Roasted Meat Cubes.

Hello everybody.

Today I decided to try an interesting  recipe I saw on Tastemade, the new unusual ingredient is coffee ! guess it did give a special flavor cause end result was really delicious.

Ingredients and method:

  • 1 kg meat cubes ( veal or lamb)
  • 1 tsp of salt,pepper,chili.
  • 1 tablespoon coffee powder .
  • * 1 tablespoon brown sugar.

  • 1 small chopped onion.
  • 2-3 chopped garlic.
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil.
  • 2 tablespoons chopped parsley.
  • 1 cup broth.
  • marinate meat in all ingredients except broth overnight or for several hours.
  • add broth then cover pan very well.
  • roast in a medium heated oven for 2-3 hours.
  • Note : check the pan after 2 hours it might need some water if meat is not done and sauce is dry.
  • You can make roasted potatoes with herbs and spices or sauteed veggies and salad.


very easy yummy new dish ,loved it and I’m sure will make it in Ramadan.



Chicken On Salt!


Hello everybody.

Roasting over a bed of salt experience is still going on,today I tried it with whole small chicken and potatoes plus garlic of course.

Excellent delicious result,crispy from outside juicy from inside وnot dry and very well roasted. Guess next time I’ll do fish or veal.

Ingredients and method :
* 2 cups salt.
* 2 small whole chicken.
* head of garlic.
* potatoes.

* salt, pepper, all spice, chili flakes and lemon slices.

* clean and dry chicken well then season inside out.
*insert lemon slices inside and tuck thighs well with a toothpick or rubber band.
* in a deep oven pan pour salt and spread it evenly.
* put the chicken, potatoes and garlic on top.
* add rosemary or oregano if you like.
* cover well then put in a moderately heated oven for 1 1/2 hours.
* uncover and drizzle a bit of olive oil on chicken,roast till golden.
* press out tender garlic and mix with some butter and yogurt to make a sauce or dip.

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Really yummy,highly recommended






Cheese and Capsicum Steak Stacks.

Hello everybody.

Today is meat day for protein source in the diet.

For a change I looked through my cookbooks for something new and came across this one, personally I loved it meaning not all family members found it unusual but it was worth trying.

It’s basically two thin slices of steaks stacked together with cheese, onions and blackened or roasted capsicum or sweet red peppers.

You then wrap them as a parcel then grill on both sides till golden. Leave in the oven covered for half an hour later on in very low heat.

I did some mushroom risotto and sauce on the side.



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  original photo in the cookbook.








Roasted Cauliflower.

Hello everybody.

Saw this recipe on my Facebook friend Mary’s timeline thought I’ll try it today,got a tiny cauliflower to do the test,well it turned out really good, light appetizer with a spicy sour taste,though as usual reality is never like the photo posted,Photoshop is so mean sometimes!

You simply marinate a whole cauliflower is yogurt,olive oi,lemon zest and juice ( forgot them in the photo) ,salt,pepper,chili powder and cumin. Then you place it in a deep pan and bake it in a well heated oven till brown and crisp from the outside,serve with green salad or as appetizer.

Well lunch was chicken tikka masala,got a ready mix this time,really good actually!





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