Vegetarian Kibbeh. 


Hello everybody.

I now strongly believe that some recipes do actually call me to try them, I know this might be weird but true cause I look through many many recipes on daily basis but not all interest me to try them.

Well couple of days ago I saw this light healthy recipe in an account I follow on  named Bandora (means tomatoes) , vegan type of kibbeh great for vegetarians or lint.

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Fifty percent of ingredients is burgul, other half is sautéed onions and tomatoes, raw green onions, carrots,zucchini, coriander, parsely, mint, chili paste,salt, pepper,summaq and olive oil. All together in the food processor.


A dish worth trying for sure.

Chicken Tikka Masala and Chocolate Cake.



Hello everybody.

Today’s order is for a crowd, three portions of chicken tikka masala and rice for a group of employees during lunch break.

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Dessert was a beautiful freshly baked chocolate cake with syrup on top, green ornament to match the company’s logo shape and color.

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Hope they’ll like it.

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Chicken with Chili Coriander Garlic Sauce.


Hello everybody.

This morning I realized that I haven’t cooked in a week now, loved the break but guess it’s time to make a good fulfilling dish today.

Happens that I have some cute baby chicken I bought from Centro Stores that I think would be perfect with the sauce I saw Chef Deema Hijjawi make yesterday in the morning show, she did it with chicken breasts though.

Ingredients of sauce:


  • 1 big chopped onion.
  • 3 cloves garlic.
  • 1 bunch of fresh coriander.
  • 1 tsp of cumin,coriander,chili,salt,pepper and all spice.
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste.
  • 1 cup yogurt.
  • some olive oil.
  • Blend all these in food processor then rub all over and inside chicken.
  • bake for 1 1/2 hour in low heat uncovered then roast till golden.
  • Serve with roasted potatoes or rice.

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Hello everybody.

Very hot and dry today,no cooking or heavy dishes are desirable at all.

This turkish recipe crossed my mind this morning, it’s a very famous one all over Turkey and women do it so quickly in a highly professional way.

Well today I made it with our shushbarak, same principle of the dumpling though mantis are much smaller but taste is the same.
I also made some potatoes with oregano,garlic and cheese my favorite dish ever.

Ingredients and method of Manti :
# small meat dumpings or shushbarak. (I made 50 pieces)
# 3 cups chicken broth.
# for the sauce :
2 cups yogurt.
2 minced garlic
1 tsp dry mint.

# for the hot oil:
Heat some olive oil then add dry mints and chili flakes till all sizzle.

# heat broth till it boils then add the dumplings.
# leave to boil for 10 min.
# remove and line them in a wide oven pan.
# add some butter on top and bake in the oven till crispy and golden.
# mix yogurt with garlic and mints.

# before serving and while dumplings are hot add the yogurt sauce then drizzle hot oil on top.

Excellent choice today, boys loved it.



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Sour Cream Chicken Enchiladas.

Hello everybody.

Was going through recipes looking for something different to do with chicken breasts cause all ones I did are repeated when I saw this one, didn’t have tortilla bread through but I have some thin Arabic shrak,worked well enough cause result was delicious.

Guess the sour taste gave the sauce a sharp nice flavor. Believe me this is a good recommended one.

Ingredients and method :


# 1 shredded chicken breast.
# 1 small onion diced.
# 2 chopped sun-dried tomatoes (optional)
# 3 tsp butter
# 3 tsp flour.
# 2 cups chicken broth.
# 1 cup sour cream (I mixed 1/2 labaneh and 1/2 yogurt)
# 1 chili green pepper crushed.
# grated cheese (used cheddar and mazorella or any kind you like)
# 10 soft tortilla bread or shrak.

# mix chicken, onions, sun-dried tomatoes and some of the cheese together.
# In a pan heat butter then add flour and mix well.
# slowly add chicken broth and mix well till it boils and thickens.
# leave to cool down then add sour cream and chili and mix well.
# stuff tortillas with chicken mix and roll.
# In a deep oven pan add a bit of the sauce then line up chicken rolls.
# add the rest of the sauce on top.
# sprinkle rest of cheese on top.
# bake in a medium heated oven for 20 minutes.
# roast top till golden.

Note: leave to cool a bit before serving to give it time to hold up.



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Chili Cheese Potatoes and Tehran Salad.

Hello everybody.

Feels like late Autumn days today it even rained a bit.

