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Smoked chicken salad with mango chutney
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Smoked chicken salad with mango chutney

When I think about lunch, I think about rich, filling salads, without too much carbs and loaded with nutritious ingredients. This is salad is all of this and it’s one of my favourites. The combination of mango and chicken is simply amazing and the smokiness you get from the chicken […]

Steak tagliata
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Steak tagliata

I love recipe that have pure, simple flavours. And you have to hand it to the Italians: they are the kings of pure flavours. This tagliata is one such recipe where all the ingredients come together in harmony all the while still tasting each one of them very clearly. ‘Tagliata’ refers […]

Kafta tortilla
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Kafta tortilla

As mentioned in a previous recipe, the kafta mix changes from one country to another. My version is the Lebanese one. In short, kafta (also called kofte) is minced beef mixed with herbs and spices. For me, this is serious comfort food without being unhealthy! There are so many variations possible […]

Shawarma brochettes
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Shawarma brochettes

Shawarma (or shoarma) is one of those dishes that you can find all over the world, especially in Middle Eastern countries. It consists of layers of meat (beef, lamb, chicken…) on a spit, slowly grilled; shavings are then cut off and served as a wrap. The Lebanese marinade is truly […]

Chicken brochettes
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Chicken brochettes ‘Chich taouk’

No matter the weather, it’s always time for barbecue. Because there’s really nothing more delicious than a succulent piece of grilled meat, right? Especially when it’s beautifully marinated like these Lebanese-style brochettes. In Lebanon, these are called ‘Chich Taouk’ and are a kind of street food, usually wrapped in flatbread with […]

Cured ham with melon
Fruit, Meat

Cured ham with melon and drunken plums

Cured ham and melon is a true classic and the perfect appetizer to your dinners. This is my take on this dish, adding a little twist to give it extra depth. A while back, I received a jar of dried plums soaking in port; so good! As I didn’t want […]

Kebabs with grilled halloum
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Kebabs with grilled halloum

Here’s another easy meaty recipe full of wonderful Middle-Eastern flavours. A delicious combination of spicy kebabs and gilled cheese. Halloum is gaining in popularity and therefore it’s becoming available not only in specialised shops, but also in your regular supermarket. It’s a firm white cheese, very salty and can be […]

Quick Italian snacks
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Stuzzichini Italiani veloci!

I guess some translation is in order: quick Italian snacks, says the title. Please forgive me if my Italian is not correct. Blame it on Alessio 😉 Italians and their wide variety of meats are something to behold. Truly delicious! The variations I have included here are a quick and […]

Chicken ballotine
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Chicken ballotine

If you love chicken and want to cook a dish that not only tastes good but looks elegant and refined as well; look no more! Let me introduce you to the ballotine. A what? A ballotine: a boned leg (chicken, duck, rabbit, etc.) stuffed with basically anything (traditionally with a farce […]

Kafta on flat bread
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Kafta on flat bread

In the entire Middle East region you’ll find Kafta dishes, mainly in the form of a kebab. The name might change slightly, but at the basis they’re all the same: minced meat with lovely spices. Each country has its own spices mix and the one you’ll see here is the Lebanese […]