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As a cook, the essential thing to have in your kitchen is a cupboard full of herbs and spices to go with any kind of meal. I found this infographic that shows the best way to use all kinds of herbs: as complements, with recipe ideas and which flavors they go with. Enjoy! My personal favorites are rosemary and coriander. What are yours?

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Yesterday, we started off with a tour of cool and inspiring things in Lina’s kitchen (click here for more details). Today, it’s time to reveal the healthy, easy and tasty recipes Lina taught me while I was there.

We’ll start off with this quick grilled fish recipe.

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What you’ll need (for 3 persons)

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– 3 fish – Lina chose the Turkish “Ajaj” fish (make sure to choose them generously plump). The advantage of this fish is that it’s tasty and also has a good price – 1kg costs only 7 dollars.

– 2 tablespoons of flour

– Oil – Lina uses Grape Seed oil which is really healthy

– 3 lemons – sliced

How to make it:

1) Roll each fish in a bit of flour

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2) Add the lemon slices on top and inside the fish if you wish

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3) Sprinkle with grape seed oil and bake in the oven for approximately 30 minutes or until golden

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And enjoy with a green salad or mouhammara (see ingredients picture), recipe soon.

The second recipe is of Armenian origin. It’s similar to the white beans we once cooked (click here) but with added tomato juice.

What you’ll need (for 3 persons)

– 0.5 kg White beans (or aysha khanum beans if you live in an arab country)

– 1 tablespoon of Grape seed oil

– 2 white onions, sliced

– White pepper and salt

– 3 juicy tomatoes, diced

– 250 ml of tomato juice

– Water

– Egyptian rice with vermicelli

How to make it:

1) Shell the beans and wash with water

2) In a casserole, heat the grape seed oil, add the beans and mix for 10 minutes

3) Add the onions and heat for 10 minutes

4) Add white pepper and salt, to taste

5) Add the diced tomatoes and mix

6) Add the tomato juice with a bit of water, mix, bring to the boil then let it simmer for approximately 10 minutes and there you go!

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Both recipes are so quick, easy and affordable that they’re great for weekday meals!

I hope you enjoyed this first kitchen tour on Breadonbutter. I’ll be coming back with more tours soon!

Afterwards, they always had tea in the kitchen, much the nicest room in the house ― Flora Thompson

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When cooks come together, the kitchen becomes only action and camaraderie. After all, good food and a warm kitchen is the essence of making a house, a home. So when Lina – a friend of my mom’s I’ve grown up to love – agreed to welcome me in her kitchen and sniff around, I was delighted! With a great, positive and fun personality, Lina is also a great cook. She has the gift of a mixed cultural background and thus the gift of a wide recipe index. I spent an entire morning in this sweet kitchen, photographing her tools, her spices and objects. She then taught me 2 recipes I will be sharing in the second part of this Kitchen Tour tomorrow. For now, here are my favorite things in Lina’s kitchen.

It all started with a delicious cup of coffee and fresh mini croissants.

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In Lina’s kitchen you can find all kinds of spices, a snack bar, a breadmaker and all the flour in the world, and beautiful Picasso mirror coffee cups.

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The detail to absolutely memorize is the beautiful kitchen top made from slate (Ardoise in french)

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The object to dream about is this pastel yellow Kitchen Aid mixer

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And here’s a preview of Lina’s Kitchen Tour Part II, tomorrow on Breadonbutter 🙂

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Hoping to inspire you, always.