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Sup up your sandwich 2 – chicken avocado


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Many of you find no time to cook dinner after long days at work, with kids or simply not fan of cooking. Sandwiches come to rescue the situation and satisfy your cravings; You can sup up any simple sandwich to become a consistent delicious meal. Not just that, it’s a pleasure to the eye also with all these colors blend.

All you need is the right and a smarter choice of pairing your sandwich ingredients. Today i will continue this sandwich makeover sequel with this finger – licking chicken avocado sandwich. You will need:

  • chicken breasts, enough quantity to your sandwich(s), lets say 500g make 4 sandwiches
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder (or garlic salt)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 big avocado
  • rocket leaves
  • Cesar dressing
  • bread of your choice, i used ciabatta bread

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Season the chicken with the garlic and salt and cook them in olive oil. Lay them on a bed of rocket leaves, this very low in calories vegetable; 100 g of fresh leaves hold just 25 calories. Nonetheless, it has many vital phytochemicals, anti-oxidants, vitamins, and minerals that may immensely benefit your health. Add 2-3 slices of avocado; buttery avocados are a good complement to sharp flavors like garlic. They are high in fat, but 64% of it, is the heart healthy monounsaturated. They also offer good nutrients like vitamin E and potassium. Drizzle some cesar dressing and enjoy!

This type of sandwiches could also serve as a lunch with a nice side salad, not just a light dinner.

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Sup up your sandwich 1 – grilled halloumi with pesto and tapenade


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Many of you find no time to cook dinner after long days at work, with kids or simply not fan of cooking. Sandwiches come to rescue the situation and satisfy your cravings; You can sup up any simple sandwich to become a consistent delicious meal. Not just that, it’s a pleasure to the eye also with all these colors blend .

All you need is the right and a smarter choice of pairing your sandwich ingredients. I will start with the grilled halloumi and pesto sandwich. They say pesto perks up milder ingredients and i confirm that! You need:

  • 2-3 slices of grilled halloumi
  • 1 tsp pesto
  • 1 tsp olive tapenade
  • roasted\grilled bell pepper (i had orange capsicum at home, you can choose from red, orange or yellow)
  • rocket leaves
  • 4-5 seedless olives
  • your choice of bread, mine is a multi-cereal bun

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Spread pesto and tapenade on the bread. Top it with a layer of rocket leaves, this very low in calories vegetable; 100 g of fresh leaves hold just 25 calories. Nonetheless, it has many vital phytochemicals, anti-oxidants, vitamins, and minerals that may immensely benefit your health. Lay the grilled halloumi slices then roasted bell pepper. One half bell pepper supplies all the vitamin C and 80% of the vitamin A you need in a day. Bell peppers are naturally sweet, and roasting them adds a smoky accent to make a balance with the salt in cheese and olives. You can repeat or shuffle the ingredients as per your taste.

This sandwich presents the right harmony without having any ingredient overpowering the other.

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Pomegranate and mandarin feta salad


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Summer is here, but having fun in the sun is a faraway dream when it hits the 50°C in Doha. Getting laid in the shade is a smarter idea where you can beat the heat with refreshing food and especially with a fruity salad.

Pomegranate and mandarin feta salad is a delicious and refreshing combination, and more than that it’s a wholesome option.

pomegranate and mandarin feta salad|marmite et ponpon

All you need is:(serves 2-4 people depending if served as main or side dish)

  • one medium lettuce (frisé type)
  • 150g feta cheese cubed
  • 1 cup pomegranate seeds
  • 1 big mandarin (slices)
  • handful walnut

You will be surprised to tell you it’s a type of salad that you can have for breakfast, without dressing as the pomegranate and mandarin are juicy enough.

If you are having it for lunch, a vinaigrette or lemon mayo sauce goes well with it.

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As you know pomegranate are low in calories and high in nutrition. It’s a cancer fighter fruit and improves the heart health.

The mandarin are a good source of Vitamin C, antioxidant and cancer fighter.

As for the walnut, this powerful antioxidant, promotes a healthy brain, fights cancer and improves the heart health.

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pomegranate & mandarin feta salad|marmite et ponpon

Have you had your salad today? Don’t hesitate to try this colorful delicious and nutritious fun food. Eat healthy, stay healthy and the most important enjoy your food.

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Mdardara – vegan lebanese lentil and rice pilaf


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This superfood goes beyond having health benefits to amaze you with its delicious taste. It’s only rice and lentils but surprisingly it is so tasty. Another vegan Lebanese traditional dish, fast and easy, to enjoy during lent season and all the time.

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To prepare this dish you will need:(4 servings)

  • 1 cup brown lentil, rinsed
  • 3/4 cup rice soaked for 10 minutes and drained
  • 2 medium onion coarsely chopped
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 5 cups of water
  • salt to taste
  • 4-5 onions cut a la julienne and fried for garnish

Boil the lentil in 3 cups of water until tender, but firm. Set aside.

Cook the onion in olive oil, until tender and fragrant, add the rice with 2 cups of water and cook. Add the lentils in the last 5 minutes to cook all together. Add salt to your taste.

Fry 4-5 medium onion cut a la julienne until caramelized to top the mdardara before serving. I believe this caramelized onion takes the dish to the next level and adds the deep flavor that makes the difference!

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The best way to eat mdardara is with Lebanese bread, as you may know it’s a staple on every Lebanese table; we eat bread with almost everything. Serve it with a green salad or vegetables such as radish, tomato, cucumber, spring onion… Some people serve it with yogurt.

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Roast pumpkin soup


roast pumpkin soup

I am a big fan of any kind of soup and I believe you can make soup with almost any vegetable you have on hand! And the fact that we are abstaining from eating meat for the lent, i am trying all types of meatless soup.

Today i am sharing with you this incredibly delicious pumpkin soup. The secret of the depth of flavor is in roasting the pumpkin, no other method will do.

roast pumpkin soup

Did you know that a cup of cooked pumpkin contains more than 200% of your recommended daily intake of vitamin A?! Pumpkin is an excellent food for sharp eyesight! I think this soup will be a staple one in my kitchen as long as pumpkin is in season.

roast pumpkin soup

You will need: (serving 2 generous bowls)

  • 500g  butternut pumpkin cut into large pieces (skin and seeds removed)
  • 1 medium onion halved
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp salt and pepper for seasoning
  • 1 1/2 cups vegetable broth
  • 1/2 cup milk

Preheat the oven to 200°C. Line a tray with baking paper to place the pumpkin and onion. Season with salt and pepper and drizzle the olive oil. Cook for 35-40 minutes or until the pumpkin is soft. Transfer the pumpkin and onion to a saucepan. Add the vegetable broth and blend. Put on medium-low heat, add the cream and simmer for 10 minutes.

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Serve with croutons or cheese crusty bread to have a complete combo! For me soup and croutons comes together like Romeo and Juliet. The crunchiness of croutons and the smooth texture of the soup are made for each other, a heavenly match. Oh yes i am in love with bread!

roast pumpkin soup

Some people like to top it with sour cream before serving. Feel free to add anything you like to pair with your soup and enjoy! Don’t hesitate to try it and let me know if you heart soup like me 🙂

roast pumpkin soup

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