Biscottis.

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Hello everybody.

Been trying different types of biscottis lately , all results were excellent by means of taste and texture.

not so sweet and not too hard, the right thing to have with your morning coffee.

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Base of dough is almost the same but I used different flavors, anise seeds, coconut and blackberry jam and today’s amazing ones were chocolate with nuts.

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Ingredients and method:

Coconut jam biscotti:

  • 3 medium sized eggs or 2 large .
  • 1 cup sugar.
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil.
  • 1 cup coconut
  • 3 tablespoons blackberry jam
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp baking powder.
  • 2 cups flour ( might need a bit more to make dough easy to handle)
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Chocolate Nuts Biscotti:

  • substitute coconut and jam with 3 tablespoons cocoa and half a cup of crushed nuts ( walnuts ,almonds and hazelnuts)

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*Beat eggs, vanilla and sugar well till creamy.

*Add butter and oil.

*Add all other ingredients subsequently till you get a a dough , you can add extra flour to make it easy to form.

*Shape dough to a cylinder then cut with a sharp knife to slices.

*Bake in a medium heated oven for 10-15 minutes or till bottom is firm .

*Leave to cool then store in a cookie jar or tin.

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Enjoy them with coffee or tea , taste is magical believe me.

Stir Fry Steaks and Broccoli and Caprese .

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Hello everybody.

Only two for lunch today and must be quick cause my son had to leave so thought this small easy dish will do.

A stir fry steak broccoli with rice and corn on the side plus two tomatoes with basil and cheese salad known as Caprese.

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Healthy quick and light.

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  • Ingredients and method :
    # 4 pieces of veal steaks cut to squares.
    #1 tablespoon flour.
    # 1 green onion.
    # broccoli florettes.
    # sweet and sour sauce:
    * 2 tablespoons soy sauce.
    * 1 tablespoon honey.
    * 1 tablespoon vinegar
    * 1 tablespoon corn starch.
    * 1 tsp chili powder.
    * 1 tsp fresh ginger.
    * 3/4 cup water.

#some sesame seeds.

# coat veal with flour very well then stir fry in some hot sesame or vegetable oil.
# when golden and crisp  add chopped onion and broccoli and stir well till all crispy.
# add the sauce which is a mix of all ingredients.
#leave to simmer for 5 min then sprinkle sesame seeds on top.

 

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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Pineapple Roca Salad.

Hello everybody.
Long full day, lots of things to do and places to go, end was a sudden visit from my mother in-law’s cousins, and lovely group but a shame I don’t have any dessert or cakes,but we really had a great time.

Lunch today was a variety of many delicious dishes:
* Asparagus soup.
* Pineapple roca salad with dried cranberries, walnuts and a lemon, oil, salt balsamic vinaigrette.
* Cute Caprese salad.
* Green fava beans with garlic and coriander.

All very fresh and yummy.

 

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Anise,Almond Walnut Biscottis.

Hello everybody.

Going to visit my cousin this evening,excited to go see her new baby.

As a usual custom now I made her some biscottis,some with anise seeds and some with almonds and walnuts, though the ones with nuts become so crumbly but taste is good, these will be great with coffee or tea in the morning.

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Lunch was beans from yesterday and some lentils with rice ( mujadara)  and a big salad.

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Up to Hometown Huwwara :)

Hello everybody.

Had a marvelous day, me and mom headed up North this morning and visited many relatives and as usual ate lots of food 😉

First stop was at my new fb friend and cousin for breakfast and a cup of coffee,all delicious and we had such a great time catching up and knowing each other face to face,a real pleasure. Visit ended with a superb piece of Teramisu since my cousin lives in Rome so she’s an expert,really yummy.

Thank you dear Rita for your hospitality,hope to see you soon before you leave.

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Then next visit was to my lovely colleagues and best cousins for lunch,we had rice with fava beans with salad and Irbid yogurt of course. Ha great time as usual :)

Trip ended by paying condolences for a relative then a must buying labaneh and yogurt on our way back from Husson.

Very nice day indeed <3

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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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Eggplant Lasagna.

Hello everybody.

As I mentioned yesterday I did grocery shopping for many dishes this Saturday, one of the things I got stuff for is this recipe that I read in Al-Rai newspaper Friday morning,by the way they do publish very nice and applicable recipes each Friday,try to look through them they’re very useful.

Recipe is lasagna with eggplants,all veggies no meat or chicken.I made regular traditional one and a small one in my pottery pan with eggplants as trial,turned out very good and rich in taste,a success I might say,will be great in Ramadan or lunch parties.

Ingredients and method:

* 1 large eggplant cubed and fried.

* 1 small onion.

* 2 cloves garlic.

* 2 tablespoons tomato paste.

* 2 large tomatoes peeled and chopped.

* 1 small red sweet pepper chopped.

* 1 cube chicken stock (optional).

* 2 cups water.

* 1 pack feta cheese.

* 200 g, ricotta cheese (  I used some brie cheese and kiri instead)

* 2 tablespoons pitted black olives.

* bunch of parsley.

 

* 1 pack spinach lasagna.

* Parmesan or kashcaval cheese for topping.

* some olive oil and butter.

* salt and pepper.

 

* heat oil and butter then add onions,garlic and saute till golden.

* add peppers,tomato paste stir well.

* add tomatoes,maggi cube and water then leave to simmer till sauce is thick.

* mix feta cheese with olives and parsley.

* in a deep oven pan,add some of tomato sauce in the bottom then add layered lasagna sheets.

* add some sauce,then half eggplants.

* add cheese mixture then continue with another layer of lasagna,eggplants then sauce on top.

* bake on low heat for 45 minutes then add cheese on top and roast.

* wait for it to cool a bit and settle before serving, I also made some spinach labaneh salad on the side,yummy yummy :)

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