Pineapple Roca Salad.

Hello everybody.
Long full day, lots of things to do and places to go, end was a sudden visit from my mother in-law’s cousins, and lovely group but a shame I don’t have any dessert or cakes,but we really had a great time.

Lunch today was a variety of many delicious dishes:
* Asparagus soup.
* Pineapple roca salad with dried cranberries, walnuts and a lemon, oil, salt balsamic vinaigrette.
* Cute Caprese salad.
* Green fava beans with garlic and coriander.

All very fresh and yummy.


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wpid-wp-1427568787991.jpeg lovely easy Caprese.


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Dates Roca Salad.

Hello everybody.

Since it’s Thursday and all have plans In did a small salad only,enough I think.
We usually eat this dish at Cafe Hanin,delicious, nutritious and light.consists of a bed of roca leaves or lettuce with pitted dates,walnuts, feta cheese and a vinaigrette sauce. Simple and easy.

Enjoy your weekend lovely people.



Pasta in White Sauce (معكرونه بالبشاميل).

Hello everybody.

Bright clear sunny morning after heavy thunder and rain all night,really refreshing though dusty day all over again :(

Went shopping as usual , very crowded streets and shops!!! came back to make quick lunch as I have cooked minced meat in freezer so pasta with white sauce was the option,  did fresh roca pomegranate salad with walnuts and grated cheese on top and fresh fruit salad for dessert,all extremely fresh and nutritious.

Ingredients and method for pasta:

* cooked tube shape pasta.

* white sauce (bechamel) ,try to make it not too thick so as it can fill pasta easily.

ingredients and method of white sauce:

  • 4 tablespoons butter.
  • 4 tablespoons flour.
  • 4-5 cups milk.
  • salt,pepper .
  • heat pan then add butter and flour, stir well till flour is golden.
  • add milk gradually and whisk well while doing that till all quantity is well incorporated.
  • add salt and pepper.
  • keep whisking till it boils and becomes thick.
  • add cheese now or later on between pasta layers as you wish.
  • Note: if clots appears you can simply use hand mixer a bit or blender.

* cooked minced meat with tomato sauce ( I added small chopped onion,garlic,basil,oregano and tomato paste.)

* some butter for greasing the pan.

* mozzarella cheese for the top.


* grease oven pan with butter then add half of the pasta.

* add half the amount of white sauce then add tomato meat sauce over it.

* add other half of pasta and white sauce,sprinkle with dry oregano and cover.

* bake in a medium heated oven for 30-40 minutes then add cheese on top and roast till golden.

* let it stand to cool a bit for easier serving.


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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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20140605_172107  today’s lunch,fried chicken,mashed potatoes and roca salad.




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