Kebabs and Appetizers.

Hello everybody.
Dinner today was homemade kebabs with lots of appetizers: hummus, aubergine dip, baked tomato salad, yogurt with mint and oregano and fatoush.

Dessert was baked tweitat or Zaynab fingers.

Ingredients and method:

2 cups plain flour.
2 cups whole wheat flour.
1 cup olive oil.( or half olive and half vegetable oil)
1 small spoon of instant yeast.
1 small spoon grounded fennel,anise and cinnamon.
Half a cup of sesame seeds. (سمسم محمص).
Half a cup of black seeds,I think they’re called sativa (الحبه السوداء.قزحه ).
1/2 cup sugar.
Pinch of salt.

For the syrup:
3 cups granulated sugar.
1 and 1/2 cups water.
1 small spoon lemon juice.
Boil all ,then leave to simmer till syrup is thick (30- 35 minutes).

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Kebabs with Tomatoes and Nachos.

Hello everybody.

Longest fasting day ,thank God it’s cool and weather is nice.

 

Dinner was kebabs with tomatoes and rice and a plate of Nachos plus a big salad .

Ingredients and method of Kebabs.
* kofta meat ( ready from butcher)
* onions.
* garlic.
* tomatoes.
* green peppers.
* 1 can chopped tomatoes
* 1 spoon ketchup and mustard.

* mix kofta with ketchup and mustard.
* form it to small kebabs finger shaped.
* coat them with flour then keep in fridge for a while.
* heat some olive add the kebabs till brownish from all sides.
* add chopped onions, garlic, peppers sautee with meat till tender.
* add 2 peeled chopped  tomatoes and the can.
* leave to simmer for 30-40 minutes. Or you can put it the oven if you like.
* serve with rice.

 

Ingredients and method of Nachos:
* 1 big pack nacho chips.
* 1 small onion finely chopped.
* 1/2 cup red beans.
* 1 big ripe tomato also finely chopped.
* a bit of hot pepper and Tabasco.
* salt and pepper.
* cheddar cheese.
* sour cream or labaneh.

* saute onions till tender in oil.
* add all other ingredients except cheese
* simmer on low heat till done.
* spread nachos in a wide oven pan.
* spread sauce over it.
* add cheese and put in the oven till cheese melts.
* serve with sour cream or guacamole on the side.
* Note: you can add jalapenos, black olives and fava beans to sauce also.

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Happy Women’s Day.

Hello everybody.
Sorry for the delay but I was out in a big gathering,arrived home just a while ago.

Lunch today was homemade kebabs with yogurt and fried tomatoes. Big hit was freshly on the spot done bread, did it specially today in memorial of my dear loving grandma, God rest her soul cause as I keep saying no bread will ever taste like hers,you could smell and feel love and kindness in every loaf and bite.She’s my woman hero for sure.

Well hope you ladies all celebrated your way and enjoyed our day.

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Apple Pudding Eclairs.

Hello everybody.

Back from a short trip to Taba/Egypt,though tiring long drive but it was worth it.Fun in the sun is the exact description , beautiful Sofitel Hotel with lots of pools and activities all day,the only disadvantage was the quality of food, all inclusive buffets but nothing good to eat.Thank God for bread and butter,but all in all it’s the company of good friends that made this trip memorable,we had a blast and lots of funny stories to tell for sure :)

Today as my son said we need something with rice,a good homemade meal is so satisfying after 3 days of eating out,I made Kebabs with tomatoes and rice or as we call it Indian Kebabs.

Tomorrow we’re going to spend the day at my friend’s house by the pool,another fun in the sun day,so I prepared this cool Summery dessert to take with me, very easy to do and a chance to use all the apples my husband brought while I was away !

ingredients and method:

* 5-6 large apples.

* 1 tsp cinnamon.

* 1 tablespoon flour.

* sugar if desired.

* 1 pack whipping cream.

* 1 pack fresh cream.

* 1 pack cream cheese.

* 4 packs vanilla pudding or you can use homemade pudding also.

* plain biscuits and some milk.

 

* peel and chop apples then add flour,cinnamon and sugar and mix well.

* mix together whipping cream,fresh cream,cream cheese and pudding very well .

* line the biscuits in a deep serving dish and sprinkle with some milk.

* add half the amount of cream then half of apples.

* repeat the layers then decorate with crushed biscuits and cinnamon.

* keep in fridge overnight for better results.

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Kebabs and Appetizers.

Hello everybody.

Woke up late today with no idea what to cook,after searching through the previous posts decided to make homemade Kebabs and the usual salads and appetizers I make with them.

I made roasted tomatoes with chili and garlic ,yogurt with mint and oregano, avocado dip,french fries and a green salad.

I also made some  vegetable kebabs,really yummy !!

Dessert was assorted fruits,fresh pineapple,cactus fruits and many more .

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Homemade Kebab.

Hello everybody.

Sometimes you don’t have to go to a fancy restaurant or pay too much money for a fancy meal.
You can make homemade kebab and let it taste like it’s done on a bbq even.
I usually make many side dishes with it.today i’ll make yoghurt dip,roasted tomatoes, hot spicy potatoes.
I learned the yoghurt and tomato recipies from my husband. He usually makes them when going hunting with his friends.easy and quick.convenient for outdoor picnics also.
Yoghurt dip is made by mixing 3 big spoons of yoghurt with 2 big spoons of labaneh.add 1 small spoon of dried mint leaves and oregano.drizzle with olive oil.

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As for roasted tomatoes, you roast 3-4 ripe red tomatoes, one hot pepper, 4-5 cloves of garlic sprinkled with salt and oil and folded in foil paper,,all in a hot oven till done.
You peel all, mash them with a fork add salt to taste…that’s it.

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For the spicy potatoes.cut them to cubes and soak them in salted water.chop 4 cloves of garlic sautee in a bit if olive oil.
Deep fry the potatoes till crispy.leave on paper towel to remove excess oil then when still hot sprinkle with pepper, paprika, hot pepper and Tabasco if you like them extra spicy.mix well then add over garlic.
Before serving heat the potatoes till extra crispy and sprinkle some freshly chopped coriander (you can put them in the oven a bit also ).

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Now to main dish.kebabs are simply kofta meat ( minced lamb meat mixed with onion, parsley, salt, pepper) usually bought ready from butcher. I add to it small spoon of mustard, ketchup, soy sauce and 2 spoons if flour and mix it very well.
Then you mould them over wooden sticks.
Tip: soak the sticks in water so as not to burn in the oven.
Place the sticks in a pan put leave them on the sides not bottom.
Put them in a well heated oven for 30-40 minutes. When all done and crispy heat one quick flaming charcoal till red and put it between the kebabs and close the oven so as they’ll absorb the flames..a trick that’ll give them a bbq taste.

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Enjoy♡♥♡♡

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