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Healthy Quinoa and Beet salad with a Citrus Balsamic Vinaigrette

20160714_141628Everyone is into quinoa these days, so here is my special quinoa recipe I learnt at chef school

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of cooked quinoa
  • 3 cooked beets
  • 1 red onion, diced
  • 2 tbls of balsamic vinegar
  • Fillet of 1 orange and the juice squeezed out of it
  • 1 bunch of fresh mint chopped
  • Salt and pepper

Recipe

  1. Cook the quinoa according to the instructions on the package.
  2. Saute the red onion until browned.
  3. Once everything is cooked, mix the rest of the ingredients together and serve cold.

 

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Kadaif Beef Nests

savory kadaif

Recipe for Kadaif Beef Nests

A very easy recipe and looks very impressive as well.

Ingredients:

  • 1 Package of ready to go Kadaif dough
  • 1\2 kilo ground beef
  • 3 tsp pine nuts
  • 1 onion diced
  • 3 dates diced
  • 3 cloves of garlic crushed
  • 3 tsp Ras al Hanut
  • Chopped coriander for garnish
  • Salt & Pepper

Recipe:

  1. Take the ready-made kadaif dough and place in cupcake tin and create a pocket for the beef filling, spray the tin with oil. Turn your oven on 180c and bake the dough until firm and golden brown.
  2. For the beef filling: Saute the onions until translucent. Add the garlic and saute for 1 more minute. Add ground beef, season with salt and pepper, and cook until it’s broken down and nice and brown.
  3. Drain the excess liquid from the ground beef and add the ras al hanut and dates.
  4. In a different pan toast the pine nuts until they have a smokey essence.
  5. Combine all the ingredients together and garnish with fresh coriander.

Serve with a nice yellow tahini sauce or a tomato chutney.

Enjoy!

 

Greek style Butterflied Whole Chicken

lemon greek chicken

This recipe is a Greek inspired dish. very easy to make and tastes delicious.

Ingredients:

  • 1 Whole chicken butterflied but still connected
  • Juice from 1 lemon + zest
  • 1\2 cup of olives
  • 2 tbls butter flavored margarine
  • 2 tbls olive oil
  • 2 cloves crushed garlic
  • 1 tbls oregano
  • 1 tsp salt
  • pinch of black pepper

Recipe:

  1. Pre-heat oven on 175c.
  2. Combine the olive oil, garlic, lemon, lemon zest, salt, pepper and oregano and mix together until the flavors merry.
  3. Butterfly your chicken(that it still stays connected)4786714136_aa6e78f628
  4. Put the chicken on a baking dish and place the butter under the skin covering the chicken breast.
  5. Brush the marinade on the chicken and place the olives  on the chicken.
  6. Place the chicken in the oven and bake uncovered for an hour and fifteen minutes.

Serve hot and enjoy!