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A lip smacking beef stroganoff


beef stroganoffWhat a flavorsome savory dish that will grace your table and leave you with enjoyment and comfort. So quick that can be prepared by the time of boiling your tagliatelle. I can promise to soothe your hunger in less than 30 minutes!

It’s a classic russian dish with many variations. My recipe calls for:

  • 500g lean beef strips
  • 1 big onion finely diced
  • 100g butter
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • 1 1/2 cup beef broth (or water)
  • 1 tbsp mustard
  • 1/3 cup wine
  • 200g mushroom
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • salt to taste

In a large skillet over medium heat, melt the butter and cook the onions slowly until tender (3-4 minutes) , then add the beef strips and  brown (3-5 minutes) stirring constantly. Sift in the flour and cook for another 2 minutes. Pour in the broth (or water) along with the mustard and wine. Let it simmer together for 10 minutes. Finally add the mushroom and cream to cook for 5 minutes all together.

beef stroganoffServe on a bed of tagliatelle or rice. Some people likes it with roasted potatoes too. Sprinkle with chives or parsley and wow your family/guests. I promise you lots of murmuring between them and a another visit sooner than you think.

Having baby Joud with long nights deprived of sleep and living the experience of brotherhood and first year of school for Nady make us need this type of comfort food. I can say at this stage and where we live, good food is the enjoyment for my husband and I.

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Spinach and cream cheese lasagna


spinach and cream cheese lasagna

Spinach is one of the most versatile vegetables to include in your meals. For a dish perfect in spring, try this delectable spinach and cream cheese lasagna done in no time!

spinach and cream cheese lasagnaWe all know that Popeye made himself super strong by eating spinach. Give your kids the habit to eat healthy and delicious. Among the World’s Healthiest vegetables, spinach comes out at the top of the ranking list for nutrient richness.

To make this lasagna you need:

  • 500g chopped spinach (thawed if frozen)
  • 200g cream cheese
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 2 medium onion diced
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • lasagna sheets
  • 1 cup shredded emmental
  • 1 cup shredded parmesan
  • salt to taste

Bring olive oil to heat and cook the onions until tender and fragrant. Add the spinach and cook until done. Take off the heat add the cream cheese and combine. Stir in the heavy cream.

To assemble, use a rectangular or square casserole dish, keeping in mind that a larger one will produce less layers and a smaller one will produce more.

spinach and cream cheese lasagna

Start with a layer of spinach cream cheese, lay down pasta sheets, add another layer of spinach cream cheese to cover followed by parmesan. Keep in mind, you will have to divide the cup of parmesan equally in your layers. Repeat (pasta – spinach cream cheese – parmesan) until you finish by a layer of spinach cream cheese and the thick layer of emmental cheese.

spinach and cream cheese lasagnaPreheat oven on 200°C and bake for 25-30 minutes. Slice and enjoy!

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Best Artichoke Spinach dip


IMG_5008This best ever homemade artichoke spinach dip. It is a huge hit appetizer, merits a standing ovation from your guests.

It’s a pinnacle appetizer for my husband and I, we order it almost at every diner restaurant until the day i made it home. Since then my husband craves this symphony of well blended flavors.

artichoke and spinach dip

To make this creamy dip you need:

  • 250g spinach chopped (thawed if frozen)
  • 400g artichoke hearts drained and chopped
  • 250ml heavy cream
  • 100g cream cheese
  • 2 cups Emmental cheese (divided)
  • 1 big onion finely diced
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • salt to taste

In a pot cook the onion and garlic with the spinach for 3-4 minutes. Put the heat off and mix in the artichoke, cream, cream cheese, salt and one cup of the Emmental cheese. You can use mozzarella if you wish a milder taste.

Pour the mix in a baking dish, sprinkle over the remaining cup of cheese and bake on 200°C in the oven for 30 mins or until it’s bubbly and the cheese is golden brown.

artichoke and spinach dip

artichoke and spinach dipServe it with tortilla chips, toasted bread or crackers and dive right in! I am warning you it’s addictive 🙂

artichoke and spinach dip

The flavors are outstanding! Try it and give me your opinion.

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