Tag: Lunch

Lentil kibbeh
Vegetables

Lentils kibbeh

Yes! Another vegetarian kibbeh recipe (check out the pumpkin and the avocado kibbehs)! This one is an Armenian version, 100% plant-based, spicy, healthy and freakin’ delish! I love me some red lentils: soups, dals, spreads… I love it all! This dish in no exception. The addition of the fresh parsley […]

Halloumi with zaatar and dates
Fruit

Halloumi with zaatar and dates

As you probably already know, I’m a sucker for halloumi. Simply grilling it is enough but a few variations are irresistible. The following combination is taken from Nadia and Merijn’s lovely book Souq. Zaatar is mixture of oregano, sumac, sesame and salt. Nowadays it’s quite broadly available, although it might […]

Kale fattouch
Vegetables

Kale fattouch

I have to admit right from the start: I was never a big fan of kale. I never really enjoyed its texture and how it feels in my mouth. That changed completely when my friend Jelle came for a visit and brought with an amazing kale salad! I just couldn’t […]

Bean Burgers
Vegetables

Bean burgers with homemade ketchup

I’ve been working a while now on a good, flavoursome vegetarian burger recipe. From wet to dry, bland to way over-spiced, it’s all about finding the right balance of flavours and making sure the burger holds together. So after some tests and trials, I present to you my vegetarian burger […]

Labneh
Vegetables

Labneh

Certain dishes are omnipresent in every household in Lebanon. Labneh is one of them; one must always have some in the fridge. Whether you’re just a bit peckish and need a snack, or you want to add to your mezze selection, labneh is just great! I love having it on […]

Sage and lemon meatballs
Meat

Sage and lemon meatballs

I think it’s about time to post a meatballs recipe; because everybody loves meatballs, am I right? Variations are endless as are the possibilities. These meatballs are Italian inspired and flavoured with sage and lemon. Cooking them in white wine and stock ensures a rich flavour and a perfect texture. […]

Chickpeas in hummus sauce
Vegetables

Chickpeas in hummus sauce

As I mention in the Chicken in Hummus Sauce recipe, my first taste of hummus as a sauce happened at Abu Hassan’s in one of Beirut’s busiest neighbourhoods Burj Hammoud. It actually was this recipe right here: a warm hummus sauce with chickpeas. It’s very easy and quick; with a […]

Egg salad
Vegetables

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.

Chicken with curry mayonnaise
Meat

Chicken with curry mayonnaise

I’m not sure where I first tasted this combination, but I remember immediately falling in love with it: chicken, curry and basil. The first thing I did after that is go home and try it myself. It’s become a kind of a back-up recipe at home whenever I need something quick […]

Lime chicken and avocado mayonnaise
Fruit, Meat

Lime chicken with avocado mayonnaise

This a wonderful quick lunch recipe that can be enjoyed warm or cold. The avocado mayonnaise has been a wonderful discovery! Easy to make and oh so delicious! And as with mayonnaise in general, you can customise as you like: make it spicy with some chili pepers or jalapeños, or […]