Lovely Meatballs In Buns. 

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Hello everybody.

Tried this new recipe I’ve seen in So Yummy page.

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You simply empty top of buns, sprinkle with garlic, parsely olive oil or butter then some cheese.

 

Add sautéed meatballs, a bit of marinara sauce then another layer of cheese.

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Put all in the oven for 15-20 minutes and that’s it.
Easy, delicious and presentable.

 

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Meatloaf With A Twist. 

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Hello everybody.

Didn’t realize that it’s been this long since my last post!!!

Busy Banan Cooking kitchen for sure, no time for new recipes at all but today I tried this old new one for a change.

I’ve been watching this new TV show accidentally, well it’s on the hunting channel my husband watch everyday that’s why :)

This chef is really amazing, cooks in the wilderness many easy delicious dishes,salads and appetizers.

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Last night he made this meatloaf, same as the one I usually make with one additional ingredient which is mushroom.You simply sauté onions, garlic and mushroom then add them to meat, egg, breadcrumbs mixture.

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Ingredients and method:
* 1 kg minced veal.
* 1 egg.
* 1 spoon ketchup.
* 1/2 cup breadcrumbs.
* 1 spring onion.
* 1 bunch parsley or spinach.
* 1 tsp soy sauce.
* salt, pepper, oregano, all spice.
* 3-4 slices cheddar cheese.
* extra ketchup for surface.

* chop onion and parsley saute in a bit of oil.
* add to meat with rest of ingredients and knead well till mixed.
* spread on wax paper into a rectangle.
* add cheese slices and fold.
* spread olive oil and ketchup on surface.
* bake in medium heated oven for 30-40 minutes.
* serve with fries or wedges.

Made some roasted potatoes with rosemary and oregano on the side plus marinated roasted red peppers.

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Another Week in Ramadan.

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Hello everybody.
Another week passed with lots of yummy dishes, here are some of them.

 

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wp-1466422302108.jpg  Hummus falafel and fatteh.

 

wp-1466422335007.jpg  Ouzi in puff pastry.

 

wp-1466422358521.jpg Rice with curried veggies and chicken

 

wp-1466422393836.jpg Fettuccine and salad.

 

wp-1466422407912.jpg Eggplant dip.

 

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Two birthdays this week.

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Ended this week with a lovely iftar with Family Flavors team at the Four Seasons hotel.

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Roasted Meat Cubes.

Hello everybody.

Today I decided to try an interesting  recipe I saw on Tastemade, the new unusual ingredient is coffee ! guess it did give a special flavor cause end result was really delicious.

Ingredients and method:

  • 1 kg meat cubes ( veal or lamb)
  • 1 tsp of salt,pepper,chili.
  • 1 tablespoon coffee powder .
  • * 1 tablespoon brown sugar.

  • 1 small chopped onion.
  • 2-3 chopped garlic.
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil.
  • 2 tablespoons chopped parsley.
  • 1 cup broth.
  • marinate meat in all ingredients except broth overnight or for several hours.
  • add broth then cover pan very well.
  • roast in a medium heated oven for 2-3 hours.
  • Note : check the pan after 2 hours it might need some water if meat is not done and sauce is dry.
  • You can make roasted potatoes with herbs and spices or sauteed veggies and salad.

 

very easy yummy new dish ,loved it and I’m sure will make it in Ramadan.
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Early Mother’s Day Lunch.

 

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Hello everybody.

All family men were invited to lunch Mansaf-ing as we say, on the occasion of my dear cousin’s wedding.

Well it was a good opportunity for family women to gather, I made a small loving meal for my mom,mother in-law, sisters and sister In-law and we celebrated Mother’s day together.

Made beautiful mini cakes with pineapple, strawberries, croquants and red velvet,though they took lots of time but outcome was really cute.

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Lunch menu was steaks with mushroom sauce, baked potatoes on salt, fettuccine, eggplant fatteh and a big salad.

 

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Veggie Stuffed Steaks.

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Happy International Woman’s Day lovely ladies around the world.

