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Beetroots and fennel salad
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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 […]

Egg salad
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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.

Marinated olives
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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 […]

Parsnip soup
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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
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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 […]

Batata harra
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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 […]

Smoky aubergine salad
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Smoky aubergine salad

As you might already know, I am a fan of aubergine. Grilled, roasted, baked, fried: I’ll have it all with a big smile. Smoky aubergine is a pure delight and easily achieved by roasting it under a grill or simply in pan (without any oil). The skin then starts to […]

Spicy feta spread
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Spicy feta spread

Peruvians love their chilis and they plenty of them in different fragrances, colours and shapes. One of my favourites in Ají Amarillo or yellow chili. It has a lovely flavour and enough spiciness to give a good kick to dishes. Mery, a good peruvian friend of mine, always makes this […]