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Marinated olives
Vegetables

Marinated olives

I’m a big fan of olives. I practically grew up with olives, enjoying them simply with fresh Lebanese flat bread, or with labne, tomatoes, mint leaves on warm saj bread (very thin flat bread). Heaven! In the olden days, we used to gather at my aunt Nadet’s house, very early […]

Kyle's apple salad
Fruit

Kyle’s apple salad

My husband and I are active couchsurfers and enjoy hosting travellers at our home. It feels a bit like holiday without going anywhere! Sometimes the couchsurfer you host is a professional cook who takes over the kitchen and delights us with a great meal. Like Kyle from Australia. He made […]

Egg salad
Vegetables

Egg salad

This is a very simple recipe which will be done within minutes and doesn’t require much introduction needed to be honest. Serve it with some nice wholemeal bread and slices of cucumber.

Parsnip soup
Vegetables

Parsnip soup

The flavour of parsnip represents for me autumn, earthy and sweet at the same time. It is also a very versatile vegetable: delicious as a soup, as puree with a nice piece of meat, as french fries or roasted. This recipe is very simple and has very few ingredients and […]

Causa with red beetroots
Vegetables

Causa with red beetroots

Causa is as traditional Peruvian a dish as it gets, right up there with the ceviche. It’s basically mashed potato which you can enjoy on its own or combine with different toppings: tuna salad, chicken salad, avocado or, like in this recipe, beetroots. In his book Ceviche, Martin Morales combines […]

Cardamom ice cream
Fruit, Sweet

Cardamom ice cream

Cardamom is one of those spices which flavour makes you dream away into faraway lands. With its citrusy notes, it is also very versatile: you can use in savoury dishes like shawarma or to make incredibly fragrant desserts like this amazing ice cream. I love making ice cream at home. […]

Batata harra
Vegetables

Batata harra

‘Batata harra’ in Arabic simply means ‘spicy potato’. If you ask me, no mezza (or mezze) table is complete without batata harra. It is – dare I say – even better then fries. There. I said it. The traditional version is originally without tomato paste; it’s only garlic, coriander, chili […]

Tuna tajen
Fish

Tuna tajen

Tajen, not to be confused with tajine or tagine, is a spicy side dish with fish and tahin, sesame sauce. It is used as a dip, a mezze dish or even a sauce. You can spice it up as much as you want and you can enjoy it warm or […]

Manjar Blanco
Sweet

Manjar Blanco

You’re already probably wondering: manjar what? The answer is simple: manjar blanco is the Peruvian version of dulce de leche. In other words: cooked evaporated milk. It is just too good! So good that you let any little drop slip away ‘unlicked’. Whether it’s on bread, with fruit, nuts or […]