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A heart warming broccoli cheese soup


So full of flavors and warming the heart, exactly what i needed today! The weather is going crazy here (doha), calling for a hearty soup to tame the cold!

It’s an absolutely perfect comfort food, if  you like soup, you’ll be rewarded with the best, creamiest and richest one.

-“What’s that amazing smell?”. It’s broccoli and cheddar cheese hun.


It’s an easy soup to make and is ready in half an hour. To serve 4 generous portions you will need:

  • 50g butter
  • 1 medium onion finely diced 0r 1/2 cup
  • 1 large carrot chopped (small pieces) or 2/3 cup
  • 1 tsp garlic salt\ powder
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 3 cups vegetable broth
  • 1/2 liter or 2 cups milk
  • 1 medium head of broccoli florets chopped
  • 225g or 1 cup of freshly grated sharp cheddar cheese
  • salt and black pepper to taste

Heat the butter until melted. Add onion and carrots and saute until onion is translucent and fragrant (about 3-4 minutes). Stir in the garlic salt and flour and saute for another minute.  Whisk in the vegetable broth, (you can use chicken broth also but i liked to keep it vegetarian) and milk. Combine well before adding the broccoli florets. Don’t cut them too small, keep some as medium chunks. When the soup reaches a boil, reduce heat to low and simmer for 15 minutes or until broccoli is cooked. Use salt responsibly as the stock and the cheese will do the job. Stir in the freshly grated cheddar, i said freshly grated because the ready grated ones that comes in bags are coated and doesn’t melt easily. Whisk until cheese is completely melt (2-3 minutes) and serve immediately.

Even people who don’t like broccoli will love it when bathing in a creamy and cheesy broth. It doesn’t just warm your body but your soul too!



There’s a few optional spices, that makes it not taste boring, like paprika or mustard powder, they’re not mandatory if you don’t keep them on hand, but they do add extra depth of flavor. I wanted to serve my children so i kept it mild.

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sizzling chicken fajitas with homemade guacamole

Bienvenidos a Mexico in less than half an hour with this homemade fajitas. Very simple and easy recipe.

Ingredients: (serves 4 people)

  • 800g chicken breast
  • 4 small bell peppers (4 different colors)
  • 3 medium red onions
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp of ground cumin
  • 1/4 tsp of garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp of chili
  • 1/4 tsp of paprika
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp lime juice
  • 12 flour tortillas
  • sour cream for serving
  • shredded sharp cheddar cheese for serving

Slice your chicken lengthways into long strips roughly the same size. Season it with the ground cumin, garlic powder, chili, paprika and salt (if you find in the supermarket fajita spices, use 1 1/2 tbsp instead). Put the lemon juice and olive oil and transfer to the wok to grill for almost 10 mns.

Slice the 4 colors bell pepper and onions into medium strips and add them to grilled chicken to cook together for another 4-5 minutes.

chicken fajitas

Meantime you can prepare the classic guacamole.


Back to our delicious fajitas, i like to serve them with sour cream, guacamole and shredded cheddar.

chicken fajitas Now they are ready, spread on the flour tortilla sour cream and guacamole, put from the hot sizzling chicken and sprinkle with cheddar cheese.

Looks like spring is in your plate. I love these colors!

chicken fajitas

It’s an easy and delicious recipe to prepare, great for when you have friends gathering! A cold cup of beer and lots of fun.

chicken fajitas

Buen provecho!

Enjoy your meal 🙂