Archive | April, 2013

Tendli Zaatar (Ivy Gourd Zaatar)

Every time I visit Johannesburg, I have to stop at Beirut, a family owned Lebanese restaurant for a meal. But this time I had a hidden agenda; to get the Zaatar they use in their recipes. Maumood, the man behind Beirut’s kitchen, is a man of few words and speaks broken English. What’s amazing is, […]

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Grilled Baby Octopus

Octopus, are a little harder to cook than squids as they can get too chewy if not done right. If you are used to stir frying and grilling squids, then the chances are you will get it right the first time. Nevertheless, I am going to try my best to explain the process so that […]

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Pita bread with aubergine and yogurt and tahini

This simple and healthy vegetarian sandwich is very easy to make and one can also store the filling it in the refrigerator for at least 2 weeks in an airtight container. I made the Pita bread from scratch for 2 reasons. One, when it’s fresh and warm it’s a different experience, second, I can make […]

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Grilled Red Snapper on Spinach bed with Yogurt and orange Marmalade

If you are grilling or pan frying fish, make sure you take good care while marinating it. Anything acidic (vinegar, lemon or any citric fruits) will cook the fish before it even goes on to the pan or grill. Moreover, the marinades will also determine the texture of the fish depending on the ingredients and […]

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