Old New Lunch!

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Hello everybody.
Well lunch today was two opposite dishes, first very old and traditional the other kind of new and modern. Had to do this to please everyone and hopefully to have enough leftovers for tomorrow.

Okra with olive oil, a simple dish with few ingredients, you simply fry okra with some olive oil till crispy, add chopped garlic and tomatoes. Add salt, pepper and chili and leave on very low heat till all done.

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Other dish was chicken cubes cooked till done with some chopped onion and garlic, then I added fresh mushrooms, broccoli and fresh cream and cooked till cream is thick and veggies tender,all served on a bed of fresh yummy pasta from Maysas.Pasta.

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Weekend Dishes.

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Hello everybody.

Weekend almost over, lazy and calm but will end up with a wedding in couple of hours 😀.

Dishes this weekend were various,first thing I delivered this beautiful full of love Red Velvet cake.

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Lunch was a selection of yummy stuff, tandoori chicken with eggplants, potatoes with cream, chicken and meat scallop and coleslaw.

 

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After lunch my Kleija successfully won the test

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Today’s lunch was fresh fava beans with garlic and coriander, creamy yogurt on the side of course.

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Hope you all enjoyed the sunny warm weather.

Old Fashioned Chicken and Potatoes.

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Hello everybody.

Back to an old dish today, been a while since I made it.

Chicken with potatoes, of course with some onions and a bit of garlic. I even fried the potato cubes like old times.

Made some coarse mloukhieh on the side since I have chicken broth,yummy with fresh lemon juice and hot pepper.

 

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Chicken Tikka Masala and Chocolate Cake.

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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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Salt Baked Potatoes with Garlic and Rosemary.

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Hello everybody.

Roast beef is for lunch today, usually accompanied with baked potatoes and veggies,which were all done in a different way I saw last night on my favorite source of new recipes Pinterest.

First I’ll start with the beef,sealed in hot oil butter mixture at first in a deep pan then I added some onions and garlic and gradually started adding boiled water and left it to simmer for 3 hours. Removed the beef to rest,added some flour to the sauce to make a gravy, so tender and yummy.

As for the potatoes here are the ingredients and method :
* 2 cups salt.
* medium sized potatoes.
* one whole head of garlic.
* some rosemary leaves.
* 1 tablespoon butter.
* drizzle of olive oil.

* in a deep thick oven pan spread the salt evenly.
* place the potatoes, rosemary and garlic after cutting the hard top.
* cover tightly and bake for 40-50 minutes.
* remove garlic to cool.
* drizzle olive oil on top of potatoes and back in the oven for another 10 minutes.
* meanwhile remove soft garlic pulp and add butter to it, I added a bit of yogurt as well to make a bit sour.
* cut potatoes and add garlic spread in it.

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Serve with any roast or chicken.

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As for the mushrooms, cut them to big pieces then add butter, oil, garlic, lemon juice, capers, salt and pepper and bake them till tender. Add chopped parsley when done.

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wpid-wp-1445956094691.jpg elegant lunch today!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shrimps With Tomatoes and Spaghetti.

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Hello everybody.

Too much work today,stuffed pickled eggplants,pickled olives and even did some with carrots,walnuts,chili and coriander.

Nevertheless this didn’t mean I didn’t cook so I made something quick and easy , I posted the recipe before but it was with risotto ,today I did it with plain spaghetti.

* Shrimps:

* 1 kg medium or jumbo shrimps.

* 2-3 garlic cloves.

* chopped sweet peppers.

* 1 can chopped Italian tomatoes or fresh ones.

* bunch of coriander.

* salt,pepper,and some chili powder.

* saute garlic and peppers in some olive oil.

* add shrimps and stir till color changes then add salt,pepper and chili.

* add tomato can and a bit of water then leave to simmer on low heat till sauce is thick.

* add chopped coriander and cook for another 5 minutes.

 

Absolutely delicious meal :)

 

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Chicken with Chili Coriander Garlic Sauce.

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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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Old and New Vegetarian Dishes.

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Hello everybody.

Today is no meat or chicken day, a break is in need sometimes.

One dish was a new recipe, steamed broccoli flowers with garlic tahini sauce on top and a sprinkle of summaq,though all said sauteed is much nicer but it’s not bad, healthy and light.

The other was my favorite “Chili Potatoes” my kind of dish,hot with some lemon juice, great with the stuffed pickled peppers .

Ingredients and method of chili potatoes.

  • 3-4 large potatoes peeled and cut to medium sized cubes.
  • 2 cloves garlic minced.
  • 1 bunch of fresh coriander.
  • salt,pepper,paprika,chili powder.

* deep fry the potatoes till golden.

* when still hot season with salt,pepper,paprika and chili.

  • saute garlic in some olive oil till golden then add potatoes and mix all well.
  • leave on to cook together over very low heat for 10 minutes.
  • add fresh chopped coriander just before serving.

 

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Chicken Liver.

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Hello everybody.

Leftovers aren’t enough today so I had to do something as a backup. Option was chicken Ceazar salad but it turns out I don’t have any chicken left so a plain one was done.

Found a small plate if chicken liver in my freezer,healthy easy option as well though as my hubby said they turned out a bit dry, always in my case when I make them unlike when he cook them don’t know why.

My sweet stuffed pickled peppers are done, so yummy!

Thank God all leftovers and today’s dishes are gone except a bit of salad that I kept for the boys as a night snack.

 

Chicken Liver:

* 1/2 kg chicken liver.

* 2 sliced onions.

* chili green pepper.

* olive oil,salt,pepper and pomegranate sauce.

* saute onions and peppers in heated oil,then add livers and stir.

* add salt and pepper then leave to simmer on low heat till dine ( 30-40 minutes)

* when done turn off heat and add one big spoon pomegranate sauce and stir all together.

 

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Pickled Eggplants( مخلل باذنجان)

Hello everybody.

Saw those lovely small eggplants yesterday just perfect for pickling for now and making makdous later on.

I combined two recipes together, so stuffing was a mix of tomatoes, garlic and chili peppers.

Ingredients and method :
# small eggplants.
# finely chopped tomatoes.
# minced garlic.
# hot green and red peppers.
# lemon slices and juice.
# salt, chili flakes.
Water and salt brine.

# boil eggplants till a bit tender.
# mince garlic with chili peppers then mix all with tomatoes, lemon juice and 1 tablespoon salt.
# stuff eggplants as much as you can.
# arrange them in a clean glass jar then add water salt brine.
# leave to be done for 1 week.

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