Okra and Lamb


2 tablespoons olive oil, plus extra for drizzling

2 small onions, finely chopped

5 garlic cloves, sliced

400 g boneless lamb, diced

450 g okra, trimmed

3 tablespoons tomato paste (purée)

½ teaspoon seven spices seasoning

salt and pepper



Heat the olive oil in a large skillet or frying pan, add the onions, and cook over low heat, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes until softened but not colored.

Fattet Djaj (Layered Chicken Platter)


• 1 rotisserie chicken, shredded

• 3 pita breads, cut into small squares

• Vegetable oil for frying

• 3 cups cooked rice

• 2 cloves of garlic, mashed

• 2 cups plain yogurt

• 1/4 cup tahini

• Juice 1 lime

• Salt and pepper

• 1/2 cup toasted sliced almonds to garnish (you can also substitute for pistachios or pine nuts or do a blend of all of those)

• Chopped parsley to garnish

• 1/2 tsp cinnamon (optional)



1. Start by heating the vegetable oil, over medium heat, and frying the pita squares (stale works better than fresh) until golden and crispy. Transfer to a plate lined with paper towel to soak the extra grease. Reserve.

Chicken with Garlic Herb Butter Sauce


 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts

1 1/2 Tbsp minced garlic (4 cloves)

1 Tbsp olive oil

Salt and freshly ground black pepper

1/3 cup chicken stock

4 Tbsp unsalted butter, divided

2 tsp chopped fresh sage

1 tsp chopped freshy thyme

1 tsp chopped fresh rosemary

Chicken Mac And Cheese


4 boneless and skinless chicken thigh fillets

Salt and pepper, to season

1/2 teaspoon paprika (sweet or smokey)

1 tablespoon oil, divided (use olive or canola oil)

2 tablespoons butter

1 small yellow onion chopped

6 cloves garlic finely diced

1/3 cup chicken broth

250g jarred sun dried tomato strips in oil (reserve 2 tablespoons of oil and drain the rest)

3 level tablespoons flour

2 cups chicken broth

3 cups milk OR light cream* or half and half, divided

2 teaspoons dried Italian herbs

3 cups macaroni uncooked

Roast Beef with Vegetables


1 3-5 pound beef chuck roast

1 tablespoon oil

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon onion powder

1 teaspoon garlic powder

1/2 teaspoon black pepper

1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika optional

1 pound baby potatoes

4 large carrots, chopped into large chunks

1 large onion, chopped

4 cups beef broth

2 tablespoons worcestershire sauce

1/4 cup water

2 tablespoons corn starch