Chicken Ceazar Salad.


Hello again.

A quick satisfying lunch in a busy day Chicken Ceazar salad, fresh and healthy cause of the little amount of mayonnaise cause I use thick yogurt with it.

For the dressing :
A juice of half a lemon.
1 small teaspoon mustard.
2 big spoons mayonnaise. 2 big spoons yoghurt ( a trick so as not to use too much mayonnaise).
Salt.pepper.dried oregano…and a small cup olive oil.
A useful way to get a thick creamy dressing is to put all ingredients in a tightly closed jar and shake it very well….very easy.


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Steak with mushroom, mashed potatoes and fettuccine.

Hello everybody.

Invited our cousin and his family for dinner tonight.

Menu was steaks with mushroom,mashed potatoes,fettuccine,Iranian rice,mloukhieh,Russian salad and lettuce noodles salad.

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Chicken Sandwiches.

Hello everybody.

Big family breakfast this morning,woke up early and baked lovely small ka3ek,table was full of yummy oriental stuff.

Lunch time came,no mood to cook at all,then remembered I have cooked chicken breasts in the fridge so I sliced them then added some pesto, tomatoes, lettuce, green onions, olives, avocado, relish and mustard great sandwich combo with the rest of morning ka3ek.


Niçoise Salad and German Chocolate Cake.

Hello everybody.

Needed a light healthy lunch bit have no mood to cook so I decided to do this lovely colored salad, It’s a French dish made of veggies,tuna and boiled eggs.

Ingredients and method:

Salad :

* Lettuce,tomatoes,cucumber.

* 2 large boiled and sliced tomatoes.

* some boiled string beans ( didn’t have ones today)

* boiled eggs.


* black olives.

* you can add parsley or fresh basil all optional.

* Dressing:

* 1 clove garlic shopped.

* 1 small chopped onion.

*lemon juice.

*dijon mustard.

* salt,pepper.

* olive oil.

* Arrange all ingredients either mixed or next to each other.

* mix all dressing ingredients then add over salad before serving.

20150226_153626  healthy fulfilling salad.

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First thing in the morning I did 2 portions of my favorite chocolate cake recipe, half covered with ganache done from Milka Hazelnut chocolate and another with German Chocolate Cake frosting to my sister in-law cause I think chocolate is a big cheering and mood enhancing kind of food ,new moms really need that kind of thing for sure.

Ingredients of frosting:

* 1 1/2 cups of coconut.

* 2 big spoons butter.

* 2/3 cup Carnation condensed milk ( I used !/2 cup milk and 2 big spoons cream ,good enough also).

* 1/2 cup sugar.

* 1 egg.

* 1 tsp Vanilla.

* 1/2 cup crushed walnuts.


* Mix all ingredients except walnuts very well .

* boil over medium heat till mixture is thick .

* add walnuts and fold in.

* Use as filling and cover over chocolate cake.

* German chocolate cake contains 1 big spoon instant coffee with the basic cake ingredients.


Well,hope you like it dear sis and enjoy the almost warm sunny weekend everybody.


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Minestrone Soup.(شوربه ايطاليه)

Hello everybody.

Rainy day and I have a bad flu, a rich hot soup is a blessing in this case.I did this soup once in Ramadan but didn’t post the recipe so it’s a chance to do it again, definitely a rich aromatic tasty one.

Ingredients varied when I searched for the recipe so I consulted my dear cousin living in Rome for the original one that Italians usually do and she gave me the secret ingredient that you won’t find in any recipe but I added it after taking the photo.

Ingredients and method:

* 1 small finely chopped onion.

* 1 clove garlic.

* bunch of chopped basil.

* 1/2 cup chopped celery.

* 1 small chopped zucchini.

* 2 small chopped carrots.

* some sun dried tomatoes.

* 1/2 cup black beans.

* 1/2 cup green beans (optional )

* 2 leaves finely chopped lettuce. (secret ingredient)

* 1 can chopped tomatoes.

* 1 tsp tomato paste.

* 4 cups broth or water and cube of broth.

* 2 bay leaves.

* salt,pepper and oregano.

* 3/4 cup small shaped pasta.

* Parmesan cheese.


* saute onions,garlic,carrots,celery till tender.

* add rest of ingredients then broth and pasta and 1 tablespoon of cheese, boil then leave to simmer till done and all ingredients are tender.

* sprinkle with Parmesan cheese when served.




Palmetto Artichoke Corn Salad.

Hello everybody.

Very busy Saturday,didn’t have time to write my daily post till now.

Lunch today was Pizza,homemade in two big trays,boys are now eating it for dinner also. We are definitely a pizza lovers family !

I also made this rich salad,we usually eat it in restaurants specially in Fakhr El-Deen , it’s a mix of coarsely chopped  palmetto,artichoke, baby corns,avocados and mushrooms over a bed of lettuce and I made a honey mustard dressing which contains a bit of mustard,honey,lemon juice,bit of pomegranate sauce and of course olive oil,salt and oregano . Yummy rich salad for sure.







Crunchy Baked Wedges.

Hello everybody.
How’s your weekend so far? Weather turned crispy cold and dusty not enjoyable for an outing right?
Lunch was cheese burgers and crunchy spiced wedges,you cut potatoes with skin into wedges and mix well with pesto sauce,chili,rosemary, oregano,breadcrumbs,sun dried tomatoes,salt ,pepper and olive oil then bake uncovered till done and crispy. Salad was beetroot and lettuce topped with feta cheese and vinaigrette.

Upon kids request I baked more peanut butter chocolate cookies cause I only left some for them yesterday. Love this recipe very easy and quick.







Quesadillas and Artichoke Salad.

Hello everybody.

I’m so sorry for the delay,I’m having trouble uploading,will rewrite the post again.

Today’s lunch is Mexican, chicken quesadillas are famous appetizers or even main dish,ate them a while ago at my uncle’s house,and been waiting for a chance to do them since then,

After a quick search and finding many different recipes,I made this one,they’re all basically the same, but I liked this cause they even have ingredients of the seasoning,better to use instead of ready ones. You can even keep them in a closed jar for later on.

Ingredients and method:

* 2 large finely chopped chicken breasts.

*1 finely chopped onion.

* 2 finely chopped garlic.

* finely chopped sweet colored peppers.

* grated sharp cheddar cheese.

* tortilla bread.

* seasoning : 3 tsp cornstarch,1 tsp salt,1 tsp sugar,1/2 tsp pepper,1 tsp paprika,1 tsp chili,1/2 tsp chili flakes,1 tsp garlic powder,1 tsp onion powder,1 envelope maggi powder ( optional)

mix well and keep in a well closed jar.

* heat some oil then add chicken,stir till dry.

* add 2 tsp of seasoning and mix well.

* add onions,garlic,peppers and simmer till done.

* grease oven pan.

* fill each tortilla in half,top with cheese then fold and sprinkle top and edges with a bit of water to seal.

* bake in a medium heated oven till golden and crisp on both sides.

* serve with sour cream or guacamole.

As for the salad:

*chop lettuce,cucumbers,mushrooms,cherry tomatoes,baby corns and slightly boiled artichokes.

* make dressing by mixing: mustard,honey,balsamic vinegar,pomegranate sauce,lemon juice,salt and olive oil and drizzle it on top.

Note: you can marinate artichokes in dressing for tastier flavor if you have time.













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