#soup

July 10, 2018
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Ingredients:

450 grams freekeh , cleaned well from any visible wastes, rinsed, drained, and soaked for 1 hour

1/2 kilograms beef cubes (or chicken breasts), boiled, broth preserved

1 big onion, finely chopped

1/2 tsp Black pepper

1/2 tsp white pepper

a pinch of cinnamon and allspice (بهار حلو)

some salt (keep in mind the broth has salt)

Preparation:

Drain the freekeh

Saute the onion until yellowish, add frekeh and stir

Add the spices

Cover the freekeh with chicken broth (water should be around 3-4 above the freekeh)

When the broth boils, turn heat to low and simmer until the freekeh is cooked and most of the water is gone

(you control the consistency you want, if you want it soup  like add more water while cooking)

When the freekeh is cooked, top it with the boiled beef/chicken breasts and garnish with roasted nuts


July 8, 2018
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Ingredients:

1 big onion, finely chopped
5 garlic cloves, coarsely chopped
3 tablespoons olive oil
Salt and black pepper to taste
1 bunch sele2 (stems cut 5-7 cm from bottom, the rest left, cut diagonally into 3 cm thickness) washed well and drained
1/2-3/4 cup broad lentils
Juice of 2-3 lemons

Preparation:

Heat a pan, add olive oil, onions and salt
Stir till golden yellow
Add garlic and stir for 30 seconds
Add lentils and stir
Add sele2 and black pepper and stir
Cover and stir occasionally till their size decreases by 25%
Add water to cover ingredients
When water boils cover and simmer for 20-30 minutes
Add juice of 2 lemons just before turning off the heat


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