Slow cooker sweet potato soup

This slow cooker sweet potato soup is the ultimate recipe to save this winter. Learn how to prepare one of the tastiest soup recipes from Luxrilife.com!

The best thing about soups I might say is that feeling of warmth I get right after I’m done eating. I just look forward to feeling my whole body warmed up by the intense flavors and the hot texture! And I would love it for you to try and experience the same goosebumps as mine once you try this deliciously creamy sweet potato soup recipe. Now it may not be the quickest but I guarantee you it’s the easiest there is!

How to make a hot sweet potato soup recipe in slow cooker:

Prep time (20 minutes) + Cook time (up to 8 hours) =  Perfect Result (8 hours 20 minutes)

Groceries List for 2 persons:

1 small onion, chopped

1 large carrot, sliced

2 medium sweet potatoes

1/2 tbsp ginger powder

1/2 tbsp curry powder 

3 cups vegetable stock

1/4 cinnamon stick

1 tsp salt

1 tsp black pepper

1 tbsp lemon juice

Yogurt

Almonds, crushed

 

Step By Step:

  • Combine onion, carrot, sweet potatoes, ginger powder, curry powder, cinnamon stick, salt & black pepper in a slow cooker.
  • Add water and cover the pot. Simmer for 7 hours on low heat or 4 hours on high heat until vegetables are well done & tender.
  • Take the pot off your stove. Use a bender to puree all the ingredients then serve hot.
  • Serve your soup with lemon juice,  yogurt & almonds. Enjoy!

 

I would love to hear from you! Share with me if you try & like the soup on eatingluxury@gmail.com I would love to connect! Until Next Time!

 

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Bou Melhem Restaurant | Review

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We’ve already heard of it through word to mouth and social media, but didn’t really get the chance to visit Bou Melhem Restaurant in Sin El Fil until last Friday. As soon as we walked in, the friendly staff welcomed us and guided us to a nice table close to the bar. We then had the honor to meet with the owner himself, warmly welcoming us and wishing us a beautiful night ahead.

Bou Melhem counts an indoor setting and a terrace, and organized a special ‘One Man Show” event on Fridays so we were kindly warned about the high music and waiters suggested we move our table to the terrace in case we were disturbed.

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We didn’t really have to order, the restaurant specialties were served throughout the night from the appetizers to the salads and main dish, all the way to cocktails and desserts.

Here’s an overview of what we tasted along with our feedback:

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Tabbouleh & Fattouch: Although the tabbouleh really needed a lighter hand on the salt, it was very tasty and fresh; yet the fattouch came from another dimension: The perfection of the flavors and the impeccable balance left us speechless!

Eggplant Salad (Batenjen el Raheb): While I didn’t taste this dish because I’m not really fan of eggplants, my partners did express enjoyment in it but only as average; they didn’t think there was anything special about it except the colors and presentation.

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Raw Kibbeh & Tebleh: They come from the same background, but Kibbe includes an additional ingredient that’s Burghul (crushed wheat): They both tasted amazing and as fresh as they looked.

Roasted Hummus, Crispy Shankleesh & Mouhammara: These dishes are among Bou Melhem restaurant’s mezze specialties. DO NOT, I repeat DO NOT visit Bou Melhem and leave without trying them!

Pesto Chicken: I would definitely have added a little more salt, but they tasted amazing and although the dish was overwhelmed with pesto, it didn’t cover up the chicken taste that both my partner & I love.

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Lahmeh Ras Asfour: It’s basically a dish that consists in small beef cutlets marinated in Pomegranate Molasse: Absolutely heavenly to taste buds and that comes from my best friend who rarely eats meat!

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Halloumi & Figs: This dish is definitely recommended to you if you’re a fan of sweet and salty.

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Mixed Grill: Generous portions and buttery taste. I honestly cannot think of a word to describe how moist and tender the Kafta, Meat, and Taouk tasted; definitely a must try whenever you visit!

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Although we were too full to even consider dessert, we were presented a selection of fresh season fruits and Lebanese puddings (Mehallabiye & Meghli); we also couldn’t leave without experiencing Bou Melhem’s special Frappé drinks (Caramel, Mocha & Lemonade) and Sharab El Wared which marked a special place in our hearts.

