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Arabic lentil soup

Ingredients:  1 medium size onion chopped  1 tbsp garlic paste  2 cups yellow/orange lentils  2 boxes vegetable broth  1 tsp turmeric, cumin, white pepper and salt  ¼ cup finely chopped, fresh parsley  1 lemon juiced   1 tbsp olive oil    Instructions:  In a deep medium pan, fry the garlic paste and …

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Holiday season peppermint bark

Ingredients:  1/2 package white almond bark  1/2 package chocolate almond bark  1 tsp. peppermint extract  1 package regular peppermint candy canes    Instructions:  To begin, you will need to crush the candy canes. Double bag a gallon-sized Ziploc bag and place half of the package of candy canes inside it—be …

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Fattoush salad

Ingredients:  Salad:  2 pita breads, cut into medium squares  1 tomato, cut into square pieces  1 medium size Iceberg lettuce, chopped   2 green onions, chopped  1 medium-sized English cucumber, chopped into small squares  4 large-sized radishes, thinly sliced with stems removed  1 cup fresh parsley, chopped with stems removed  1 medium-sized bell pepper, chopped into small squares  ½ cup sliced black olives    Salad Dressing:   2 large fresh lemon juices  ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil  dash of salt, …

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Pumpkin bread

Ingredients: 3 1/2 cups flour 3 cups sugar 4 eggs 2 tbsp. baking soda 2/3 cup water 1 cup oil 1 15 oz. can pumpkin (or two cups) 1 tsp. salt 1 tsp. cinnamon 1 tsp. nutmeg 1 tsp. ginger   Yields 2 loafs or 1 Bundt   Instructions: Before …

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Semi-homemade blueberry lemon pie

Ingredients:  Crust:  1 1/2 cups flour  1/4 tsp. sea salt  1 tsp. sugar  1/2 cup chilled butter  2 tbsp. ice cold water    Filling:  1 can blueberry pie filling  1 can lemon pie filling  2 tbsp. brown sugar    Instructions:  First, start by making the crust, as it will need …

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Koshary, an Egyptian dish

Ingredients  ½ cup cooked basmati rice (cooked in 1 cup of water with sprinkle of salt and tsp. sunflower cooking oil for about 15 minutes)  1/2 cup cooked small elbow pasta (cooked in 1 1/2 cup water with sprinkle of salt and tsp. sunflower cooking oil for about 15 minutes)  1/2 cup cooked brown lentils (cooked in 1 1/2 cup water with sprinkle of salt and tsp. sunflower cooking oil for …

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Chillytime chili

Ingredients:  2 cans chili beans  1 can diced tomatoes  1 can tomato paste  1 can tomato sauce  1/2 bag fresh spinach  1 bag chili seasoning  1-2 tbsp. fresh minced garlic  minced onion seasoning to taste  onion powder to taste  garlic powder to taste  parsley seasoning to taste  dash cayenne pepper  …

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Healthy fajitas

Ingredients 1 green bell pepper, sliced  1 orange bell pepper, sliced  3/4 onion, sliced  1 Roma tomato, diced  2-4 small mushrooms, diced  1 package fajita seasoning  2 tbsp. olive oil  dash salt  dash pepper  1 can kidney beans  shredded Colby-Jack cheese  small corn tortillas  sour cream (optional)    Instructions In …

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No-bake protein energy balls 

Ingredients:  1 cup peanut butter  1 cup oats  1/4 cup flax seeds  1/4 cup dried cranberries  1-2 tbsp. honey  1/2 cup dark chocolate chips    Instructions:  To begin, combine the peanut butter, oats, flax seeds, dried cranberries, honey, and dark chocolate chips in a medium-sized bowl. If you wish to …

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Vegetarian tater tot casserole

Ingredients:  1 bag frozen tater tots  1 can cream of mushroom  1 can cream of potato  1 can peas  1 can corn  1 block sharp cheddar cheese, shredded  dash salt  dash pepper  dash garlic powder  dash cayenne pepper  dash paprika  dash parsley     Instructions:  Before beginning, preheat the oven to …

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