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Roasted cauliflower
Vegetables

Roasted cauliflower

This is a very easy, quick and flavoursome side dish or a simple snack with some bread and hummus or aioli. Make sure not to bake it too long so that the cauliflower keeps its crunchiness. You can spice it up with a pinch of chili pepper.

Meat

Chicken in hummus sauce

Hummus is not just a (heavenly) spread, you can also turn it into a sauce. I first tasted a similar dish in Borj Hammoud, one of Beirut’s busiest neighbourhood, at Abu Hassan’s for breakfast. Their dish is made of chickpeas in hummus sauce. I thought it’s a brilliant idea! So […]

Nutmeg and lemon chocolate cake
Sweet

Nutmeg and lemon chocolate cake

Chocolate cakes are probably the most amazing things in life. I personally cannot live without them. And this gorgeously rich cake is chocolate heaven! Lemon and nutmeg are a surprising and amazingly delicious addition that makes this cake standout. It’s also very versatile: you can skip the lemon and nutmeg […]

Beetroots and fennel salad
Vegetables

Red beetroots and fennel salad

This is a no cook and only chop salad. Unless you’re cooking the beetroots yourself, that is. Quick, easy, healthy and simply delicious. I always like adding nuts to salads; they give it texture and some extra depth of flavour. If you can’t get your hands on some fennel, use […]

Potato pie
Meat

Potato pie

Besides the fact that it’s a very flavoursome dish, you can serve it in several different ways. You can do it like me, as shown in the picture, on individual plates; in small, 1-person oven dishes; in small ceramic pots; or in a large oven dish and serve it at […]

Beef fillet with red wine sauce
Meat

Beef fillet with red wine sauce

Beef with red wine sauce is, as we know, a marriage made in heaven and with this recipe it’ll be done without any fuss. I have simplified the recipe so that you can make it easily en quickly at home. If you want to give your guests a little surprise, […]

Sole with fennel
Fish

Sole with fennel

This dish will make a serious impression during your dinner parties. The flavour combination is amazing: sole, fennel and beetroots. The beetroots are salt-baked; so make sure you start early or make them a day earlier as they need about 2,5 hours in the oven. But it’s so rewarding: they’ll […]

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 […]