Author: Olilo

Stuffed pumpkin
Vegetables

Stuffed pumpkin

Feel the wonderful warming sensation of this dish during a cold, stormy autumn evening. Lovely creamy pumpkin, sweet and tangy dried fruits, fragrant rice and roasted nuts. Just writing this down, makes my mouth water! So I’ll stop writing and let’s get cookin’!

The Hamburger
Meat

Hamburger

Hamburgers. They’re all around you, in all shapes and sizes, flavours and combinations. The variations are endless and so is the choice! This version with the blue cheese and homemade relish has that added richness in flavour and the dish becomes a bit more special. Go ahead and give it […]

Sage and lemon meatballs
Meat

Sage and lemon meatballs

I think it’s about time to post a meatballs recipe; because everybody loves meatballs, am I right? Variations are endless as are the possibilities. These meatballs are Italian inspired and flavoured with sage and lemon. Cooking them in white wine and stock ensures a rich flavour and a perfect texture. […]

Sweet potato and beans bake
Vegetables

Sweet potato and beans bake

Sometimes all you need is a simple, filling and tasteful dish without too much hassle. In such cases, I usually turn to oven dishes, especially the ones where combine most of ingredients all at once and bake! They are also perfect for sharing, especially if you’re cooking for a group, […]

Chickpeas in hummus sauce
Vegetables

Chickpeas in hummus sauce

As I mention in the Chicken in Hummus Sauce recipe, my first taste of hummus as a sauce happened at Abu Hassan’s in one of Beirut’s busiest neighbourhoods Burj Hammoud. It actually was this recipe right here: a warm hummus sauce with chickpeas. It’s very easy and quick; with a […]

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 […]