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60 meatless\vegan dishes ideas for lent|marmite et ponpon


60 meatless dish idea

This post is to share with you some meatless dishes ideas, and some vegan as well, to help those who are trying to abstain meat during lent. Here are 60 ideas from marmite et ponpon:

1- syadye (fish with rice)

syadye

2- deviled eggs (bayd w batata)

bayd w batata

3- mac n cheese

mac n cheese

4- batenjen el rahib (aubergine salad)

batenjen el rahib

5- carrot ginger soup

carrot ginger soup

6- zucchini omelette عجة كوسى

ejjit kousa

7- shrimp tagliatelle

shrimp tagliatelle

8- caprese pasta salad

caprese pasta salad

9- broccoli soup

broccoli soup

10- salade au chevre chaud

salad au chevre chaud

11- cherry tomato basil salad

cherry tomato basil salad

12- salmon avocado and goat cheese salad

salmon avocado and goat cheese salad

13- thyme goat cheese and bake rolls salad

thyme goat cheese and bake rolls salad

14- ginger scented rice pilaf with whole roast fish

ginger scented rice pilaf with whole roast fish

15- baked fish in sesame ginger marinade

baked fish in sesame ginger marinade

16- Shrimps and exotic fruits salad in pineapple shell

Shrimps and exotic fruits salad in pineapple shell

17- spinach fetta in puff pastry

spinach fetta in puff pastry

18- loubyeh bi zeit – vegan flat green beans

loubyeh bi zeit – vegan flat green beans

19- Savory spinach feta cheese quiche

Savory spinach feta cheese quiche

20- romano and pineapple salad

romano and pineapple salad

21- sweet balsamic glazed salmon

sweet balsamic glazed salmon

22- artichoke spinach dip

artichoke spinach dip

23- spinach and cream cheese lasagna

spinach and cream cheese lasagna

24- salade nicoise

salade nicoise

25- baked salmon with avocado salsa

baked salmon with avocado salsa

26- mushroom soup

mushroom soup

27- makhlouta (mix grains soup)

makhlouta (mix grains soup)

28- adas bhamoud (chard and lentil soup)

adas bhamoud (chard and lentil soup)

29- three cheese and white wine penne

Three cheese and white wine penne

30- roast pumpkin soup

roast pumpkin soup

31- spinach goat cheese tortellini

Spinach goat cheese tortellini

32- kibbet batata (lebanese vegan potato kibbe)

kibbet batata (lebanese vegan potato kibbe)

33- mdardara – vegan lebanese lentil and rice pilaf

Mdardara – vegan lebanese lentil and rice pilaf

34- fasoulia mtabbalé – vegan Lebanese butter beans

Fasoulia mtabbalé – vegan Lebanese butter beans

35- artichoke spinach quiche

artichoke spinach quiche

36- minted yogurt pasta

Minted yogurt pasta

37- smoked salmon and crab sandwich

Smoked salmon and crab sandwich

38- shrimp orzo salad with tropical fruits

Shrimp orzo salad with tropical fruits

39- pomegranate and mandarin feta salad

Pomegranate and mandarin feta salad

40- hasselback potatoes

Hasselback potatoes

41- cheesy pull apart bread

Cheesy pull apart bread

42- purslane, avocado and rocket salad

purslane, avocado and rocket salad

43- watermelon and Bulgarian salad

Watermelon and Bulgarian salad

44- caprese quiche

Caprese quiche

45- grilled halloumi with pesto and tapenade

grilled halloumi with pesto and tapenade

46- crab orange sandwich

crab orange sandwich

47- broccoli cheese soup

broccoli cheese soup

48- boursin cheese,spinach and strawberry

Boursin cheese,spinach and strawberry

49- spinach, leek and cheddar cheese quiche

Spinach, leek and cheddar cheese quiche

50- fatteh hummos – chickpeas, yogurt and pita

Fatteh hummos – chickpeas, yogurt and pita

51- classic bulgur pilaf and vermicelli

Classic bulgur pilaf and vermicelli

52- fish tagine in Tahina sauce

Fish tagine in Tahina sauce

53- smoked salmon and asparagus quiche

smoked salmon and asparagus quiche

54- parmigiana di melanzane (aubergines parmesan)

Parmigiana di melanzane (aubergines parmesan)

55- tabbouleh

tabbouleh

56- beetroot and feta tart

Beetroot and feta tart

57- spinach lasagna roll ups

Spinach lasagna roll ups

58- fatteh batenjen – chickpeas, aubergine, yogurt and pita

Fatteh batenjen – chickpeas, aubergine, yogurt and pita

59- basil, shrimp, avocado and mango fresh rolls

Basil, shrimp, avocado and mango fresh rolls

60- shrimp basil linguine

Shrimp basil linguine

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Angry birds Easter eggs – DIY


angry birds easter eggs |marmite et ponpon

Following my last few posts, i am sure you were expecting angry birds Easter eggs. And yes it is. If your kids are fan of angry birds too, it’s a very easy to do. Kids can do it all from A to Z.

