Cauliflower Stew.

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Hello again.

Started to think about what to cook today after morning order was done and delivered.

Well to tell you the truth I had to improvise anything according to what I have, so end result was cauliflower stew with minced meat, garlic, onions and tahini sauce on the side plus a small kibbeh for the boys.

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Easy yummy healthy meal.

 

 

 

Colored Cauliflower.

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Hello everybody.

Got these two lovely colored cauliflowers yesterday from our friend.When I asked my Facebook group what to do with them I got many suggestions, main one was to pickle them and another was roasting with garlic, olive oil and Parmesan or as gratin with potatoes.

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So now I pickled half and prepared a pan with potatoes and cream for baking. All looks appealing and colorful.

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Ramadan Preparations.

Hello everybody.

Busy morning preparing for Ramadan cause I get too tired first day so thought I’ll do some things to be at ease.

Did some samboosek, cheese rolls, roasted bread and a big pot of syrup for the sweets.

Lunch was various fries, potatoes, eggplants and cauliflowers with pickles and tahini sauce.

Salad was Rita’s recipe, wide green beans with garlic and cherry tomatoes.

Ramadan Kareem everybody.

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Lunch at Mom’s.

Hello everybody.

Lunch today was at Mom’s honored by the presence of our newly born grandson who was polite enough to let his mom eat peacefully, good boy.

Lunch was cauliflower with meat,chicken fatteh, rice with veggies,tabouleh and a big salad.

Enjoy your weekend everyone.

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Custard on Cake Crumble.

Hello everybody.

Woke up to a rainy cold day, I really don’t like this weather specially if I have to go out, anyway a breakfast gathering was already fixed from last week at a coffee shop ” Commodo “, to be honest food was good but service was awful, hate it when food comes before tea and hot plates before cold, anyway I don’t think I’ll be going again :)
Lunch today was cauliflower with rice and salad suitable dish in this weather.Dessert was recycled chocolate cake leftovers crumbled with its sauce then I made simple custard and topped crumbles with it, nice dessert with coffee after the afternoon nap.

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Cauliflower with Rice (مقلوبة زهره)

Hello everybody.

Usually when I cook meat either cubes or minced I keep some of it in the freezer so that when a day like today where you leave the house early to do some errands and go later coffee-ing somewhere you come home to cook lunch, half of cooking steps will be done.

Last night boys said they wanted cauliflower for lunch,so I took out the cooked meat before I went out,bought some fresh cauliflower on my way back  and lunch was ready just on time.:)

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Roasted Cauliflower.

Hello everybody.

Saw this recipe on my Facebook friend Mary’s timeline thought I’ll try it today,got a tiny cauliflower to do the test,well it turned out really good, light appetizer with a spicy sour taste,though as usual reality is never like the photo posted,Photoshop is so mean sometimes!

You simply marinate a whole cauliflower is yogurt,olive oi,lemon zest and juice ( forgot them in the photo) ,salt,pepper,chili powder and cumin. Then you place it in a deep pan and bake it in a well heated oven till brown and crisp from the outside,serve with green salad or as appetizer.

Well lunch was chicken tikka masala,got a ready mix this time,really good actually!

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Lasagna!

Hello everybody.
Lasagna fiesta today, remember the eggplant lasagna I cooked a month ago? I made a small one today and a regular one.
I also made some cooked cauliflower with minced meat, I know this is too much but I’m planning not to cook tomorrow cause my besties are coming to visit me at night ! I’m so excited ♡

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How to make Pickles.

Hello everybody.

Today I cooked a repeated dish ,eggplant with rice (maqloubeh),I think made it with cauliflower,it’s the same but with eggplants instead.

Last week I bought these lovely mini cucumbers,great for making pickles,many housewives now starts to make them for Ramadan,they’re very tasty though people with high blood pressure must avoid them,but I usaully make them not too salty. I might even need to make another batch cause I’m sure they’ll be gone soon as Ramadan comes.

Ingredients and method:

* cucumbers (or any other vegetables you like e.g. cauliflower,beets,green tomatoes,small eggplants…etc)

* water.

*salt.

*sugar.

* vinegar.

*garlic.

* chili powder or flakes.

* In an clean empty juice or water bottle or glass jar insert cucumbers.

* make a salt water mixture, 1 big tablespoons for 1 cup of water,I usually make 4 cups of water for this bottle.

* fill water solution in bottle then add 2 cloves garlic and chili (optional)

* add 1 small spoon vinegar and 1 small spoon sugar.

* close well and shake.

* pickles will need one week to 10 days to be ready, you can leave it stored or open bottle ( be careful cause it’ll be very fizzy) then store it in the fridge.

Enjoy :)

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Cauliflower Stew .

Hello everybody.

Kids asked for cauliflower with rice ( مقلوبه زهره ), personally I don’t  like cauliflower or let’s say it’s not a favorite of mine, I like it more as a stew. Though it’s a very healthy vegetable full of vitamins and minerals, I only eat it for this reason :)

This dish is very easy and can be served with rice or  bread with tahini sauce on the side.

Ingredients and method:

* cooked minced meat or cubed veal or lamp as desired.

* boiled and fried cauliflower.

* 2-3 cloves garlic.

* one small onion finely chopped.

* lemon juice.

* salt,pepper,all spice, cumin and dry coriander.

 

* saute meat till dry then add garlic and onions.

* add cauliflower and seasoning,leave to simmer, you may add a bit of water if it’s too dry.

* serve with tahini sauce and summaq on top.

Enjoy :)

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20140511_161057   very tasty maqloobeh by the way :)

 

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