Tag: Low carb

Fish

Octopus and chorizo skewers

I am a big fan of the Peruvian cuisine. I love their use of spices and herbs, their wonderful combinations and ingredients. It’s probably because in some ways it resembles the Lebanese cuisine, like fresh ingredients and pure flavours; who knows ;-). This recipe uses the same basic preparation of the […]

Fish

Octopus in red wine

At one of the best pizzerias in Rotterdam, La Pizza, I once ordered the Polpo Affugato as a starter: octopus cooked in white wine. It was so amazing, I decided to create my own version with red wine and the secret ingredient: anis seeds. The preparation is as simple as my […]

Fish

Octopus with olive sauce

Of all the seafood out there, the octopus is probably my favourite. It’s quite simple to prepare and it’s so delicious! It is such a disappointment when you order it in a restaurant and you can almost taste its loveliness but then it turns out to be rubbery… The trick […]

Avocado Ceviche
Fruit, Vegetables

Avocado ceviche

The traditional Peruvian ceviche is a wonderful dish and it all has to do with the marinade and sauce, called Leche de Tigre or Tiger’s milk. Three powerful flavours are combined together: coriander, chili pepper and lime juice. Besides fish and seafood, you can make ceviche with fruits and vegetables. […]

Avocado kebbeh
Fruit, Vegetables

Avocado kebbeh

Kebbeh or kibbeh is one of the most traditional dishes in Lebanon. It consists of a type of meat, pumpkin or potato mix with spices, onion and soaked bulgur. It’s a very versatile dish and you can find it in all different sorts: raw with lamb of beef, filled and oven […]

Smoked chicken salad with mango chutney
Fruit, Meat

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 […]

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 […]