Mtabal or Moutabal – Lebanon
Sep16

Mtabal or Moutabal – Lebanon

Version Francaise Mtabal – A kind of Houmous but with eggplants Ingredients : FYI, it’s quiet impossible to give you the exact quantity of each ingredient as the recipe is made with the eyes Eggplant Tahini (Sesame paste) Olive oil Salt Garlic (2 cloves – optional) Lemon juice (optional) Preparation : Put the eggplant firectly on the flame to get a slight taste of burnt As soon as the eggplant start to feel loose in...

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Pickles – Georgia
Aug26

Pickles – Georgia

Version française Again it looks like a belgian recipe but it’s from Georgia ! Back to the old times, everyone, in summer, was preparing the next winter. Nana’s pickles would definitely be part of that winter preparation process… this little sour cucumber that goes so well in a sauce, a burger or in a sandwich… (And that goes particularly well with a “tartine d’Américain” for my Belgian...

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Kakliani badrijani – Eggplant & walnut – Georgia
Aug12

Kakliani badrijani – Eggplant & walnut – Georgia

Version française Kakliani badrijani : My favorite georgian recipe Ingredients :  The quantities here are just for information as each family and restaurant has its own version of this very famous and delicious dish. 500 g sliced eggplant 250 g Noix broyées 1 tsp marigold (powder) 1 tsp dried coriander 1/2 minced and fried onion 1 tsp blue fenugreek 1 pinch chili (optional) 3 gloves crushed garlic Salt Water Preparation :  Fry the...

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yogurt soup – Turkey
Jul19

yogurt soup – Turkey

Version française Yogurt soup, pur turkish product Ingredients for4 persons: 1 egg (mixed) 250 g greek yogurt 6 garlic cloves Water (1,5 litre) with a poultry cube or directly 1.5 litter of poultry broth Rice from yesterday (alredy cooked – around 70 g) 1 tablespoon of tomato purée mixed with a bit of boiling water Paprika Chili flakes Black pepper Dryed mint Note : The idea of mixing eggs and yogurt is to avoid the yogurt to...

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Zucchini, pesto and Brie savoury tart
Jul17

Zucchini, pesto and Brie savoury tart

Version française Summer is finally knocking at our doors… Everything is possible with a quiche, you can put whatever you’d like inside. Don’t hesitate to use the leftovers of your fridge though.  Ingredient: 150 g flour 75 g butter One pinch of salt 40 ml water 1 zucchini 1 green pepper 150 g brie cheese 2 eggs 2 eggs yolk 1/4 of milk litter 1/4 of sour cream litter A pinch of salt, black pepper and nutmeg powder...

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Lentil soup – Turkey
Jul12

Lentil soup – Turkey

Version française Lentil soup, turkish way Ingredients for 4 persons: 250g of red lentils 1 onion 1 carrot 1/2 lemon ( cut into 2 pieces and keep the skin) 1/2 potato 1/2 tomato 1 spoon of tomato purée dried mint (1 tablespoon) Chili flakes (1 tablespoon) Black pepper (1 teaspoon) Olive oil Wash the lentils with a lot of fresh water. Cut all the vegetables into big pieces and put them all together with the lentils in a big pan. Add...

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Tomato and honey sauce for starter – Turkey
Jul10

Tomato and honey sauce for starter – Turkey

Version française The best barbecue or aperitive dip from Turkey Ingredients for 4 persons: 2 tomatoes (cut into pieces) 1 garlic bulb (crushed) 125 g of honey Olive oile 1 spoon of tomato purée Dried basil Cut everything that needs to be cut (tomatoes into pieces, garlic crushed) and put it in a frying pan on a medium heat together with the rest of the ingredients. Let it slowly reduce until you only have the tomato pulp in a litle...

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Summer salad – sweet and savoury
Jun18

Summer salad – sweet and savoury

Version française YAY, “summer is coming” It’s time for a fresh salad with fresh vegetables.   Ingredients 1 avocado 2 tomatoes (a handful of cocktail tomatoes will even be better) 1 cucumber 100g of stoned black olives (or green olives) 150g to 200g of lamb’s lettuce – mâche (I know this lettuce is more a winter/spring thing but you can replace it by some arugula (rocket)) 1 melon 100 g of feta...

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Brandade, tapenade & guacamole (en)
May29

Brandade, tapenade & guacamole (en)

Version Francaise YAY, “summer is coming” In case you need a little inspiration for your tapas/dips, here are my 3 favorite ones:   Brandade de morue (from Portugal & Nimes in the south of France)  – Ingredients – 800g to 1KG of salted cod or fresh cod 200g of potatoes 1 garlic clove 4 cloves 2 laurel leaves 1 small bunch of chives 10 cl of soja cream 30 cl of olive oil   Tapenade –...

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