Veggie Stuffed Steaks.

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Happy International Woman’s Day lovely ladies around the world.

I’m sure all women wherever they are and whatever they do deserve to honored and thanked everyday cause each one is important and plays a significant role no matter how small.

On this occasion I cooked this elegant lunch today, steaks stuffed with thinly stripes of veggies ( carrots, onions, peppers and green onions) with sauce and mashed potatoes.

* season steaks with salt, pepper and all spice then add the vegetables, roll and close them with toothpicks.

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* add a bit of soy sauce on top of each roll
* heat some oil and butter well, add rolls till golden on all sides, lower heat and leave to cook slowly for 15-20 minutes.

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* remove from pan and leave to rest
* in the same oil add remaining veggies, saute till golden then add one tablespoon of flour and 1 1/2 cups water.

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*stir very well till creamy then mix all in blender to get a thick creamy sauce.

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Nice,elegant easy lunch served with mashed potatoes.

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Lunch Order For Jeeran Amman Company.

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Hello everybody.

Sorry for the delay but it was a long eventful day with an early start cause I had a lunch order for a group of employees at Jeeran company.

They ordered steaks with mushrooms and gravy, mashed potatoes, chicken with broccoli and cream along with pesto pasta, quesadillas and French Pizza.

Dessert was a treat from me,muhalabieh with caramel.

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So happy that all was wiped out in minutes and reviews were awesome.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Steaks with Onions and Mustard.

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Hello again.

Had to cook something quick before going out this morning, easiest of all grilled steaks covered with spices and mustard with caramelized onions on top.

Side dishes were mashed potatoes and lentil soup.

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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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French Pizza.

Hello everybody.

Lunch today was steak with mushroom sauce and mashed potatoes, though potatoes weren’t successful cause I cut them to cubes then boiled them till done ( I usually keep it as is)  so mash was runny  didn’t like it at all, never again.Thank God steaks were excellent.

On the side I made my famous French Pizza, always a favorite side dish at any meal or occasion,very simple and easy.
Chopped peppers, mushroom, olives with some cheese, mayonnaise, salt and pepper mixed then topped over sliced French baguettes.

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Basil Cherry Tomatoes Mazorella Steaks.

Hello everybody.

Last minute decision of what to cook for lunch came out after lots of ideas and guesses, typical Friday.

Well finally I took out some steaks since I have all ingredients of the dish, Rita’s recipe, simple sautéed thin steaks topped with fresh basil, cherry tomatoes and a slice of mazorella. Extremely delicious, all gone in minutes.
I made mashed potatoes, sweet creamy corn, gravy with mushrooms and a bowl of Ceazar salad.

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Everybody finished lunch happily, real comfort food.

 

Swedish Meatballs.

Hello everybody.

After searching many food apps and sites for a dish containing mined meat, something new and easy . Thank God for Pinterest by the way,a big source for ideas and new ideas.

Decided to do this recipe at the end Swedish meatballs or as many say IKEA dish, actually it is very tasty, heart warming and satisfying dish, sorry IKEA but homemade ones are much tastier than yours.

This morning I went out with my friends to  very nice place called “Funjan” to celebrate our beloved Reem’s birthday,I made a beautiful Red Velvet cake and food as yummy yummy.

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Ingredients and method:

For meat balls:

* 1/2  kg minced beef.

* 1 egg.

* 1/2 cup bread crumbs.

* salt,pepper,nutmeg,all spice.

* grated small onion.

* 1 big tablespoon butter.

For the sauce:

* 1/3 cup flour.

* 4 cups chicken broth or 1 cube Maggi cubes dissolved  in 4 cups water.

* 1/2 cup heavy cream.

* salt,pepper,all spice to taste.

* some chopped parsley for garnish.

 

* Mix beef with all ingredients and form it into balls.

* heat butter and saute balls till done and golden.

* remove balls and add flour to remaining butter and mix well.

* gradually add broth and whisk quickly to get a smooth silky sauce.

* leave to simmer and thicken for 10 minutes.

* add the cream and seasoning then return balls in sauce and simmer for 15 minutes.

 

Serve with rice or mashed potatoes, a special kind of jam is usually served with it but I didn’t have time to look for it,guess it’s available in IKEA  called lingonberry jam.

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Small Lunch Gathering :)

Hello everybody.

My dear cousins coming from Irbid today , though they insisted that they’ll only pass by for coffee but I ignored the thought and promised to make a small easy lunch, we really had a great time specially with the company of the sweetest baby ever Mira,such an angel <3

I made steak with mushrooms peppers and gravy sauce with mashed potatoes on the side,some eggplant dip and green salad.

Dessert was simple cake with swirled blueberries on top,really good with coffee after lunch.

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Cherry Berry Mousse.

Hello everybody.

Gloomy cold day,I hate this weather when no sun appears,went shopping to lighten up but unfortunately though most shops have sale but I wasn’t lucky at all :)

Anyway since I was out all morning I was planning to fry some ready chicken escalopes,I boiled some potatoes before I left to make mashed potatoes. God bless Nabil products as I always say.

I rushed to grocery store on my way back to bring some extra chicken and fresh rocca to make a salad cause my son called saying his friend is coming to lunch,as I entered I couldn’t resist the fresh berries,cherries and strawberries on the fruit stand,so I got a good amount to make this recipe,refreshing and yummy, I’m sure kids and adults will love it.

Ingredients and method:

* 1 pack cream cheese.

* 2 packs whipping cream.

* 1 pack cream.

* 3 packs strawberry and cherry jello plus 1 for the top.

* 1 cup milk

*3/4 cups hot water.

* 2 cups fresh berries.

* mix all ingredients with only 1/2 cup of berries very well in food processor.

* pour in a deep serving dish then dip in some big chunks of berries.

* refrigerate till firm then decorate top with rest of cherries and berries.

* dissolve the remaining jello pack in 1 cup very hot water then cover berries with it slowly.

* refrigerate for 2-3 hours then serve.

Haven’t tasted yet but it sure looks pretty good,enjoy your weekend my friends.

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Steak & Mashed Potatoes.

Hello everybody.
I bought fresh green fava beans yesterday, intended to cook them with yoghurt and steaks but the kids  strongly objected. I guess most kids don’t like fava beans..I actually didn’t like them when I was young but now they’re my favorite in all forms and recipies..I guess will keep them for one day when kids are out, a Thursday or Friday maybe.
Well I made steaks with mushroom and sauce and mashed potatoes on the side and a salad.

Ingredients and method:
* Veal steaks.
* 1 can or fresh mushrooms.
* sliced onions.
* 2-3 cloves garlic.
* sliced peppers.
* salt, pepper, all spice.
* 1 big spoon cornflour.
* 1 small spoon of ketchup, HP or BBQ sauce.
* 1 cube maggi  or half a packet of mushroom soup ( the powder I mean).
* 1 spoon oil and small spoon butter.

* Heat oil and butter, add the steaks and keep turning them till all water is dry and steaks partially cooked.
* Add the onions and garlic, cover and leave on low heat till a bit tender.
* Add the peppers and mushrooms.
* mix spices, sauces, maggi and cornflour with 2 cups water and pour them over steak .
* leave to simmer on low heat for 1 hour or till steaks are done.
* serve with mashed potatoes done by boiling potatoes till soft then mixing it with some butter , milk, salt and pepper in food processor.
* I made a simple salad and added 4 slices of the roasted peppers from the other day…yummy:)

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