- 3 Onions
- 3 potatoes
- 2 eggplant
- 4 Tomatoes
- 100g olive oil
- 100g chickpeas
- 1spoon Tomato paste
- 1spoon salt
- 1sprinkle Sweet pepper
- 1Lt Waterfor cooking
- Peel, rinse, and chop vegetables.
- Sautee onions until they become red.
- Add potatoes, eggplants, tomatoes, chickpeas, tomato paste, and water.
Place: Ikleem al-Kharoub- Lebanon
She loves planting around her house some vegetables and plants as basil, marjoram, mint, and some kinds of flowers and roses.
|Recipe’s Personal Background||How did you learn this recipe?||From my mother.|
|Is there some memory/historical event connected to this recipe?||There is no historical event related to it|
|Personal reference to tradition transmitted by relatives (preparing together, sharing, eating together etc.)?||Miss Khayreyyeh taught her daughter this recipe.|
|Mediterranean Background||Any tradition this receipe is connected to? If yes, which one? Can you describe it?||_|
|Any Festivity this recipe is connected to? If yes, which one? Can you describe it?||_|
|Is your recipe connected to the territory you live in? Is it strictly linked to the specificity of the agricultural environment?||Yes, but not exclusively|
|Season (season this food is linked to)||In summer.|
|Ingredient||Nutritional Importance||Health Benefits|
|Vegetables||Rich in fibers, vitamins and minerals||Improves digestion and provides energy. Rich in Antioxidants|
|Olive oil||Source of mono-unsaturated fat. It contains vitamins E and K.||The main fatty acid of olive oil, oleic acid, is more resistant to oxidation than polyunsaturated oils, reducing total and LDL cholesterol (“bad” cholesterol), while increasing the HDL fraction (“good” cholesterol). The phenolic compound of olive oil has anti-inflammatory properties which softens cell membranes while turning them more resistant to the action of free radicals. This protective effect of olive oil also extends to the decrease of arterial blood pressure, to the strengthening of the immune system and to the prevention of certain types of cancers.|
|Is it suggested to eat this meal if you suffer from some disease? If yes, for which one?||No, but it contains beneficial ingredients for the body.|
What is the primary base with which your food is prepared? Is this a derivative of oil or another base?
|Olive oil, origin from olives, however extra virgin olive oil doesn’t tolerate high heat exposure as in this recipe, so it is recommended to add it later after cooking|
|What nutrition related illnesses or deficiencies are common in your area? Are there holistic or nutrition based remedies connected to these aliments?||No, there is no treatment based on this recipe.|