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Thai Beef and Cucumber Canapés

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Thai Beef and Cucumber Canapés

What’s not to love about these party canapés? These bite size hors d’oeuvres, make for a cute decorative food that can be neatly picked up with your fingers and popped into your mouth. These Thai Beef and Cucumber Canapés are very simple to make. With some marination time, the beef cooks so fast in a cast iron wok or skillet.

I love the addition of tiny bits of thai red chili. There’s something about taking that bite and waiting for the chilli to hit you – that’s exciting! Leave the chillies off if you can’t take the heat and garnish with scallions or carrot – julienne.

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Simple Bean Sprout Salad with Mint

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Simple Bean Sprout Salad with Mint

A fresh and simple Bean Sprout Salad thats great as a side dish with grilled meats, chicken or seafood. I especially love it with my curry leaf fried chicken. I should get to that post soon. This salad is made with basic, simple ingredients that you might already have in your fridge.

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Pomegranate Molasses – How to make Pomegranate Syrup

 

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Pomegranate Molasses

Pomegranate Molasses or Pomegranate Syrup ( دبس رمان – Dibs Rumman, in Arabic) is  a very common ingredient in many Middle Eastern Recipes. If you don’t have some on hand, you might like this recipe. It is made with just 2 pomegranates so that you don’t have too much left over. If you would like to make a big batch, Simply Multiply all ingredients by 4.


Pomegranate Molasses  is used for marinades, salad dressings, sauces and in drinks to name a few examples. I use it in my Baba Ganoush Recipe.

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Baba Ganoush & Mutabbal

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Recipe Name: Pomegranate Molasses
Recipe Type: Syrup / Condiments
Author: Shana c/o Recipes ‘R’ Simple
Prep time: 5
Cook time: 30 min
Total time: 
Yield: 1 small jar

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Garden Salad – Olives in the Garden

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Garden Salad – Olives in the Garden

Fresh and flavorful Garden Salad. An anytime salad. Great on its own or as a side dish. Crisp home made croutons and a lovely home made dressing. Toss it together in no time.

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Garden Salad – Olives in the Garden

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Watercress and Avocado Dip – Quick and Easy

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Watercress and Avacado Dip

A Watercress and Avacado Dip that’s very quick and easy dip to serve with Pita Bread, Vegetable or Bread Sticks. Comes in handy when you want something fresh  and simple.

Watercress helps to increase the level of anti oxidants in the blood which may be why it is thought to have anti cancer benefits.

Strange fact : The name ‘Avacado’ comes from the Aztec word ‘Ahuakati’ which means – Testicle! The reference is thought to either be derived from the shape OR the fact that Avacado was considered to be an Aphrodisiac by the Aztecs. Following the aztec naming convention Guacamole would then mean something like Testicle Sauce!?!

The Avacado fruit  contains Vitamin B and C and has 60% more potassium than a Banana. 3/4 of the fruits carbs come from fat, but this is monounsaturated fat which helps reduce LDL (Low density lipoprotein /BAD cholesterol) and increase HDL (High density lipoprotein / GOOD cholesterol).

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Watercress and Avocado Dip

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Tricolor Pasta and Chicken Salad




Tricolor Pasta and Chicken Salad! Tell me you’ve tried it!

This is a cherished Pasta Salad Recipe! Simple ingredients. Simple process. But in the end you’ve got a bowl of cold pasta salad that always gets rave reviews. It’s so delicious! I dare you to not help yourself to seconds. Great for summer parties and weekend get togethers. Scroll down for Video.

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Tabbouleh – Lebanese salad with Bulghur Wheat.



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Tabbouleh – Lebanese salad with Bulghur Wheat.
 

Tabbouleh / Tabouli is a Meditteranean salad, consisting of Cracked Wheat (Bulghur Wheat). The word Tabbouleh is derived from the Arabic word ‘Tabil’  meaning ‘Seasoning’. Usually, the bulghur wheat is tossed with finely chopped parsley, tomatoes, onions,  mint but cucumber and/or lettuce is often added to make a more attractive and crunchy salad. Often served as an important part of a ‘Mezze’, this dish is popular worldwide.

Bulghur is a whole wheat grain that has been cracked and partially cooked. Although most popular in Tabbouleh, it can also be cooked similar to rice or couscous in other preparations. Parsley is also vital to the Tabbouleh, Lots of it! I like to chop the parsley extra extra finely.

According to Arab Folklore, the ratio of the Parsley to Bhurgul indicates the social standing of the family. The more parsley to Burghul, the higher the economic status.

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Chili Ginger Pineapple Salad with Cucumber and Peanuts




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Chili Ginger Pineapple Salad 

This is a nice spicy Pineapple salad with some crunch! Great with kebabs or in Tropical style wraps. Seems like these salads are always the last thing I make and they have to be rushed to the table or in this case outdoors to where the grill as at. I couldn’t do justice to the salad in the photo.
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Simple Asian Cucumber and Carrot Salad



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Simple Asian Cucumber and Carrot Salad
 

One thing I almost always have in my fridge is Cucumbers and Carrots. My Husband always likes a Salad with his meal so  coming up with new ones is always a challenge. One day I had no idea what to make. I stared at the cucumbers and carrots for a long moment and then made this Asian Inspired Salad. Went down pretty well and its so easy to toss up! Cucumber and Carrot Salad
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