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.

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Ramadan Kareem.

Hello everybody.

Two days passed, I can say they were easy and smooth.
First day ritual dish was stuffed vine leaves and courgettes, mushroom soup and fatoush. Typically dessert was qatayef filled with cheese and walnuts.

Second day’s dish was okra in the oven and Iranian rice, as for dessert I tried a new recipe that I sorted out by mixing many similar ones of the same ingredients.

Pistachio rose water dessert, base was crumbled biscuits and butter,topping was a mix of whipping cream, heavy cream, yogurt, pistachios, rose water, pinch of saffron. All beaten till creamy then onto biscuits, cooled then garnished with pistachios.
Simple elegant dessert with Ramadan spirit in it.

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Cream Chicken Corn Soup.

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Hello everybody.

Had two orders  today, citrus almonds syrup cake and crinkles both ginger and chocolate.
As for lunch I have some green beans from yesterday and I made some chicken corn cream soup, great in this cold weather.

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ِAlready  have some cooked chicken nobody touched from the one cooked in milk so I used them in the soup.

Ingredients and method :
# one spring onion.
# 1 cup sweet corn.
# 1 big cooked chicken breast.
# 2 tablespoons butter.
# 2 tablespoons flour.
#3 cups chicken stock.
# 1 cup cream or full fat milk.
# salt, pepper, all spice and a pinch of nutmeg.

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# saute chopped spring onions in heated butter.
# add half of the corn.
# chop chicken breast to small cubes and add half of them as well.
# add flour and chicken stock,stir well and leave to simmer till corn is done and tender.
# whisk all with hand mixer till creamy.
# add cream or milk and rest of corn and chicken.
# leave all to simmer till thick and done.

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Pumpkin Soup and Shepherd Pie.

Hello everybody.

Two warm dishes today , perfect in this cold day.

Pumpkin soup and shepherd pie, both filled with lovely veggies and aroma.

Ingredients and method of the pie:

* cooked ground beef.

* chopped onions and garlic.

* some veggies,peas,carrots,corn and mushrooms.

* 3-4 boiled potatoes.

* soy sauce,ketchup and Worcestershire sauce ( i didn’t have it today so I used HP)

* bread crumbs.

* salt and pepper.

* Saute onions,garlic and meat in some oil or butter.

* add the veggies and sauces and simmer till done.

* mash the potatoes with some butter and milk,salt and pepper.

* pour the potatoes over the veggie meat mix.

* bake in a medium heated oven for 30-40 minutes.

* sprinkle some bread crumbs on top and toast.

* Serve hot with ketchup and salad.

Morrocan Carrot Soup.

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Hello everybody.

A soup is a must in this weather,was about to make lentils but then it’ll be heavy with yesterday’s cabbage leftovers.

So I decided to make carrot soup instead.Came across this recipe while looking for a new or different version from the one I usually make, really yummy and full of flavors.

Must say that garnish must be yogurt and fresh coriander but I used oregano instead cause I don’t have it.

Ingredients and method :
* 2 tablespoons butter.
* 1 small finely chopped onion.
* 2 cloves garlic.
* 2 cups chopped carrots (4-5 big ones)
* 1 tsp fresh grated ginger.
* 1 tsp all spice.
*1 tsp cumin.
* 4 cups vegetable or chicken broth.
*salt and pepper.
* 1 tablespoon lemon juice.
* 1 tsp honey.
* 1/2 cup yogurt.
* fresh chopped coriander.

* saute onions, garlic in hot butter till tender.
* add carrots, ginger and all spice.
* add stock and leave to simmer till carrots are tender.
* spin all together with hand mixer or blender till you get a smooth creamy texture.
* add lemon juice and honey.
* season with salt and pepper as preferred.
* leave to simmer for another 20 minutes.
* garnish with yoghurt and coriander upon serving.

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Really good believe me!

 

 

 

 

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Meat in Pitta Bread ( عرايس).

Hello everybody.
Busy Saturday, too much errands today.
Before leaving the house I took out some minced meat to make these yummy pitta bread meat pastries or as we call them Arayes,I also made some vegetable noodles soup with a small plate of mhammara and mashed black olives.

All delicious 😋

Ingredients and method of meat pitta loaf:
* minced veal or beef.
* 1 small finely chopped or grated onion.
* 1-2 grated garlic (optional)
* 1 large ripe grated tomato.
* 2-3 tablespoons soaked burghul.
* finely chopped hot pepper.
* salt, pepper and tabasco.
* small pitta breads or big cut to halves.

* mix all ingredients well together.
* fill each pitta with a spoonful of the mixture.
* brush them with olive oil and bake in a medium heated oven till golden and crispy.
* serve with yoghurt and hummus or salad.

Enjoy ♡♥♡♥

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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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Lentil Soup Fatteh.

Hello everybody.

Seems like winter is back again, weird weather this morning, rainy with heavy fog.

Well I’m sure a big percentage of Jordanians cooked lentil soup today, it’s a rain tradition i guess.

Today I’ll do it with a twist, and member in banancooking.com made this dish and while ago and it looked interesting.

You cook soup as usual but I made it a bit thicker, then you assemble it with all fatteh ingredients. Roasted bread, soup then tahini yogurt sauce and garnish it with cooked minced meat, almonds and parsley.

A big big success, very fulfilling but not heavy, mother in-law and kids loved it,waiting for hubby’s approval now.

 

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Soup for Sure.

Hello everybody.

Another cold and rainy day, I’m definitely positive most houses in Jordan have a soup on the table today , it’s the most effective heart and body warming tool these days :)

I made noodles with carrots and peas soup,added a bit of green onions and garlic, yummy with a twist of lemon juice.

Though I have some courgettes from yesterday but won’t be enough as always so I made some macaroni and cheese, pasta mixed with sauteed onions,mushrooms and two packs cooked mushroom soup with cheese on top.

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Shepherd Pie.

Hello everybody.

Feels like Autumn today,cold and cloudy,never had a Summer this strange,very cold at night and only few hot days.

Lunch today is a bit wintry but it suits the clouds!! it’s usually done cause it’s fulfilling and hot in cold days. I also made some mushroom soup with it .

Ingredients and method:

* cooked ground beef.

* chopped onions and garlic.

* some veggies,peas,carrots,corn and mushrooms.

* 3-4 boiled potatoes.

* soy sauce,ketchup and Worcestershire sauce ( i didn’t have it today so I used HP)

* bread crumbs.

* salt and pepper.

 

* Saute onions,garlic and meat in some oil or butter.

* add the veggies and sauces and simmer till done.

* mash the potatoes with some butter and milk,salt and pepper.

* pour the potatoes over the veggie meat mix.

* bake in a medium heated oven for 30-40 minutes.

* sprinkle some bread crumbs on top and toast.

* Serve hot with ketchup and salad.

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