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About notimeforcooking

Full-time job, studies, travel - no time for cooking left ! But still have to feed my better half and two kids. And preferably with no junk and take-out food.

Majadra – rice with brown lentils

Ingredients 3/4 cup brown lentils 2 cups thinly sliced onions 1/2 cup vegetable oil 1 cup long-grain white rice 1 teaspoon salt 3 tablespoons butter Directions Combine the lentils with 1 cup of water in a large saucepan over medium … Continue reading

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Baked Branzini (aka Mediterranean Sea Bass)

Branzini is just another name for Mediterranean Sea Bass. It’s typically imported to US from Greece. I usually get them in Fairway Market for about $10 per pound. Each fish is about a pound, so it makes enough for one person. Very … Continue reading

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Spicy fish in Moroccan style tomato sauce

Making good fish at home is fast and easy. Here is something a bit more sophisticated than baked salmon. It takes about 20 minutes to prepare this delicious white fish dish. Spicy fish in Moroccan style tomato sauce Ingredients 1 … Continue reading

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Fatush Salad

Ingredients 1 loaf focaccia (can use pita bread as well) 3 tomatoes, chopped very small 5 – 6 cucumbers, chopped very small 1 lettuce heart, shredded 2 – 3 garlic cloves, shredded 20 fresh mint leaves 1 bunch of parsley, … Continue reading

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Home-made hummus – not as hard as you think

There is a popular misconception that it’s complicated to make a good quality hummus at home. The truth is completely the opposite – it’s simple and does not take much time. Try out the recipe below and you’ll see yourself. Ingredients 4 … Continue reading

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Russian Borscht family recipe

Half of the country is covered by snow, including our little town. The daycares are closed, there is no way to get to the office. There is nothing better than a good soup, so I’ll use this as an opportunity … Continue reading

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Kids-friendly carrot muffins

This is one of the top favorites in our family. Kids love it and it takes my wife only few minutes from the moment she gave in to the social pressure to make it till it gets to the oven. … Continue reading

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Spicy aromatic chicken

I took the recipe from a Greek recipes collection and modified it slightly. While I cooked it as a dinner for my wife and I, surprisingly kids loved it too. Linguine makes a great side dish and together with a glass of same Pinot Gridio used for … Continue reading

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Flourless Chili Cherry Chocolate Brownies from thehealthyapple.com

Original Recipe from http://thehealthyapple.com/2010/12/29/flourless-chili-cherry-chocolate-brownies/ Ingredients 2 cups black beans, cooked 2 Egg substitute for, large eggs 1/4 cup Earth Balance Vegan Butter Sticks 1/4 cup raw cacao powder 1 Pinch of sea salt 1/8 tsp chili powder 1/8 tsp all spice … Continue reading

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Chickpea patties

Ingredients 1 pack of dry hummus (chickpeas) 3 spoons of Greek yogurt 2 tablespoons of fresh cilantro 2 teaspoons canola oil 1 egg 2 table spoons bread crumbs or matzo meal 1 medium yellow onion 1 teaspoon garam masala Directions … Continue reading

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