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Dukkha couscous haloumi salad

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Quick and easy “Couscous is a staple food throughout the North African cuisines of Algeria, Tunisia, Mauritania, Morocco, and Libya. In Western supermarkets, it is sometimes sold in instant form with a flavour packet, and may be served as a side or on its own as a main dish.” An inspired dish from Hellofresh. With couscous you can basically mix it with anything you like, which is something i’ve done for this version, a simple dish with few ingredients i had in the […]

Banana bread

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Quick and easy “Banana bread is a type of bread made from mashed bananas. It is often a moist, sweet, cake like quick bread; however there are some banana bread recipes that are traditional-style raised breads.” Growing up I was never a sweet tooth kind of person, but i quickly caught up with the trend. I’ve never either been much of a fan in eating banana’s but when it’s mixed into a sweet bread like banana bread, then that’s […]

Tomato and thyme soup

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Quick and easy “Tomato soup is a soup made with tomatoes as the primary ingredient. It may be served hot or cold in a bowl, and may be made in a variety of ways. It may be smooth in texture, and there are also recipes which include chunks of tomato, cream, chicken or vegetable stock, vermicelli, chunks of other vegetables and meatballs. Popular toppings for tomato soup include sour cream or croutons.” Perfect as a winter warmer, this soup is my favourite during that time of […]

Vegetarian Shepherd’s Pie

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“Shepherd’s pie is a ground meat pie with a crust or topping of mashed potato. The recipe has many variations, but the defining ingredients are ground red meat cooked in a gravy or sauce with onions, and topped with a layer of mashed potato before it is baked. Sometimes other vegetables are added to the filling, such as peas, celery or carrots. The pie is sometimes also gratineed with grated cheese to create a layer of melted cheese on top. In early cookery books, the dish was a means of using leftover roasted meat […]

Potato of Calzones

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“An Italian dish known as calzoni di patate filanti, AKA trousers of stringy potatoes. A calzone is directly translated as “stocking” or “trouser” is an Italian oven-baked turnover made with folded pizza dough. It originated in Naples in the 18th century. A typical calzone is made from salted bread dough, baked in an oven and is stuffed with salami, ham or vegetables, mozzarella, ricotta and Parmesan or pecorino cheese, as well as an egg. Different regional variations in or on a calzone can often include other ingredients that […]

Mexican lasagna

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Quick and easy “This is a latino inspired lasagna style. A healthy and quicker alternative than it’s traditional Italian rival.” This is a shorthand Mexican-influenced piled up in a lasagna-like fashion. In place of pasta layers, there are soft tortillas and in between them an assembly of minced beef tomato sauce, sour cream, avocado and tortillas sheets and plenty of cheese. I recently came across this dish when someone cooked this dish for me one […]