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Color your eggs in red for red, black for bomb, green for pigs, yellow for chuck and blue for jay , jake and jim. Click here to download a printable sheet of angry birds faces to cut out and paste on the eggs after the colors are completely dry. It’s A3 size paper, and you can adjust it since it’s a vector one.

After the eggs are ready, get a white sheet serving as a table cloth, draw sun and clouds, lay a tree branch and build your nest to put the eggs inside. The nest is a ready made wreath i bought form a shop that sells tools for gardening.

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You can also add gadgets of angry birds if you have them among your kids toys, like TNT boxes, catapult….

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All i can say Nady and Joud are extremely happy to have the eggs they wished for. Happy Easter to all of you المسيح قام حقاً قام

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angry birds easter eggs |marmite et ponpon

angry birds easter eggs |marmite et ponpon

angry birds easter eggs |marmite et ponpon

Oreo and kiri cheese bunny pops – mini chef in the kitchen


oreo and kiri bunny pops |marmite et ponpon

We are living Easter spirit to the max; Crafts, decorations, egg hunt… and today we are making a colorful “eastery” treat, just on time to satisfy the kids sweet tooth and boost the festivities mood.

Very simple recipe for kids to make, doesn’t require skills or baking. You will need for almost (18-22) balls medium size

  • 6 packs of oreo (24 pieces)
  • 4 cubes kiri cheese

Roughly crush oreo and mix with kiri until u get a consistent batter. Let it rest in the fridge for half an hour before shaping it into balls.

oreo and kiri bunny pops |marmite et ponpon

oreo and kiri bunny pops |marmite et ponpon

Dip it in melted white chocolate, or color it with springy colors, using food color gel. Insert the bunny picks, and let it chill a bit in the fridge before serving.

If you can’t find the bunny picks, you can also use chicks, carrots, flowers, any item of spring theme, then you can color the balls accordingly.

oreo and kiri bunny pops |marmite et ponpon

oreo and kiri bunny pops |marmite et ponpon

No doubt, cooking with kids takes more time and effort, but for the many learning experiences you can embrace while your kids are in the kitchen, i encourage you to do it more often. Trust me the benefits to their development justify the extra efforts.

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oreo and kiri bunny pops | marmite et ponpon

Napkin folding heart


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Dress up your table with a flair, and make this valentine meal a memorable one.

Beauty is in details, one small decorative element can add all the glamour needed, for a romantic ambiance . To fold a napkin into heart, will only take 2 minutes of your time. Follow the step by step tutorial scheme:

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So easy! You don’t need to be an origami master to energize your valentine table with this beautiful heart. With a will and passion everything can be done, and the most important is your personal touch that makes the occasion memorable.

Choose the paper napkin color to suit the mood you are creating. You can use towel as well, but to have a perfect outcome you need to iron the folds to keep them pressed.

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I hope you all get an unforgettable Valentine, pink in your love, white in your heart and gold in your pocket 😉 euhhhh or diamond….

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Savoury Christmas tree – feta and thyme filling


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I bet on a Lebanese Christmas dinner table you can find 10452 kind of food, it’s not that we eat a lot, but we love and cherish good food. And since it’s a night for family reunion, all tastes should be satisfied!

I am someone who likes entrées, amuse bouches, salads…. and i like to add the festive look on the presentation for this special night that i believe it’s like no other! This year, I will be celebrating with my small family as we are not going home for this Christmas. My tiniest fans who are the most sincere fans and speaking the truth straight forward; it’s either yummy or yaki. So i had to try this feta zaatar (thyme) tree to see how many thumbs up i will get from Nady and Joud to avoid disappointment on Christmas eve! And lucky me I got 6 thumbs up counting in my husband 🙂

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It’s very easy to prepare and can be presented in less than 20 minutes, to be eaten in 2 minutes 🙂 Few ingredients are needed, as: puff pastry, zaatar, olive oil, feta cheese crumbled or cut in small cubes, and one egg for the wash.

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Roll out the dough on a parchment paper and cut 2 equal tree shape. Brush one tree with zaatar and olive oil, sprinkle the feta and cover with the second tree. Cut parallel and equal lines on both sides of the tree as the photo shows. Twist each part to do the branches and press it down to the parchment paper. Brush with the egg wash and bake on 200°C for 15 minutes or until golden brown.

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There is no accurate amount for the ingredients, as you can make the tree the size you want, and put zaatar and cheese as per your taste! I told you it’s very easy and quick. Try it, i am sure it will add more fun to your Christmas table, and more yummy to your tummy.

Don’t forget to add some decoration on the side. Beauty is in details!

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