Dinner today was leftover ablama from yesterday, I added up some string beans in olive oil, noodles soup.

I tried a small portion of two new recipes, an appetizer and a salad.

Salad is a Persian recipe, grated cucumbers in yogurt with some chickpeas, raisins, walnuts, cumin powder and mint decorated with crispy bread pieces on top.

As for the other dish it’s a potato stew or bake that I saw last night on instagram.

Ingredients and method :

* 2 large cubed potatoes.
* 1 small chopped onion.
* one minced garlic clove.
* 2 cups pasta sauce ready or homemade.
* some sliced mushrooms.
* some sweet corn.
* chili powder or Tabasco.
* salt, pepper, oregano.
* mazorella cheese.

* fry potatoes till golden.
* saute onions and garlic till tender.
* add pasta sauce,chili salt and pepper and leave to simmer till onions are done.
* in a deep oven pan line half of the potatoes then mushrooms and corn on top then another layer of potatoes.
* pour sauce over all,then sprinkle cheese on top and in the oven for 20-25 minutes.

Great with roasts or steaks.

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Chicken Tikka Masala.

Hello everybody.

Love this dish, full of spices and different from everyday tastes, prepared all ingredients early morning and quickly cooked it when my tiny guest left home.

Chicken tikka masala and Indian rice was our lunch today.


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Hello everybody.

Housework and cleaning up today, too much dust in this country.

When done I was looking for something to do for a quick breakfast cause my son wants something ready to go or easy to fix each morning before going to the university.

Crossed over this bagels’ recipe and thought I’d give it a try,resembles a lot the soft pretzels one, result was not bad I guess waiting for the boys to judge.


Lunch was leftover lasagna with some chili potatoes with garlic and coriander.

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I also made dried fruit cake,light and not sweet to have with Nescafe in the morning.

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Ingredients and method of bagels :
# 3 1/2 cups flour.
# 1 1/3 cups warm water.
# 1 tsp salt.
# 2 tsp sugar.
#1 1/2 tsp instant yeast.
# boiled water.

# mix dry ingredients together well then add warm water and incorporate well together.
# knead for 5-10 minutes till smooth.
# cover and let rise for 1 hour.
# when doubled in size knead once more then form 6-8 balls.
# with a floured finger make a hole in the middle.
# leave to rise again then broil in boiling water for 1 minute on each side then remove to dry.
# line up on a floured oven pan.
# brush surface with some egg whites then sprinkle with sesame seeds or poppy seeds or salt.
# bake bagels in a medium heated oven for 20-30 minutes.

Guess they’re fine as a first trial.

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Minced Meat in Pitta Bread (3arayes)

Hello everybody.

Long hot day,had to go to Roya TV again on such very short notice so I hadn’t enough time to cook.

A quick resolution, passed by the butcher on my way home and got fresh ground meat,then to the bakery for fresh pitta bread.Mixed meat with grated onion,tomatoe,chili pepper, garlic, some burgul,salt and spices.
Stuffed it in pittas,brushed with olive oil and into the oven till crispy.Loveliest 3arayes ever.

Excellent choice in this weather specially with some yogurt.


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Jamie Oliver’s 15 Minutes Tomato Soup.

Hello everybody.

Well it’s Winter all over again with low temperatures and heavy rain as if we’re in mid January. A soup will be perfect specially a chili hot one.

Saw this recipe on TV last week  Jamie Oliver’s 15 minutes meal,I just love this chef, he cooks with a style and makes everything looks easy and yummy like this soup.



Ingredients and method:

For the soup:

* 1 green onion chopped.

* some chopped chives (optional)

* 1 red chili pepper.

* some preserved roasted red peppers ( didn’t have today )

* some chopped fresh coriander.

* 1 can diced tomatoes.

* 3 cups water.

* salt,pepper.

* Saute onions,peppers,chives and coriander with some olive oil.

* add tomatoes and water then season with salt and pepper.

* leave to simmer till done then blend with hand mixer.

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* Toppings and additives:

* Roasted tortillas with melted cheddar cheese.

* chili peppers,coriander, feta cheese and black olives.

* yogurt mixed with fresh mint leaves ( original one contained crushed jalapenos also)

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Upon serving put tortillas in bottom of bowl,add whatever you like from toppings, add soup then drizzle yogurt mint sauce on top.


A  real genuine dish ,we loved it !


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