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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TOMATO CREAM SOUP

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The soup season has begun! Unlike most people, I adore winter; I love the feeling of being cold & sipping on hot drinks & soups to keep me warm to the bone.

Last year, I shared the recipes for my all time favorite Lentil soup & spinach soup. This year, I am starting the soup season with the closest recipe to my heart; Tomato Cream Soup. One of the very first recipes I mastered & became a specialty that I have to bring to every family gathering.

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ROASTED PEPPER MUSHROOM PASTA SAUCE

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Roasting has been my favorite “go to” technique for cooking veggies; it caramelizes the sugar in the veggies, creating a delicious crispy exterior with a creamy interior. Besides you get the oven to do all the work, while you indulge in the food.

Roasting peppers is a story of its own! Ever since I discovered roasted peppers & my fridge/freezer are always stacked with piles of them!

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OLIVE OIL, YOGHURT & ZUCCHINI CAKE

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As I told you before, I am not a professional baker but serving my family a homemade cake every week is a must so I am always playing around in the kitchen :)

I was never a fan of frosted cakes (except for carrot cake of course), I always prefer old fashioned cakes that you enjoy with a cup of coffee without feeling so guilty & heavy! I have been trying to develop a honey cake recipe for almost 2 years but they always came out a total disaster.

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LIGHT BECHAMEL SAUCE

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The Holy month of Ramadan is 2 weeks from now & I can’t wait for my favorite 30 days to start :) The month of unbelievable spirituals, gatherings & food!

Unlucky me, I am one of those people who finishes Ramadan with 3-4 extra kilos on my waist line. I don’t know whether it’s the fasting or the amazing gatherings that make my appetite go crazy or the delicious food that makes me think of nothing but food!

But lately, I have been making some changes that proved to be working! For me, Ramadan is not the month of healthy food; I eat, I indulge & never deprive myself but with 3 new rules:

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ALL PURPOSE DRESSING

I just came back from my Easter vacation at the Red Sea just to find this horrible heat!!

What’s this guys?!! We are officially boiling :(

One of my worst nightmares is spending hours in the kitchen in such weather! I just can’t stand being cooked myself in front of the stove hahaha

Here comes my series of “quick solutions” to save us from getting a kitchen tan!

This All Purpose Dressing is my “go to” option when I want to serve my family tasty healthy food in NO TIME!!

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BAKED POTATO WEDGES WITH LIGHT RANCH DRESSING

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If you have been following my blog recently, you would notice a slight shift in my cooking approach. It’s not that I am going healthy as you will never find words like “gluten free” & “vegan” on my blog but I am trying to find lighter versions of the food I love!

This doesn’t mean that you won’t find chocolate-y & creamy recipes here but I started to believe that a “balance” is always required to maintain a healthy diet & a decent jeans size :)

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