Of course the concept was not only about experiencing the food, we were also treated to the ‘One Man Show’ and had a blast dancing to the oriental tunes and then after midnight, the whole restaurant lights were dimmed and we got to enjoy some occidental music until early hours.

Overall, Bou Melhem Restaurant was a one of a kind experience that we cannot wait to re-live!

 

Burgers you must try at least once!

#Burgers are not hard to find. In fact, it’s so damn rare to pass by a town and not notice at least ONE burger joint. However, it isn’t so simple to find a place that serves decent and high quality burgers because the standard my darlings, is not about WHERE you eat a burger, but HOW YOU FEEL while, and after you eat it.

I visited Burger joints around Lebanon and decided to briefly share with you some of my favorites so far.

Mexican Burger at Gourma Lebanon.

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This cozy joint is a family owned restaurant located in Tabarja. They serve a large variety of house made sandwiches, Indian platters, salads, and burgers. Among their tasty menu I tried the Mexican burger which is a combination of a 130g of  Mexican beef patty, guacamole, onions, tomato, jalapenos, tortilla chips and their special mild Mexican sauce. Served with a side of coleslaw and crunchy fries, this platter is definitely Lunch/Dinner goals when you feel like a quick bite on your way from the beach this summer 😉

Classic Burger at Crepaway

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Crepaway still leads when it comes to service, speed and quality especially when it comes to kickass burgers. I always visit the branch in Citymall Beirut, and my all time weakness has to be the classic, a mix of Black angus beef with cheddar cheese, lettuce, grilled onions, ketchup, mayo and dijonnaise sauce. Despite the simplicity of its ingredients, Crepaway’s classic burger explodes in flavors! Highly recommended and reachable no matter where you live in Lebanon!

Classic cheese Burger at Classic Burger

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Cozy and calm, Classic Burger Joint outlets are the perfect for a casual date, a get-together after uni or a quick bite while shopping. I tried both Beirut Souks and Le Mall outlets and let me tell you, one can’t go wrong with any of the burgers at Classic Burger Joint, but my choice for the best would be the Classic cheese Burger. It’s not just the classic sauce and fresh beef patty that makes it, it’s the double american cheese and those homemade pickles with the classic coleslaw salad!

Now whomever knows me acknowledges that burgers are by far my weakness & would even go as far as to say that I’m addicted; I just constantly crave patties between buns several times a day is that a crime?

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                                                                Until Next Time 🙂

Knefeh: Lebanon’s Favorite Breakfast!

Popular in Lebanon and around the Middle East, Knefeh is a much-loved syrup-soaked cheese dessert mostly enjoyed for breakfast with Ater which is Arabic for Sugar Syrup! 🙂 Now since in Lebanon we enjoy this privilege in almost every bakeshop and gourmet, I decided to share with you a simple recipe to create this little wonder and host a sweet  party in your taste-buds!

Serves 

20 Pers

Preparation

   30 Min

Cooking

60 Min

Chilling

Overnight

Ingredients: 

Knefeh:

160 G Unsalted & Melted Butter

440 G Corn Flakes, finely Crushed (Easier than the kataifi pastry but you can use it as well)

41/2 Cups Milk

110 G Caster Sugar

90 G Fine Semolina

600 ML Thickened Cream

1 TBSP Corn Flour

1 TBSP Rose Water

500 G Sweetened Akkawi Cheese (You should soak it in water overnight a day before because it’s super salty but believe me it’s worth it ;))

Ater:

440 G Caster Sugar

1/2 TBSP Lemon Juice

1/2 TBSP Rose Water

Step By Step:

  • Mix Corn Flakes and Melted Butter in a bowl to combine and completely coat the cereals then pour half of the mixture in your 24 cm x 34 cm x 4 cm tray. Keep it refrigerated until needed.

