Spring Rolls With Sweet and Sour Sauce.


Hello again.

Have some extra cabbage leaves so today I bought a pack of spring roll sheets or thin dough so as to stuff them.

Result was perfect, boys loved them, crispy and so fresh.I also made sweet and sour sauce to go along with them.

Ingredients of stuffing and sauce:

* 3 carrots.
* one spring onion.
* shredded cabbage leaves (2-3 cups)
* sesame or vegetable oil.
* 2 tablespoons soy sauce.
* 1 tsp fresh grated ginger.
* spring rolls sheets.
* 1 tablespoon cornstarch dissolved in water to close the rolls.

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* saute onions, thinly shredded carrots and cabbages till tender.
* add ginger and soy sauce, leave to simmer till all liquid dries.
* when totally cooled stuff in roll and close with a bit of cornstarch mixture.
* deep fry till crispy and golden.

Serve with sweet and sour sauce which is a mixture of:
* 3 tablespoons soy sauce.
* 3 tablespoons ketchup.
* 1 tablespoon sugar.
* 1 tablespoon vinegar.
* 1 tablespoon cornstarch.
Mix all ingredients together then heat till thick and creamy.






Chicken with Pepsi and Marble Cake.

Hello everybody .

Upon special request from my son’s friend I made chicken with Pepsi for him and a marble cake with caramel frosting as dessert.


Ingredients and method:
* 2-3 boneless cubed chicken breasts.
* 1 can or pack mushroom.
* 1 green or dry onion.
* 2 cloves garlic.
* 1/2 small cup ketchup (2-3 spoons).
* 1 small spoon soy sauce.
* 1 small can DIET Pepsi.
* 1 big spoon cornflour.
* salt, pepper for seasoning the chicken.

* saute chicken in a bit of oil and season till almost done.
* add chopped onions and garlic.
* add mushrooms.
* add rest of ingredients: soy sauce, ketchup, diet Pepsi and cornflour. Mix well so as not to clot.
* leave to simmer till done and sauce is thick.
* you might need a bit of water if necessary .
* serve with plain white rice.

Enjoy and please try it..♡♥♡♥

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Marble cake with caramel frosting.

Chicken with Noodles.

Hello everybody.

Lazy day off , had no idea what to cook till after 2 when boys suggested Chinese or chicken with veggies and noodles,which is great cause I have all ingredients and chicken breasts are the easiest to defrost and cook .


When done I suddenly decided to make some Rock Cookies to take with me to some dear friends we’re visiting, thank God I finished just on time,even made a nice packaging :)


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Beef Sweet and Sour.

Hello everybody.

Typical lazy Friday,started by waking up really late for a change, usual coffee at Rula’s noon time then asking what to eat for lunch, decided to make this dish cause It’s been long time since we ate it plus me and my friends went out to dinner the other night at Ren Chai and ordered the same dish but It wasn’t that good or I didn’t enjoy it well !

Searched for an easy recipe to do,found this at Allrecipes.com,great web by the way!

Ingredients and method:

* meat balls (sauteed ahead till golden)

* sweet peppers chopped to large pieces.

* 1 onion chopped to large pieces also.

* 3-4 pieces pineapples.

* 1 tablespoon brown sugar.

*1 tablespoon starch.

* 2 big spoons ketchup.

* 2 big spoons soy sauce.

* 1 tablespoon vinegar.

* 1 small cup water.


* saute peppers and onions in a bit of vegetable oil till tender.

* add the meat balls .

* mix ketchup,soy sauce,sugar,starch,vinegar and water well together.

* add mixture to pan and stir,then add pineapples.

* simmer for 15-20 minutes.

* serve with boiled rice.


Really tasty and well flavored I even didn’t add salt or pepper !




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Diet Starts Today !

Hello everybody.

New month resolution DIET and back to daily WALKING habit, too much events and invitations since end of Ramadan,so now after school opened and sadly said goodbyes to most of Summer visitors it’s time to stop our mouths a bit don’t you think? hope this decision holds on cause only today I got two invitations for the next upcoming weeks , well I’ll do my best to compromise :(

I won’t start a fixed written diet,will try to cut down bread,carbs in general and portions cause I do have a family to feed and I won’t cook special meals for myself .

Today’s dish is very simple and easy,chicken breasts stuffed with spinach and garlic with herbs, lemon juice and soy sauce for seasoning,no salt and a bit of olive oil.

* Ingredients and method:

* chicken breasts cut in the middle.

* garlic and spinach.

* lemon juice and soy sauce.

* broccoli and mushrooms or any vegetables you prefer.

* oregano,basil or any herbs for seasoning.

* crush garlic and mix with spinach then stuff inside breasts.

* season with lemon juice and herbs.

* heat some olive oil in skillet then add breasts,keep turning till golden on both sides.

* add veggies and sprinkle all with some soy sauce then leave to simmer on low heat till all done.

* serve with simple salad .










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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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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Poutine ( french fries and gravy)

Hello everybody.

I know you’re asking yourself what’s that Banan is talking about?

Well my eldest son told me about this dish,his friend living in Canada told him this a famous traditional Canadian dish,so after doing a quick review on various recipes ,today I did this one. Really really good,we all loved it.

Poutine is basically french fries covered with gravy and cheese,but gravy is very rich and tastes great.

Ingredients and method:

* potatoes, cut and fried any shape you like.

* Gravy:

* 2 tablespoons butter.

* 2 tablespoons flour.

* 1 small finely chopped onions.

* 1 chopped garlic .

* 1 yablespoon ketchup.

* 1/2 tablespoon soy sauce or Worcestershire sauce.

* 1/2 tsp vinegar.

* 3 cups chicken or veal stock.

* cheddar cheese or cheese curd.


* saute onions and garlic in some oil.

* add ketchup,vinegar and soy sauce.

* stir well and add stock.

* melt butter and mix with flour till brownish,then add to stock.

* mix well and simmer till thick,add salt,pepper and chili if you like.

* fry potatoes then place in a deep dish,cover with gravy and cheese.

* put in the oven a bit till cheese melts and serve.

Today I made kofta with tomatoes and salad with the poutine, to be done again for sure :)



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Steak Rolls (stuffed with vegetables)

Hello everybody.

last day of this long weekend,I was intending to do a cake and decorate it like the Jordanian flag on the occasion of Independence Day but I had to make date rolls order so no time left, maybe tomorrow.

I cooked for lunch early in the morning, took out some steak pieces and prepared to do this dish that I used to do a lot long time ago, easy to do but if you’re in a hurry you can do it chopped not rolled.

Ingredients and method:


* Steak pieces.

* carrots,peppers,green onions,mushrooms and cabbage. all chopped to thin strips.

* soy sauce,ketchup,salt and pepper.

* sesame oil or vegetable oil.


* chop a bit of the carrots,peppers,green onions and mushrooms to small thin strips and saute them in some oil and sprinkle them with soy sauce.

* with a steak hammer make the steaks as thin as you can,salt and pepper them then stuff with veggies and roll.

* close rolls with thread or toothpicks then saute with some oil from all sides till brownish.

* remove from pan then all all veggies and saute till tender adding soy sauce,ketchup a bit salt and pepper ( you can ginger and a bit sugar to give the sauce a sweet and sour taste if you like)

* add the rolls and leave to simmer on low heat till done,some boiled water can be added to keep sauce from drying.

* serve with rice or alone.

Enjoy and Happy Independence Day Jordan <3








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