Fawaregh – Stuffed sheep sausages

The stuffed sheep sausages, also known as Fawaregh, is an exquisite dish and one of the most traditional in Lebanese cuisine. Actually it is one of my favorites, but unfortunately I don’t get to eat this dish as often anymore, not after my grandma passed away. No one else took her place to regurlaly cook this delicious but tedious to prepare dish. To be perfectly honest, my aunt took it upon her to prepare this dish for me once a year, as a special treat, when I come back to visit her in Lebanon.
In fact, all the pictures below, except for the first one, are taken at her house last year!

So in short, the Fawaregh is simply stuffed sheep intestines and the usual stuffing are: minced meat, rice, chickpeas and spices.

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The Fawaregh dish reminds me of the Menudo soup from the Mexican Cuisine. Does it also remind you of another dish from your cuisine? Let me know in the comments below.

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Flat and thin bread and the size of a round case also known as “Saj bread” in Lebanon is my favorite bread.

This is a video I took while visiting Lebanon. Sorry about the wrong orientation, it only lasts for a few seconds. Enjoy!

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Today I am going to share with you a very simple but yet delicious recipe of rice pudding (just like my mom used to prepare it for me).

Ingredients

The recipe is too simple and require a few ingredients:

  • Rice: rice of your choice (brown, white, long, jasmine, …)
  • Sweetener: Pick a sweetener of your choice (sugar, Maple syrup, honey, etc…)
  • Milk: Milk of your choice. I tried it with both almond milk and regular cow milk

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The healthy and tasty avocado shake recipe

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Today I am going to share with you a very healthy and tasty shake: Avocado Shake.

For this recipe you need:

  • Milk of your choice: I am using Almond Milk
  • Sweeteners (optional): It could be honey, white sugar, brown sugar, maple syrup
  • One Avocado
  • A blender: I am using the Magic Bullet

These are all the ingredients:

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First, cut the avocado in half and then use a spoon to carve the avocado out and put it in the cup:

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Second, add the milk and the sweetener (I use 3 tsps of brown sugar).

Third, blend the mix for 10 to 20 seconds and then you are ready to eat it:

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Calorie approximation:

  • Avocado: 225cal
  • Evaporated Cane Juice Organic Sugar (3tsp): 45cal
  • Almond Milk (one cup): 60cal

I usually add two dates and 5 pistachios to make this recipe even more tasty and healthy!

Please leave your comments or other suggestions.

Until the next time.

mankoushe recipe – Thyme Pizza

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Today I am going to share with you how to make a “zaatar mankoushe” (in Arabic) which roughly gets translated to “Thyme Pizza”.

A friend of mine taught me this specific preparation technique. The recipe is so simple to prepare. Essentially, you need 3 ingredients:

First, the thyme mix. You can buy the thyme mix from Mediterranean places:

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