Tag: Low carb

Persian dal
Vegetables

Persian dal

Lentil dal, or dhal or dahl, needs no introduction. This wonderful, flavoursome mash-like dish is most know in its Indian version, packing loads of spices: turmeric, cardemom, cumin, etc. It’s easy to make, it’s healthy and it’s simply really delicious. This version is based on a Persian recipe, with less […]

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 […]

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 […]

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.

Kebabs with grilled halloum
Meat

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 […]

Mackerel with sauce vierge
Fish

Mackerel with sauce vierge

This is one of them 10 minutes recipes; quick, easy and delicious! ‘Sauce vierge’ sounds fancy (literally meaning Vrigin Sauce), but in fact it refers to a sauce where all the ingredients are raw; none of them are cooked. Feel free to replace the basil with coriander, parsley, mint or oregano, and […]

Aubergine salad
Vegetables

Aubergine salad

I’m a big fan of aubergine whether grilled, fried or roasted. In this salad it will be combined with wonderful Mediterranean flavours: mint, lemon, pomegranate. A simple recipe that will add colour to your table. Check out the vegan option at the end.

Grilled tuna with pesto
Fish

Grilled tuna with homemade pesto

This is one of the simplest, quickest and tastiest recipes you’ll find on Olilo! The whole thing will be done in less than 15 minutes. Tuna is usually paired with asian flavours, like soy sauce and ginger, but here we’re going Italian! The combination with pesto is a match made […]