Quick Beans and Quinoa in Tomato Sauce (Quinoa bi Banadoura)

This is a non-traditional dish with traditional Lebanese roots. Or maybe I’m making this up to make you fall for this delicious dish. It’s delicious and filling for sure. The only traditional thing I felt in this is the texture of the ingredients in the tomato sauce. Reminded me of burghul pilaf in tomato sauce, or burghul aa banadoura.

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Basic Spaghetti with Tomato Sauce

Basic Spaghetti with Tomato Sauce recipe - Cookin5m2-1

In the mood for something quick and delicious?
Quick doesn’t have to mean unhealthy or lacking flavors. The few ingredients in this recipe give the right flavor to give your taste buds a delicious punch. Continue reading

Pesto Fusilli with Grilled Halloumi and Tomatoes

When life gives you basil, you make pesto. Then mix it with pasta.

Isn’t it obvious? It’s basic.
They make a wonderful couple

Basil Plant and basic pesto recipe - Cookin5m2-3

For this fresh herbs sauce, use the type of pasta you like. It is recommended though to use one with dents and irregularities for the sauce to have something to hold on to.

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Homemade Burgers and Buns

Raise your hand if you love burgers.

Any burgers

Any meat stuffed between two buns

Fine, vegetarian burgers too

I have only one condition, don’t say you like McDonald’s

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I’ve had delicious burgers around town, but as you know, I am a fan of DIYs and homemade goods. When I make thing I want to brag about, I’d rather not take shortcuts in the major elements, or else I’ll come clean, confess and share the shame.

Now let me brag a little. I made burgers. I made the buns, and I made the patties. In fact, mom shaped them. I still take a little distance from touching red meat so I used her hands and help.

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