Mushroom Farfalle and Quick Spinach Salad by Jamie Oliver

How many times have you drooled over what is being cooked in a TV show but you were too lazy to cook it, memorize it, or even write it down? It feels like the sight, the virtual drooling and the imagined smell are just enough. Clearly it’s not. But shamelessly I often stick to the pretty visuals. 

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One night I watched Jamie Oliver cooking something in his show ‘Jamie’s 15 Minute Meals’. Have I missed the time when he declared war on Rachel Rey? Will she strike back with 5-minute meals cooking show? I hope not. I can imagine her opening a can of food, heating it on the stove, because it takes more time than a microwave, and serving it. I bet she’d call them gourmet dishes as well. Who knows! Continue reading

All Protein Vegan Soup

We are finally witnessing some wet action in Lebanon. Yes. It’s raining.

When we were children, we used to make up stories about the rain; God is watering the plants, God is washing the floor, God is bathing, or God is peeing. It’s a beautiful thing a child’s imagination but few are able to hold on to it as adults. Don’t you wish you never grew up? It’s a trap.

If it were for children to cook, except for those on Top Chef Junior, they would dump everything in one pot and it’s done. Or was that my sister’s concept of cooking?
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Creamy Mushroom Soup and a very cold winter

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Isn’t it a lovely winter?
Those cosy nights with a blanket, soup and a warm drink to keep you warm. It’s entertaining to listen to the sound of rain droplets tumbling down the roofs and the messing neighborhoods too. Don’t you love this season too?
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Lactose and sugar-free creamy dark chocolate sorbet

Do you remember the ice cream machine we uncovered this spring while fixing the house and made this cherry cheesecake swirl ice cream?

It was fun!

Not anymore.

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Nectarine and Apple Pie

It’s fall.

Lebanon hasn’t failed to show us that. Days of rain and storms, cold weather, and autumn fruits.

I think I’m starting to grow fond of spring and autumn. They are the seasons that have moderate temperatures, beautiful clear weather and delicious produce (although I wouldn’t lie to you, I’m taking a jacket with me to work and I’m having a thick cover at night over me)

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