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Beef Tagine with Apples / طاجين اللحم بالتفاح – CookingWithAlia – Episode 421

Beef Tagine with Apples / طاجين اللحم بالتفاح – CookingWithAlia – Episode 421

This savory and sweet beef tagine is a staple dish in Moroccan cuisine, often prepared in special occasions! INGREDIENTS: - For the meat base, refer to this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YWxujNdmzCE Caramelized apples (cooked separately): - 2 big apples - 1/2 a lemon - 2 tablespoons unsalted butter - 1 cup sauce from the meat tagine - 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon - 2 tablespoons honey - 1 tablespoon orange blossom water Decoration - sesame seeds STEPS: A- Cooking the Meat 1- Refer to this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YWxujNdmzCE B- Preparing the Apples 2- Peel the apples, quarter them, and the remove the core. Cut each quarter into two. 3- Squeeze lemon juice over the apples so they don’t turn brown. 4- In a large saucepan, on medium heat, melt the butter. 5- Add 1 cup of the tagine sauce to the butter. 6- place the apples pieces in the sauce pan. Sprinkle ground cinnamon over the apples. Cover and cook for around 15 minutes or until the apples slices are softened. 7- Once the apples are tender, add honey and orange blossom water. Gently mix the apples, set the heat to low, and cook for another 5 minutes until the sauce becomes thick and syrupy. C- Final steps 8- To serve the tagine, first plate the meat, Pour the sauce over and around the meat pieces, top with caramelized apples, and finish with a sprinkle of sesame seeds. Serve immediately with crusty bread. Hmmm… delicious. Bon appetit!

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Meat Base For Sweet Tagines / تحضير لحم الطاجين الحلو – CookingWithAlia – Episode 420

Meat Base For Sweet Tagines / تحضير لحم الطاجين الحلو – CookingWithAlia – Episode 420

This is the base recipe for preparing the meat for sweet tagines. INGREDIENTS: - 2 pounds (1 kilo) tender beef or lamb - 2 tablespoon vegetable oil - 2 onions (grated) - 2 garlic cloves (crushed) - 1 teaspoon ground ginger - 1/2 teaspoon ground Turmeric - 1 teaspoon salt - 1/2 teaspoon black pepper - 1 cinnamon stick - A pinch of ras el hanout (optional) - 1 tablespoon saffron water (large pinch of saffron + 1/4 cup water) STEPS: A- Preparing the ingredients 1- First, soak the saffron threads in some warm water for 10 minutes. 2- Grate the garlic cloves 3- Cut the onions in half and grate them using the large holes of the grater. Chop the leftover onion pieces. B- Cooking the Meat 4- On low heat, in a large pot, drizzle the vegetable oil. 5- Add the onions, garlic, ground ginger, turmeric, pepper, salt, a pinch of Ras El Hanout, and a cinnamon stick. Pour some saffron water and mix all the ingredients together. 6- Add the meat pieces to the pot and mix in. 7- Let the meat cook for a few minutes until all sides get a brown color, this way the spices and flavors are locked in the meat. 8- Add water to almost cover the meat, raise the heat to medium-high, cover the pot, and bring to a boil. Then lower the heat to medium and keep cooking until the meat is done. 9- Check on the tagine from time to time – just stir the meat in the sauce and add water if necessary, the meat should always be half-covered with water until it cooks. Depending on the cut, it may take 1 to 2 hours. At the end, the meat is soft and the sauce is thick. C- What's Next? 10- Check out my other recipes for sweet tagines to prepare the toppings (e.g. Tagine of Caramelized Prunes, Tagine of Apples, etc.)

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Indian Spiced Lentils Recipe – Laura in the Kitchen Episode 1026

Indian Spiced Lentils Recipe  – Laura in the Kitchen Episode 1026

To get this complete recipe with instructions and measurements, check out my website: http://www.LauraintheKitchen.com Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/mrsvitale Official Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/LauraintheKitchen Laura's Style/Beauty Channel: http://www.YouTube.com/VitaleStyleChannel Twitter: @Lauraskitchen

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Shrimp Tagliatelle Saffron Cream / تالياتيلي بالجمبري كريم الزعفران – CookingWithAlia – Episode 419

