Tag: Dairy free

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. […]

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.

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 […]

Carrot cake
Sweet, Vegetables

Carrot cake

There’s something about a carrot cake that makes it irresistible. Maybe it’s this wonderful combination of spices, creamy icing and warm colour. Or maybe, like this recipe, it’s quite easy to make. It could also be the lovely smell that fills the house when baking. Or simply because it’s freakin’ delicious! […]

Coconut ice cream
Sweet

Coconut ice cream

Making ice cream yourself might sound a bit daunting, but the truth is: it’s not that big of a deal. Even if you don’t have an ice cream machine (like me!), it’s a simple task. This recipe contains no dairy products and is based on coconut milk. A lovely vegan […]

Kafta on flat bread
Meat

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 […]