Tag: Lactosevrij

Fish shawarma

During one my recent visits to Lebanon I discovered this wonderful shawarma variation at one of the best fish restaurants…

Onion tajen

Tajen, not to be confused with tajine or tagine, is a spicy side dish with fish and tahin, sesame sauce….

Causa with red beetroots

Causa is as traditional Peruvian a dish as it gets, right up there with the ceviche. It’s basically mashed potato…

Octopus in red wine

At one of the best pizzerias in Rotterdam, La Pizza, I once ordered the Polpo Affugato as a starter: octopus…

Shawarma brochettes

Shawarma (or shoarma) is one of those dishes that you can find all over the world, especially in Middle Eastern…

Saffron rice

If you want to summarize the wonderful Iran with one flavour, the final battle will be between saffron and pomegranate….

Pumpkin khoresh

This wonderful wintery recipe is inspired by Jila Dana-Haeri’s version in her book From a Persian Kitchen. It was love…

Persian dal

Lentil dal, or dhal or dahl, needs no introduction. This wonderful, flavoursome mash-like dish is most know in its Indian…

Avocado kebbeh

Kebbeh or kibbeh is one of the most traditional dishes in Lebanon. It consists of a type of meat, pumpkin or…

Avocado ceviche

The traditional Peruvian ceviche is a wonderful dish and it all has to do with the marinade and sauce, called…

Kafta tortilla

The kafta mix changes from one country to another. My version is the Lebanese one. In short, kafta (also called…

Ceviche

The first time I tasted ceviche was in the land of ceviche itself, Peru, and I fell immediately in love…

Marinated olives

I’m a big fan of olives. I practically grew up with olives, enjoying them simply with fresh Lebanese flat bread,…

Stuffed pumpkin

Feel the wonderful warming sensation of this dish during a cold, stormy autumn evening. Lovely creamy pumpkin, sweet and tangy…

Potato pie

Besides the fact that it’s a very flavoursome dish, you can serve it in several different ways. You can do…

Tomato with aïoli

In a couple previous recipes, I had included this little side dish but I think it deserves a little more…

Kale fattouch

I have to admit right from the start: I was never a big fan of kale. I never really enjoyed…

Sweet potato wraps

Are you as mad about sweet potatoes as I am? 😉 Then you should definitely give this recipe a try….

Salmon skewers

Salmon is one of the most flavoursome fish out there. Smoked, baked or grilled, it’s always makes a great dish….

Egg salad

This is a very simple recipe which will be done within minutes and doesn’t require much introduction needed to be…

Batata harra

‘Batata harra’ in Arabic simply means ‘spicy potato’. If you ask me, no mezza (or mezze) table is complete without…

Roasted cauliflower

This is a very easy, quick and flavoursome side dish or a simple snack with some bread and hummus or…

Baba ghannouj

Ah! The baba ghannouj! Or moutabbal, as it is more commonly known in Lebanese restaurants. Simply put, baba ghannouj is…

Zucchini moutabbal

‘What’s a moutabbal?’ I hear you say. Well in Lebanon (and the Middle-East in general) it literally means ‘mixed’ and…

Coconut nammoura

This is a serious guilty pleasure! A mouthwatering cake made with coconut and semolina. In the Middle East and North…

Hummus galore!

Hummus. I, personally, cannot live without. I would gladly have it every day, any day. And I actually do that…

Lentils kibbeh

Yes! Another vegetarian kibbeh recipe (check out the pumpkin kibbeh)! This one is an Armenian version, 100% plant-based, spicy, healthy…

Pumpkin kibbeh

Kibbeh is one of the cornerstones of the Lebanese and Levantine kitchen. I think you can fill a whole book…

Hummus

I think I could eat hummus everyday. You can buy it everywhere these days and the best hummus was, is…