Shrimp Tagliatelle Saffron Cream / تالياتيلي بالجمبري كريم الزعفران – CookingWithAlia – Episode 419

Ending the "Dinner for Two" series with a winning main dish: Shrimp Tagliatelle with Saffron Cream! INGREDIENTS: - 200 grams (7 oz) fresh shrimp + 4 large shrimp whole - 300 grams (10.5 oz) Tagliatelle - Handful of white mushrooms - 3 shallots - 2 garlic cloves - 3 tablespoons olive oil - 1/2 lemon - Salt and pepper, to taste - 1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric - Large pinch of saffron threads - 1/4 cup heavy cream - heavy cream - Decoration: chopped fresh cilantro + grated Parmesan RECIPE: Step 1 – Preparing the Ingredients 1- First, let’s clean the shrimp. Cut the heads. Squeeze the bottom of the shrimp and gently press to remove the tail. Peel the rest of the shell. Lay the shrimp down and run your paring knife along the back. Do not cut too deep. Pull out the thing gray vein. And here you have clean shrimp! Don’t forget to keep 4 shrimp whole for decoration. 2- Thinly slice the shallots. 3- Grate the garlic cloves. 4- Remove mushroom stems and thinly slice the mushroom caps Step 2 – Making the Sauce 1- Drizzle olive oil in a large pan and heat for a minute. Fry-pan the whole shrimp from both sides until they change color and become pink. 2- Once done, remove the shrimp from the pan and keep on the side for later. 3- Now, add the peeled shrimp to the same pan, a pinch of salt, pepper, and a squeeze of fresh lemon juice… cook on medium heat for a few minutes until the shrimp become pink. 4- Once done, remove the shrimp from the pan and keep on the side for later. 5- Drizzle a bit more olive oil on the same pan. Add the shallots, garlic, a little bit of salt and pepper. Stir and cook for 1 minute before adding the sliced mushrooms. Add a bit of water and cook on medium heat until the mushrooms become soft. 6- Now add the cream, a pinch of ground turmeric, and saffron… 7- Mix and cook for a few minutes. Taste your cream sauce to adjust salt and pepper accordingly. 8- Mix in the peeled shrimp to the sauce… hmmmmm Step 3 – Preparing the Pasta 1- In a large pot, pour water and a large pinch of salt. Bring to a boiling point then add the tagliatelle. Follow the cooking instructions on your pasta package. Usually it takes 10-12 minutes to cook tagliatelle. 2- Once done, remove the tagliatelle from the water and add them to the cream sauce. If you want a thicker sauce, you can add a bit of pasta water… the starch in the water will act as a glue! 3- Plate your pasta and top with chopped cilantro, freshly grated parmesan, and whole shrimp! Bon appetite!

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The BEST Way to Wash Your Hair, Start doing this NOW!

The BEST Way to Wash Your Hair, Start doing this NOW!

Hey My Loves! So I asked my team to reach out to Alterna to tell them I wanted to do a video on their products! I was super excited to tell them how much they have changed my hair, literally I don't even recognize it since I started using their products! I've also adapted the way I shampoo and it has transformed my hair! Try this and you will literally love the way your hair looks! This video has been sponsored by 100% products I have picked and the exact way I use them today. I reached out to Alterna to do this video, so please feel comfortable trying these products (at least get a sample from Sephora if you can, you will fall in love with their healthy formulas)

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No-Knead Rustic Bread Recipe – Laura Vitale – Laura in the Kitchen Episode 1025

No-Knead Rustic Bread Recipe – Laura Vitale – Laura in the Kitchen Episode 1025

To get this complete recipe with instructions and measurements, check out my website: http://www.LauraintheKitchen.com Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/mrsvitale Official Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/LauraintheKitchen Laura's Style/Beauty Channel: http://www.YouTube.com/VitaleStyleChannel Twitter: @Lauraskitchen

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How To Make Chocolate Granola – Laura Vitale – Laura in the Kitchen Episode

How To Make Chocolate Granola – Laura Vitale – Laura in the Kitchen Episode

To get this complete recipe with instructions and measurements, check out my website: http://www.LauraintheKitchen.com Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/mrsvitale Official Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/LauraintheKitchen Laura's Style/Beauty Channel: http://www.YouTube.com/VitaleStyleChannel Twitter: @Lauraskitchen

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