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Pomegranate Molasses – How to make Pomegranate Syrup


pomegranate molasses

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.

baba ganoush and Mutabbal

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.

garden salad

Garden Salad – Olives in the Garden

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Watercress and Avocado Dip – Quick and Easy

watercress and avocado

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).

watercress and avocado dip

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.

tabboulehTabbouleh – Lebanese salad with Bulghur Wheat.

Tabbouleh / Tabouli is a Meditteranean salad, consisting of Cracked Wheat (Bulghur Wheat). The word Tabboulleh 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.

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

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Chili Ginger Pineapple Salad with Cucumber and Peanuts

pineapple salad

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

Cucumber and Carrot Salad


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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Broccoli Christmas Platter

Broccoli Christmas Platter

broccoli christmas plate

Cut the broccoli into small florets.
Cut enough off the stem to be able to lay flat on plate.
Cut the base stem to make the base of the tree and slice so that one side is flat.
Do the same with a head of cauliflower florets as with the broccoli.
Bring water to boil. Add the Broccoli for 1 minute and drain.
Rinse with cold water.
Boil the cauliflower florets for 30 seconds as well. Drain and rinse.
Use cherry tomatoes to decorate and serve in an oval shaped platter as shown.
Drizzle with salad dressing, As desired.
Finally, place a slice of Star fruit for the star on top.

Winged Bean Salad with Mandarin Orange Prawns

winged bean salad with prawn


Winged Bean Salad with Prawns

Fresh from my friend Mini’s garden. This Funny looking bean goes by many names : Winged Bean, Asparagus Pea, Goa bean, Kacang Botol, Four sided bean, Square Bean, Chathura Payar, Irachi Payar etc… Have you had it? 

It’s very crunchy and thus great in salads. I am making a fusion recipe of these crunchy beans paired with some Mandarin Orange Sautéed Prawn/Shrimp. Doesn’t that sound inviting?  

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