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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FATTOUSH SALAD

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Summer is almost here & refreshing salads’ season will start! Grilled protein & a big bowl of salad will be all what you need for a delicious light lunch.

Although I am in love with making all kinds of salads but this is a new thing that I learnt lately when my passion for food grew & I started to discover that almost any salad you eat in a restaurant can be made at home. Continue reading “FATTOUSH SALAD”

MODERN NEGRESCO WITH VEGGIES

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As much as I love creating new recipes from scratch, I also adore re-visiting classical dishes & playing around with the ingredients to give them a new vibe.

I was never a big fan of Negresco honestly, especially the taste of boiled chicken, which in my point of view, overpowered everything else. But I liked the concept of adding chicken to oven baked pasta so I decided to give traditional Negresco a new twist.  Continue reading “MODERN NEGRESCO WITH VEGGIES”

BEEF & VEGGIE STEW

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I know you are used to me posting quick recipes but to tell you the truth sometimes I crave slow cooked rich stews. PLEASE don’t get intimidated by the word “stew” & the cooking time, I promise you this recipe is soo easy & 2 hours of the cooking time won’t need your attention so basically it’s a 30 minutes recipe haha. Go enjoy a book or play with your kids & let the stove do the work for you. Continue reading “BEEF & VEGGIE STEW”

ROASTED CHICKEN WITH POTATO & SWEET POTATO

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There is nothing easier & tastier than enjoying a juicy chicken with caramelized veggies. You simply toss all the ingredients with the marinade & the oven does all the work. I have already shared an oriental roasted chicken recipe a couple of weeks ago & this time it’s more of Mediterranean flavors.

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