Ramadan Dishes.

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Hello everybody.

Sorry for the laziness but Ramadan is really tiring specially after Iftar, one gets lazy and tired.

Strategy this month is to make little amounts of every dish so as not to have leftovers next day ,the past couple of days I made many dishes.

wp-1465586884171.jpg noodles veggie soup.

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wp-1465586877561.jpg chicken pie.

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wp-1465586979193.jpg chicken fatteh.

 

wp-1465586938900.jpg qatayef and muhalbieh with caramel.

 

 

Noodles Soup and Pastries.

Hello everybody.

Another big gathering at Mom’s today, she made mixed salad with oranges, grape leaves,oregano ,cheese and meat pastries plus karaway again and finally we opened the baby’s cake.

Back home with some kishek and oregano pies cause I had no time to cook and did some noodle’s soup cause it seems we’re catching a flu so better start precautions.

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wpid-wp-1428507640970.jpeg beautiful flowers gift.

wpid-wp-1428507673299.jpeg yummiest cake !

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Greek Style Quesadillas.

Hello everybody.

Very hot and busy morning , don’t know why streets and shops are full, finished grocery shopping as fast as I can to go back home :(

Lunch today was noodles with vegetables and chicken,with soy sauce,ketchup and ginger. It’s a favorite of ours all the time .

I also made a quick side dish, light vegetarian quesadillas,found this recipe on Pinterest. You can add chicken to it if you like, your choice. Tasted really really good,will certainly do them again !

Ingredients and method:

* large tortilla bread.

* feta cheese.

* mozzarella cheese.

* fresh parsley and mint , chopped.

* black olives.

* chopped sweet peppers.

* pesto sauce or fresh basil leaves.

* cherry tomatoes.

* oregano,salt and pepper.

* optional additives : onions or shredded chicken.

* add feta and mozzarella on half of the bread then add toppings as you like.

* grill or toast in the oven after brushing pan with a bit of oil.

That’s it, enjoy !!!

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Steak Sandwiches♡

Hello again.

Lunch today is a favorite for all, plus it’s convenient when family members arrives home at different times.

Steak sandwiches can be a goid trick for kids who doesn’t like meat..making it into sandwiches is more convincing.

Ingredients:
* shredded beef steak.
* shredded onion.
*shredded mixed sweet peppers.
* shredded mushrooms.
* gravy powder or steak seasoning.
* buns or steak bread.

Method:
* sautee the onions in butter and oil till tender. ( a trick I learned from cooking tv shows, mixing butter and olive oil keeps them both from burning and adds a delicious flavor).
* add beef, seasoning  and salt. Mix till meat is almost done.
* add the veggies then leave to simmer for 30 minutes.  You can add a bit of water to ensure all ingredients are well done.
* fill the breads, add cheese, lettuce, mustard, ketchup as each one favors.
* heat them in the oven till crispy.
* make french fries or baked potatoes or salad on the side.

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I also made noodles soup with peas and carrots.

Ingredients:
* 1 small onion, finely chopped.
* 1 cup frozen peas and carrots.
* 1 cup small noodles (شعيريه ).
* 1 cube chicken broth or fresh chicken broth.
* 4 cups water.
* salt, pepper, all spice as desired.
* small bunch chopped parsely.

Method:
* sautee onions till tender with little oil.
* add noodles stir till golden.
* add peas and carrots.
* add chicken cube, seasoning and water.
* leave to boil then simmer for 20-30 minutes.
* add parsley before serving.

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Noodles with vegetables and Spinach Tabouleh.

Hello everybody.

Today is the first day of school after winter break, back to order and routine at last.
Lunch must be ready on time, well today I had to go out so needed to cook something quick and easy to heat when kids come home.

Noodles with chicken and vegetables is a great option. I will cook it and boil noodles when we arrive home.
You need:
* 2 shredded chicken breasts marinated in ketchup,  soy sauce, fresh grated ginger  one big spoon of cornstarch and sugar.

* shredded vegetables.  Today I have carrots, mushrooms, mixed colored sweet peppers,  courgette, and green onions.
* ketchup, soy sauce, ginger.
* 1 pack noodles , spaghetti or rice noodles.
*sesame oil or vegetable oil.

Method:
*Heat the oil till hot, add chicken stir well till crispy and a sticky sauce is formed around it.
* Add the vegetables sprinkle with a spoonful of ketchup, soy sauce and ginger.mix well.
* leave to simmer till veggies are a bit tender.
* boil the noodles in salted water. Drain then also add ketchup, soy sauce, ginger and a little salt.
* Mix noodles with chicken and veggies before serving.

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Salad today is tabbouleh but done with fresh spinach leaves instead of parsley.

*You wash and chop
spinach.
* Finley chop a small onion add to it,lemon juice, salt, pepper, olive oil.
* chopped tomato.
* a small cup fine burghul soaked in lemon juice and hot water till soft.
* mix all together before you eat..add lemon, salt, oil as preferable.

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Enjoy ♡♥♡♥

Chocolate Balls!!!!!!

Hello everybody…grocery day again,,, can’t believe how fast the week goes by…well, they say time flies when you’re having fun….frankly it’s been a fun week … (. حمدلله ).

Found fresh green beans today…though as usual one family member always objects when I cook it…ends up eating rice with tomato sauce, but it’s really a delicious healthy meal.plus very easy to make specially when using a pressure cooker….he or she who invented it is really a great man or woman….very useful and time saving.
You will need:
1/2 kg of lamb meat cut to cubes or big pieces with bones as you prefer.
1kg cut, washed green beans.
2 or 3 large ripe tomatoes.
2 cloves of garlic.
1 small onion.
2 big spoons tomato paste.
5 cups of water.
Salt.pepper. mixed spice.paprika.
1 big spoon olive oil.

In a pressure cooker or regular pan..heat the oil then add meat pieces, salt.pepper.spices. paprika, stirr well till meat is brownish and crispy.
Add the beans and keep stirring till it softens.
In a blender mix the onion, garlic, peeled tomatoes, tomato paste and water then pour it over the beans and meat..
You can add one more cup of water if the juice is too thick.then leave to boil for 30-40 minutes on low heat if in pressure cooker or for hour and half if in regular pan.. or till meat is well done.
Of course this dish is served with rice..today I made rice with small noodles (شعيريه ) I toasted it with vegetable oil and salt till golden.added the rice, mix them well together then added water till above rice by one inch.
When all water is absorbed lower the heat ,, I usually place a tin under the pan to keep heat very low and rice won’t burn, then leave till rice us done.

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