. I am one of the people who never used fresh tomato juice because it tastes bland, too acidic & not sweet. I always used canned tomato juice! If you have ever cooked with canned tomato juice, you will know the huge difference I am talking about.

Canned tomato juice has a rich sweet flavorful tomato taste versus the fresh one. The only thing which made fresh tomato juice acceptable for me was adding a decent amount of tomato paste & unfortunately, the taste became too artificial for me.

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PIZZA DOUGH

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I never thought the day would come when I would share a pizza dough recipe! First, I hate working with yeast & second I always believed that pizza should never be made at home! But things change & so do I.

I have been working on this recipe for months; trying almost 70% of all the dough recipes I came across online & all the recipes I was given by my mother’s friends! So the below recipe is mainly bits & pieces from every recipe I tried.

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CHICKEN WITH ROASTED PEPPER SAUCE

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I think by now you can tell I am a BIG fan of roasted peppers; I always have a jar of roasted pepper at hand as I add them to dips, sandwiches, salads, pasta & now chicken!

This dish is very flavorful, easy to prepare & only requires ONE pot. If you have your peppers roasted in advance, this recipe won’t take more than 30 minutes to prepare. Continue reading “CHICKEN WITH ROASTED PEPPER SAUCE”