Blueberry Swirl No-bake Labneh Cheesecake

Blueberry Swirl Labneh Cheesecake recipe - cookin5m2 -PINAfter almost a week in Baskinta with a lot of things happening and so much prep to do, this week was a calmer one. The weather decided to take it easy on us as well. Of course I haven’t tried to go to the beach but I still went out after 5, like an office employee.

A while ago, when I got my hands on some blueberries from Toot Berry, a local berry producer (FINALLY!), I decided to use them in every way possible. In a previous post, I shared a recipe for Blueberry Green Tea ice tea. Now I’ll be sharing a blueberry swirl cheesecake made my way. I realized also that I don’t have any legit cheesecake recipes here. So here’s to the first one! AND BLUEBERRIES!!!

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13 Kitchen Techniques to Master and SUPER Cherry Plum Galette

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This is the third post in the Kitchen Basics Series. I started by introducing kitchen equipments one would need in the kitchen, then I listed a few ingredients that you need to have to get the cooking in your kitchen started. In this installment of posts, I’ll list a few skills and recipes that you need to learn by heart.

First thing, you need to know your knife. Get a knife. Call it your own. Get acquainted with it. It will be your friend in the kitchen and almost everything you need to prepare will require a knife at least once. You do not want fingers covered in cuts, like mine. At the beginning, when the knife I used wasn’t mine, I would get a cut (or many) on my index finger when I’d get under a little pressure.


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Knife Skills

Slice: the process of cutting something into thin pieces of equal thickness
Julienne: cutting something into matchstick shapes
Dice: cutting something into cubes
Chop: cutting something into small pieces, smaller than dicing
Mince: cutting something into small pieces, smaller than chopping
Interesting links to look at:
How To Cut Carrots: 4 Basic Cuts
How To Chop, Dice, and Mince an Onion
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Soft Melt-In-Your-Mouth Brownies with a Main Ingredient You’ll Never Guess

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If you have been feeling guilty for all what you’ve been eating, you have one solution. EAT MORE!

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Malateet (Palestinian Vegan Anise Cookies)

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Mom and I cooked for a Palestinian brunch for a second time and we served another bunch of happy customers. There’s nothing more pleasing than people with happy faces after sharing a wonderful meal that is filling, healthy (sort of) and flavorful.

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Classic Apple Pie & A New Member

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It’s time to meet a new member here.
She existed in my life late June this year and she was keeping me company, and sometimes bugging me ever since. Her craziness is beyond compare. Everyone that met her has confirmed that. Yet she is still fun to be around.

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