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…

Lebanese Couscous & Green Beans

Lebanese couscous, or according to the internet, is also known as giant couscous or pearl couscous. This dish in particular, which is cooked in chicken broth and served with chicken, is known as Moghrabieh. And I served it with this Lebanese green bean dish, which although can be served warm, tastes better cold. I know…

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…

Lemony lentil soup (Adas bil Hamod)

So I’ve just returned to Geneva after a month long trip to Singapore, Lebanon and the French Riviera. Whilst in Lebanon, I’ve had the good fortune to try new Lebanese dishes as my family were invited to several dinner parties. I feel that a lot of Lebanese cuisine is hidden within the family home. The restaurant…

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 in…

Za’atar Manoushe

1 tsp dry yeast 2 tbsp warm water 1 tsp sugar Mix in a bowl and leave it until it is frothy. 1 cup plain flour 1 tsp sugar 1/4 tsp salt 1/4 cup warm water 2 tbsp olive oil Combine everything and knead for FOREVER, it took 3 knead cycles in my bread machine…

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…