“Sprouts” My VEG Restaurant and Vegan Quinoa Minestrone Soup

My belly is growing.

No, I am not pregnant. I am eating. Eating for one. Or two. Heck, even three! Me, my mind, and my belly. My irregular eating routine I’m going through lately is starting to bug me. But that is forgivable for all the things I’m working on in parallel. Between procrastination and the nothings I am committed to, I am actually getting some work done. 

Which brings me to the real good news!!!

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Grilled Chicken on Wheat and Lentil Salad

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Wooh!

Been a very long time. Feels as if the months of July and August are doomed on this blog. It’s like I am not allowed to celebrate by blog’s birthday with my readers and friends.

But no worries. Two years ago on this day, the first recipe was published.

SO HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO COOKIN5M2 !

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Here I am, 2 years later, with more than 70 recipes published, with food adventures, delicious ever-progressing food photography skills, and more delicious food.

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Pan-fried Halloumi and Mushrooms, and Gigantic Pain Perdu Copycat Recipes From The Hangout with serVme

Today, I’m sharing 2 recipes in one post. I copied these recipes off The Hangout restaurant’s menu for you to try and replicate them at home. This is part of a new collaboration between Cookin5m2 and serVme where I will be sharing me experience with the chef, not my review because I don’t find myself qualified enough to dictate your taste buds, then share recipes on this recipe dedicated blog.

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I got a date with Chef Salah, the chef at The Hangout, (all thanks to the sponsors serVme) one Tuesday night and I went with full enthusiasm to meet the chef and learn new recipes. Chef Salah was really nice, and we got to talk before and after our recipe session. Continue reading

A Special Palestinian Brunch and Delicious Labneh with Vegetables

Palestinian brunch at motto-me In case you have been following my Facebook page (which you should –> www.fb.com/cookin5m2) you might have known about my new big announcement. Cookin5m2 was cooking in another kitchen and making food for people other than my family. My mom and I were cooking at Mòtto and had prepared a special Palestinian brunch with exceptional recipes that wowed everyone. THE PLACE WAS FULLY, if not over, BOOKED!

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Kaak asfar, Labneh with vegetables and tomato salad

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Ramen soup attempt and Jaï

 Reading this article had made me want to try this Ramen soup. Sadly, I don’t think there is any restaurant or a kiosk that serves this type of Asian specialty.

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 To my excitement, Mike and I had an Asian restaurant to try. I know it’s been there for almost a year, but I didn’t get the chance to try it. Jaï. (give the man some love on his facebook page)

 Jaï is located at the beginning of Hamra Street. It’s not practically a restaurant; it has only one table, as they work mainly for takeaways and home deliveries. What’s wonderful is sharing this only table with people you might meet there. This happened in front of us. The 2 groups of 4 left with a wide smile on their faces.
After a talk with the chef and owner about the type of business he’s running and about the food, its freshness, quality and flavors, he helped us choose some good items from the generous menu.
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