I’m sure all women wherever they are and whatever they do deserve to honored and thanked everyday cause each one is important and plays a significant role no matter how small.

On this occasion I cooked this elegant lunch today, steaks stuffed with thinly stripes of veggies ( carrots, onions, peppers and green onions) with sauce and mashed potatoes.

* season steaks with salt, pepper and all spice then add the vegetables, roll and close them with toothpicks.

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* add a bit of soy sauce on top of each roll
* heat some oil and butter well, add rolls till golden on all sides, lower heat and leave to cook slowly for 15-20 minutes.

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* remove from pan and leave to rest
* in the same oil add remaining veggies, saute till golden then add one tablespoon of flour and 1 1/2 cups water.

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*stir very well till creamy then mix all in blender to get a thick creamy sauce.

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Nice,elegant easy lunch served with mashed potatoes.

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McDonald’s Style Burger.

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Hello everybody .

Lunch today was burgers, one of the dishes that nobody objects.

My son saw a video of how to do Mcdonald’s sauce, guess it’s the thing that give its burger a unique taste.

Sauce ingredients and method:

*half cup mayonnaise.

* 2 tsp mustard.

*1 tsp sugar.

*2 tsp ketchup

*1 tsp finely chopped onion.

*4 tsp sweet relish or pickles( مخلل خيار )

*1/2 tsp salt.

 

Assemble your burger as you prefer with tomatoes,lettuce and cheese with the sauce it’s really good.

 

Farewell Dinner Party .

Morning everybody.

Just realized that I  haven’t posted since Feb 10’th , never happened before by the way, reason is that I’ve been very busy lately preparing for catering a big dinner for my sister in-law’s daughter farewell dinner. Thank God it was a big success, food was delicious and everybody was happy . Congratulations lovely bride to be.

As for the menu it was as follows:

 
Nice loving joyful gathering :)

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Steak Sandwich Loaf.

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Hello everybody.

Had to make a lunch quickly cause boys had dentist appointment and may not be allowed to eat for hours afterwards.

I was about to make shawerma with some spinach in pitta bread I made this morning for mom’s gathering but boys suggested that I’ll try to make the Fajita Loaf style but as steak sandwich,result was really delicious they even loved it more than chicken.

Filling was sauteed shredded beef and onions with steak spices and chili then when done I added some Gouda and cream cheese. Of course you can add sweet peppers and mushrooms.

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Nice new dish to add to our menu.

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Apple Pie.

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Hello everybody
We’re Mansaf-ing today on the honor of the bride and groom to be next week Insh’Allah.

Mansaf is not my specialty, my mother in-law’s kind of cooking, I did the dessert traditional apple pie.

Ingredients and method of apple pie:

*Crust:

* 1 egg.

* 1 tsp vanilla or lemon zest.

* 1/2 cup sugar.

* 3/4 cup butter.

* 1 3/4 cups flour ( you may need 1/4 more to make a firm dough)

* pinch of salt.

* 2 tablespoons cold water.

Filling:

* 5-6 large apples peeled and cut to slices.

* 1/2 cup walnuts (optional).

* 1/4 cup raisins (optional).

* 1/4 cup brown sugar.

* 1 tsp lemon juice .

* 1 tablespoon cinnamon ( sorry forgot to add it in the photo)

* beat the egg.vanilla,sugar and butter till creamy.
* add flour and salt and knead well till you have a firm round dough ( add more flour if it’s sticky and you can’t handle it)
* leave to cool in the fridge for 30 minutes.
* spread 3/4 dough in pie pan evenly in bottom and sides.
* pinch it with a fork so as it won’t form a bubble.
* mix filling ingredients well and pour them into the pie pan.
* make shapes to decorate top of pie from remaining dough ,sprinkle surface with flour or use plastic bag for easier handling.
* bake in a medium heated oven for 30-40 minutes or till sides and bottom are golden then toast the surface.
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Tried to make the decoration like a photo I saw on instagram last night, close enough but not exactly the same,maybe next time.

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