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Sup up your sandwich 3 – crab orange


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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’s i third option of sandwich makeover is crab and orange. You will need (yields two sandwiches):

  • 8-10 crab sticks shredded
  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 1 small orange
  • rocket leaves (a bunch of 14-16 leaves)
  • capers (around 1 tbsp) – optional
  • bread of your choice (mine is multi cereal bun)
  • mayo citrus dressing

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Start with a coat of the dressing on the bun, actually the two halves of the bun, this way the bread absorb the dressing and it won’t fall off making a mess while eating. To prepare this sauce mix:

  • juice of a lemon
  • 2 tbsp juice of orange (half an orange almost)
  • 1 tsp brown sugar, let it melt in the citrus mix
  • 3 tbsp mayo

back to the sandwich, add the shredded crab sticks and one round slice of orange. Orange is a nice fruit for a tangy flavor that goes really heavenly with the crab and the buttery avocado.  Avocados are high in fat, but 64% of it, is the heart healthy monounsaturated. They also offer good nutrients like vitamin E and potassium.  Then 7-8 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. Finally capers (optional), the small pickled flower buds imparting big and bold taste, to add a vibrant flavor to your sandwich, only if you’re fan of the taste.

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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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A summer addiction: Watermelon and Bulgarian salad


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I believe that salads promoting fruits are always a hit especially for summers days. Watermelon and Bulgarian cheese is a perfect refreshing salad, celebrating summer at its best. If you wish to impress your guests, this is one incredible salad that deserves a big applause.

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Everything about this salad is amazing, from the watermelon to the Bulgarian cheese, rocket leaves, fresh mint leaves and roasted almonds. And I decided to top it off with a sweet balsamic and olive oil dressing.  It was the perfect finishing touch to this salad.

There is no precise amount for the ingredients, you will need pieces of watermelon cut in square shapes and slices of Bulgarian cheese, same size, to insert between. You decide how many piece you need, depending on the amount of guests you have. Top each watermelon and cheese square with rocket leaves and few fresh mint leaves. A handful roast almonds to give it some crunchiness. Drizzle a little of olive oil and sweet balsamic glaze.

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Isn’t that screaming summer?! If you give it a try give me your comments. Happy Lebanese summer days 🙂

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beetroot and goat cheese salad


beetroot and goat cheese saladWant to beat a hangover? Try this salad with beetroot.

Beetroots are known to be a hangover cure due to Beta cyanin, the pigment that gives its colour.

Beta cyanin is an antioxidant that speeds up detoxification in your liver, which enables your body to turn the alcohol into a less harmful substance that can be excreted quicker than normal.

This without forgetting that rocket is a detoxifying and pine seeds are an excellent source of energy. I would call this, a power salad!

Ingredients:

  • rocket leaves
  • goat cheese
  • beetroot
  • pine seeds

You can have it with either balsamic sauce or lemon mayo.

I wish you a life full of energy!