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The Gift of Time

The Gift of Time

Christmas is coming and the stress of what to cook, what gifts to buy and for whom, who to invite to dinner, where to go etc is piling up. It is all stress and worry, but is it worth it? Christmas is about reflection, hope and belonging. We all crave to belong and...

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Leftovers – why?

Leftovers – why?

Every time I cook at home I have leftovers for another meal for all or at least lunch for one of us. Every time I cooked for a party or a takeaway, leftovers were mentioned in the feedback. The enjoyment of the flavours and the pleasure of not having to cook for one...

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Murdering Tabouleh

Murdering Tabouleh

A warning note before I start. This blog is in fact a rant. Tabbouleh is a Levantine healthy vegan salad made with lots of flat leaf parsley, mint, tomatoes, onion, lemon juice, olive oil and crushed wheat. Brown crushed wheat (wheat with skin on) is the authentic...

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Vegetarian: to be or not to be…

Vegetarian: to be or not to be…

Let me set the record right. I am not a vegetarian. I eat absolutely anything that is not hot spicy, so chilli and the such are not in my dictionary. But I use vegetables a lot in my cooking. Lebanese food is recognised as the most versatile in the world because it...

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