  • Dissolve Cornflour in 1 TBSP of warm water then add it to a large saucepan containing milk, sugar, semolina and cream; place mixture over medium-low heat and cook, stirring constantly, for 12 minutes or until very thick.  after that, remove from heat and stir with Rose Water, then allow the mixture to cool a bit.

  • Now the Fun Part! Preheat your oven to 180ºC  & spoon half of the semolina mixture over Corn Flake base, then scatter over Akkawi cheese. Cover with the rest of the semolina mixture, then scatter over remaining Corn Flake mixture.

  • Bake for 25 minutes or until the edges start to bubble, then remove from the oven and allow it to cool completely before refrigerating it overnight.

  • Ater or Sugar Syrup is pretty easy to make! Place the Sugar with 1 cup of water water (250 ML) over medium heat and stir until the sugar is completely dissolved, It should be ready after 8 minutes of stirring or when you feel like the mixture has thickened; Remove from heat and allow to cool completely.

  • TIME TO EAT 😀 Preheat your oven to 200ºC and bake Knefeh for 10 minutes or until Cheese just starts to ooze from the sides. Drizzle with Syrup and cut into portions then decorate with pistachios. Serve Immediately!

There you have it loves ❤ The Perfect and easiest Knefeh Recipe there is! Don’t forget to share it with your friends and send me your feedback! Until Next Time 😉 

 

 

 

Traditional French breakfast menu

Never served with meat, traditional French breakfasts are to be considered among the healthiest and lightest, yet the most satisfying and delicious meals in the world!
So what makes France’s most important meal of the day so tasty and appealing? Let’s discover the ingredients you need for a perfectly balanced start of the day:
Croissant: This fluffy pastry is often eaten plain or with fruits jam. Often served hot and fresh on Sundays, the usual portion per person consists in 2 pieces not to be exceeded for their high calories.
Coffee: While children are allowed to drink hot chocolate or juice, we adults can indulge ourselves in a hot pot of morning booster. I mean who doesn’t dream about that steamy cup of happiness?
Fruits: Depending on the season, French people love to start their day with fruits. Whether they are fresh or preserved, there no doubt that fruits are a main ingredient in a balanced and healthy fresh breakfast.
Yogurt: Recently added to the French breakfast combo, a cup of liquid yogurt or a bowl of creamy, solid yogurt can be served plain or with fruit flavors.
Now that you have it, why don’t you try it at home and let me know what you think!
Enjoy!
Until next time 😉

Baked Salmon Recipe in less than 30 minutes!

When you are a working mom and you spend your whole day swinging between your family, career and social life, it gets harder and harder to come up with new and creative ideas for dinner. While sandwiches are the easiest to make, we at Luxeating got you a fast, healthy, and delicious meal you can serve without breaking a sweat!

Give it a try and share it with your girlfriends:
 Soy Glazed Salmon paired with cucumber-avocado salad for 4 persons:
Preparation (15 mins)+Cooking (10 mins)=25 minutes in total.
Ingredients
1 tablespoon honey
2 1/2 teaspoons low-sodium soy sauce
1/2 teaspoon cornstarch
4 6 -ounce skinless center-cut salmon fillets
1 teaspoon sesame oil
Kosher salt
2 tablespoons rice vinegar (not seasoned)
1 tablespoon mayonnaise
1 medium English cucumber, quartered lengthwise and sliced
3 scallions, thinly sliced
1 avocado, halved, seeded and chopped
Jarred pickled ginger, for serving (optional)
Directions
Mix the honey, 2 teaspoons of spy sauce and cornstarch in a  small bowl after preheating the oven, then Microwave the mix for 30 to 40 seconds of time until simmering.
Next, season the fish filet with salt and rub them with 1/2 teaspoon of sesame oil. Bake for 5 minutes then remove,brush with the honey-soy sauce and return to oven so it continues baking for 7 to 9 more minutes.
While the fish bakes in the oven, start whisking the rice vinegar, mayonnaise and what’s remaining of the soy sauce and sesame oil in a large bowl, and add to them the cucumber, scallions and salt.
Toss the mix and gently fold in the avocado.
Serve the perfectly cooked Salmon with the salad and pickled ginger.
Enjoy!
Until next time! 😉