Month: November 2017

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Potato and artichoke tortilla

4 tbsp olive oil1 onion, diced2 garlic cloves, minced1 lb (500 g) potatoes, thinly sliced5 marinated artichoke hearts (from jar), sliced6 eggssalt and pepper to taste Heat 2 tbsp of the olive oil in a medium-sized skillet over medium heat. Add the potatoes and cook, stirring gently every now and then. Add the onion and […]

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Tuna and White Bean Salad

Ingredients:1 bunch purslane400g (around 2 cups) cooked white beans180g canned tuna in olive oil, cut into chunks2 cucumbers, diced12 cherry tomatoes1 red pepper, diced1 red onion, diceda handful of chopped parsley Dressing:4 tbsp olive oil1 tbsp lemon juice1 garlic clove, minced1/2 tsp dried oregano1/2 tsp salt1/2 tsp black pepper To make the dressing, mix the […]

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How to Create a Three-Level Holiday Charcuterie Board

This holiday season take your charcuterie board to a whole new exciting level  – THREE levels of deliciousness to be exact –  with Les Trois Petits Cochons This post is sponsored by Les Trois Petits Cochons in collaboration with Honest Cooking. All opinions are mine. Thank you for your support and amazing products! If you are looking […]

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Banana Walnut Cake

Ingredients: 2 cups flour 1 tsp Baking soda 1/4 tsp salt 1 egg 1 1/8 cups sugar 1/2 cup vegetable oil 2 tbsp milk 1/2 tsp vanilla extract 3 ripe medium bananas, mashed 3/4 cup chopped walnuts Preheat oven to 325. Grease a 9x5x3 loaf pan and dust with flourBlend the flour, baking soda, and […]

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Roasted Cauliflower Salad with lemon tahini dressing

Ingredients1 head cauliflower2 tbsp olive oilsalt and pepper to taste1 bunch pasrley Lemon Tahini Dressing1/3 cup tahini1/3 cup water1/4 cup lemon juice2 cloves garlic, minced1/2 tsp cumin1/4 tsp salt1/4 tsp cayenne pepper Spiced chickpeas1 can chickpeas1 tbsp olive oil1/2 tsp paprika1/4 tsp garlic powderpinch of cayenne peppersalt and pepper to taste Preheat the oven to […]

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Sheikh el Mehshi – Eggplants with meat sauce

Ingredients 2 eggplants, sliced in 2-inch rounds 1 tbsp olive oil 1 lb (500 g) ground meat 1 tsp cinnamon 1/2 tsp nutmeg 1/4 tsp allspice 1 tsp salt 1/2 tsp black pepper 1/2 tsp oregano 1 large onion diced 2 tomatoes diced 1 cup tomato sauce (strained tomato)  Preheat the broiler and line a baking sheet with foil. Lay the eggplant slices in a […]

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How to Make the Perfectly Flaky and Buttery Homemade Pie Crust

Elevate your pie-making skills this holiday season with thiseasy-to-follow, made-from-scratch pie crust Baking is a fundamental part of the holiday season. Just like the expensive shopping sprees, the never ending Christmas songs on the radio, and the bright decorations all over town. We all go crazy for it (some of us more literally then others!), […]

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Date Tahini Cake

Date Tahini Cake Skip to main content Date Tahini Cake Ingredients: 1½ cup pitted dates hot water 60 grams (¼ cup) unsalted butter, room temperature ½ cup (120g) brown sugar 2 eggs ½ cup tahini ½ cup flour 2 tsp baking soda 1 tsp baking powder Pinch of salt Toasted nuts or sesame seeds for […]

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Perfect Chocolate Cake

Ingredients:3 cups flour3 cups sugar2 cups cocoa3 tsp baking powder1 tsp salt1/2 cup oil2 eggs2 tsp vanilla1 1/2 cup milk1 1/2 cup warm water Ganache:2 cups heavy cream400g chocolate Preheat oven to 180ºC. Butter 2 round cake pans. Dust with flour and tap out the excess. Mix together flour, sugar, cocoa, baking powder, and salt […]