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Kafta tortilla
Meat

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
Meat

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 […]

Vegetables

Hummus

I think I could eat hummus everyday. You can buy it everywhere these days and the best hummus was, is and ever will be: the one you make yourself. And why shouldn’t you? It’s as easy as boiling an egg. The great thing about it is that you can serve […]

Chicken brochettes
Meat

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 […]

Eggless Mayonnaise
Vegetables

Mayonnaise (eggless!)

My good friend Billy from CrumbleUpon posted a recipe a while back of eggless meringue. He used this magic ingredient: juice of drained jarred chickpeas! And it worked with hardly any noticeable difference. Who would have thought it possible? So I thought, what if I try to do the same […]

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 […]

Veggie green curry
Vegetables

Veggie green curry with cauliflower rice

Currys are such lovely things. Warm, flavoursome and so fulfilling. And the best currys are the ones you make from scratch, which is quite a simple task. You might wonder what cauliflower rice is. Well, it is not rice with cauliflower; it’s cauliflower blended into crumbs as a substitute for rice  (tip […]

Ceviche
Fish

Ceviche

The first time I tasted ceviche was in the land of ceviche itself, Peru, and I fell immediately in love with this dish! It is a very simple dish made with fish that has been ‘cooked’ in a sharp, zesty and spicy marinade called Leche de Tigre or tiger’s milk. […]

Lemon pie
Fruit, Sweet

Lemon pie

Unlike other recipes on the blog, this lemon pie requires a bit of precision and time and you will need a thermometer to get it spot. But trust me, it is worth it! The filling is based on a recipe by Heston Blumenthal (hence the precision bit) from his book Heston […]

Fruit, Vegetables

Fennel and orange salad

Bring a bit of sunshine to your table with this nice little salad. It’s a combination of the anisy taste of the fennel and the freshness of the orange. It can accompany your grilled meats and fish on your next barbecue.