Musakhan Roast (chicken and onions)

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Mussakhan is a popular Palestinian dish that contains chicken, Onion, and bread. What sets this dish apart is a spice called Sumaq. I decided to my make my own version and turn it into a roast.


3-4 onions
2 whole chickens
Olive oil
Sumaq Spice
Taboon Bread or pita bread
Fried Pine nuts for decoration
preheat oven to 200c (400f)
Clean the chicken really well from inside and out, dry the chicken with a paper towel and set aside. Cut 2-3 onions into cubes,place in a roasting pan, add a little bit of olive oil and a pinch of sumaq spice.Slice one onion into thin slices, add a little bit of sumaq spice and olive oil , mix and set aside.Place the chicken on top of the onions, rub a little bit of olive oil on the chicken. Stuff the sliced onions inside the chicken, cover the chicken with sumaq and rub with your hands . Cook the chicken for 1 hour and 15 minutes or until chicken is cooked.

Add taboon bread to a plate add the onions and the juice and then add the chicken, decorate with the pine nuts.


Beef with broccoli

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Not only does this look good, it also tastes amazing. Such an easy recipe, great for inviting friends and family over for a Chinese feast . I hope you will give it a try 🙂

Beef with broccoli:
Beef strips
1 tablespoon of brown sugar
4 garlic cloves minced
1 teaspoon of ginger grated or ginger paste
2 tablespoons of soy sauce
1 tablespoon of vinegar

2 cups of broccoli
1 tablespoon of vegetable oil
2-3 tablespoons of soy sauce
2 teaspoons of oyster sauce
add 1 tablespoon of water mixed with 1 teaspoon of corn starch
1-2 teaspoon of hoisin sauce

Add the beef strips to a large bowl add sugar, garlic, ginger,soy sauce, and vinegar mix it all . Cover and place in the fridge overnight.
place two cups of broccoli in boiling water for 1-2 minutes, remove and place in cold water with ice
for 30-45 seconds. Strain from water.
Add 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil and cook the meat once brown on one side flip it over, the meat will cook in its own juices.
Add the broccoli , cover with a lid until the juice of the meat has evaporated.
Add  soy sauce , oyster and hoisin sauce. Add 1 tablespoon of water mixed with 1 teaspoon of corn starch. Mix well and serve 🙂

Crispy Chicken

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If you love the taste of fried chicken but hate all the calories that comes with it, you will love this recipe . The Chicken is so flavorful and crispy, with a side of delicious vegetables. Please give this recipe a try and I promise you that you will never fry chicken again.

Crispy chicken :

4 chicken thighs + 4 chicken drumsticks
1 tablespoon salt
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
2-3 tablespoons of olive oil
Mix all spices in a small dish, clean the chicken and dry it with a paper towel .
Add the spices on both sides of the chicken, I also like to add spices under the skin to give it more flavor. Coat the chicken in a little bit of flour and add to a pan with the olive oil, make sure the oil is hot .
Fry on both sides until golden in color, do not over cook the chicken
Bake in a preheat oven 375f  for 30 minutes or until the chicken is cooked


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Ouzzi is a popular dish in the middle east , you could either have it with phyllo pastry or without it . It contains rice , minced meat , green peas , carrots and almonds . This is a great meal for having family and friends over . It goes well with salad .


onion chopped

1 tablespoon of vegetable oil

1/2 kg minced beef

1 1/2 cup of white long grain rice

2-3 cups water or chicken stock

1/4 cup pine nuts
1/4 cup almonds
1 teaspoon of all spice
1/4 teaspoon of white pepper
1teaspoon of paprika
1 teaspoon of chili pepper
1 teaspoon ofnutmeg
1 teaspoon of salt or more
1/2 teaspoon of Cinnamon
 phyllo pastry sheets
egg to brush
Chop 1 onion ,  cook the onions and minced meat in 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil in a large pan and cook until the meat is cooked Soak and wash the rice in water for 15 minutes rinse and drain . Add the rice to a pot and add all of the spices ,and fry the nuts in vegetable oil until golden in color then add it to  rice , add all the fried nuts and meat to the rice give.Also add the vegetables and give it a good mix and add the chicken stock until it covers the rice, and salt to taste
Cook on high until it bubbles,  lower the heat on lowest setting , cover,  and cook until the rice is cooked.
preheat oven at 180c
Once the rice is cooked , let it cool down in a small dish add 2 sheets of phyllo pastry . Spoon some of the rice and meat mixture inside,  and bring the sides of the pastry together and seal brush a little bit of egg .
add it to a greased baking pan, and brush the pastry with  1egg yolk and 1 tablespoon of water
and bake the bundles until golden in color. Serve with a classic arabic salad

Beef Stroganoff

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Beef stroganoff is the perfect meal for those cold days, you can either eat this with egg noodles or white rice(Both are good!)I cook the beef for hours because it comes out very tender and juicy. Very comforting  🙂


a tablespoon of olive oil

1 lb of lean beef cut into strips or chunks

1 medium onion, diced

3-5 cloves of garlic minced

salt and black pepper to taste

1-2 teaspoons of thyme

4 cups beef broth

3 cups of mushrooms

1-2 tablespoons Dijon mustard

3-4 Tablespoons of sour cream

egg noodles or white rice .

In a sauce pan add the oil then add meat and stir , add  onion , garlic  , salt and black pepper to taste and  thyme

add the ingredients to the meat and stir. Add beef broth and cover and cook for 4 hours on low heat.

Cut the mushrooms up into slices , in a pan heat a tablespoon of olive oil  over medium heat and saute mushrooms until golden brown.

Add the beef mixture to the mushrooms and mix well ,add  Dijon mustard , Worcestershire sauce , and sour cream .

Cook the egg noodles according to the instructions on the packet , once the egg noodles are cooked add to the mushrooms and meat and mix well . Enjoy

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