Hearty Meals for Winter: Koshari

kosharirecipe

Koshari is one of my favorite comfort food, specially in the winter time. It’s a perfect #meatlessmonday dish, meatless but full of flavors and textured dish.

Ingredients:

For the Rice

  • 2 cups of brown rice
  • 1 cup of green lentils
  • 1/4 cup of angel hair pasta / spaghettini
  • 1 cup of macaroni
  • 1/4 chopped large onion
  • salt to taste
  • 2 tablespoons of  sunflower oil

For lightly caramelized onions

  • 3/4 chopped large onion for the lightly caramelized onions
  •  High heat oil as needed

For the sauce

  • 500 gr tomato puree
  • half fresh red chili pepper
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1 teaspoon coriander powder
  • 1/4 liter of water
  • 2 tablespoons of  sunflower oil
  • salt to taste

Please see how to make koshari down below.

 

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Minimalist Meal: Tabbouleh (tabbouli) Recipe / Simple Mediterranean Salad

I think I can call my self a foodie, I love cooking, baking, tastings, cook books, kitchen gadgets (all gadgets for that matter), day dreaming about delicious foods around the world, and the list goes on and on. With all that being said, there are also somedays that I just crave for something simple to eat, healthy, yet easy and quick to prepare, Tabbouleh is one of those my go to dish.

tabbouleh

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of finely chopped parsley
  • 5-6 small tomatoes
  • half cup of couscous /bulgur
  • half cup of boiling water (depends on the type of bulgur see it’s individual directions on the packaging)
  • lemon juice from half medium lemon
  • 3 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • sea salt to taste

Please see the video down below on how to make it.