Kafta (in the oven)

Ingredients 500g ground beef 5 stalks fresh parsley 3 stalks fresh mint 3 tbsp. finely chopped sun-dried tomatoes 1⁄4 tsp. ground allspice 1⁄2 tsp. ground cumin 1⁄2 tsp. ground coriander 1⁄4 tsp. ground cinnamon 1⁄2 medium yellow onion, minced Salt and pepper, to taste Instructions Oil roasting pan liberally and place in 220 degree C…

Kibbeh

You might have more common sense than me, but apparently you’re not supposed to leave the blender running for longer than a minute. Oops. The smell of the burnt out motor and smoke is a good sign that your blender has met its end. 😅 For the stuffing 250g beef mince 3 tablespoons pine nuts, toasted…

Warak Enab: Stuffed Grape Leaves

  Don’t you hate having to buy a bunch of herbs from the supermarket for a recipe, use only a fraction of it and watch the rest of it slowly rot in the fridge? Well, I do, so I have a tiny growing garden on my window sill. I planted chives, green onion and chilli…

Fasolia Beans with Rice

(Insert little snippet here) Usually I would rack my brain for 20 minutes to come up with a little paragraph to insert here that is somehow related to the recipe. But today is not one of those days. So here is the recipe and a cat to make up for the lack of effort. 2…

Beef bourguignon & roast potatoes

When I moved to Switzerland, I brought along a pressure cooker from Singapore. It was just sitting there, still in its box, in the store room. Along with, I found brand new bed sheets, a kettle, bread machine and a 6 piece wine glass set with decanter. It’s really useful to have a compulsive shopper…

Lebanese Stuffed Veggies

Ok, so the only truly Lebanese thing about this is the rice stuffing. I’ve been informed by the Lebanese-authenticity-auditor-whom-I-married that apparently I used the wrong kind of cabbage. Plus, they don’t usually stuff capsicums, only cabbage leaves and cucumbers… To which I responded that I sent you to the supermarket to get lettuce but you…

Steak with parsley butter

Last week, the roommate-that-I-am legally-required-to-keep (i.e. husband) and I took a drive down to France and stocked up on groceries at Carrefour. Along which, we picked up a package of steaks. I also recently picked up a little pot of parsley to put on my window sill, and I really wanted to put it to…