Feast Your Eyes On This-NSFW

I’ve been raving about what an impeccable Christmas dinner I had and some of you have asked me to put my money where my mouth is…literally ;) So I thought I’d share the deliciousness. Now, I know everyone claims that their  mamma is the best cook in Lebanon, but I’m sorry to break it to ya’ll, my momma can beat your momma any day of the week. If you’re not convinced, this should seal the deal…

Warning- make sure you’re alone, the faces you may make may scare your colleagues. Bisoux

Although I'm not usually a fan of healthy snacks, the colors in this assortment of dried fruits were too tempting to pass

Melted marshmallows , gooey caramel and condensed milk mixed with Rice Krispies, and you got yourself these sweet bites of heaven.

Vol au vent stuffed with a homemade creamy avocado dip, smoked salmon and juicy capers. Soft yet crispy on the outside, the perfect salty start.

Adding a Mexican twist, using beer and Tabasco to an old Swiss recipe gave this baby just the kick it needed. We dipped broiled broccoli into it. Superb.

One of my favorite salads, known in Lebanon as the “Exotic” salad, a bed of iceberg lettuce topped with hearts of palm, asparagus, avocadoes, artichokes and sweet corn. The Dressing: a honey garlic vinaigrette, the contrast between the garlic and honey keeps you coming back for more.

A lovely mix of green mescluns accessorized with cured-Parma Ham. The Dressing: Balsamic vinegar, Dijon mustard, oil and brown sugar, giving it the perfect Zing it needed.

One of my favorites, diced beetroots and potatoes in a creamy sour cream, mustard and vinegar dressing cupped in a leaf of red cabbage.

Creamy pesto shrimp canapés- addictive!

More Beets! Beetroot cake! Layers of cold chèvre and beetroot topped with plain gelatin to keep this production intact.

Drumroll Please: Feast your eyes on one of the most succulent turkeys ever made. Injected for hours with wine and its own induced juices, and hoarded with mushrooms and all sorts of veggies, I couldn’t but have an extra serving of this moist and tender baby!

I'm not big on cheese AFTER dinner, but I tried it either way. My fav is Caprice de Dieux

The ultimate fruit salad, with a splash of brandy! Fiber never looked so good!

And saving the best for last, is Momma’s homemade ultra-rich Digestive Biscuit Strawberry Cheesecake- every time I indulge my senses in this treat, I’m fulfilled. Khalas there was nothing I could possibly want out of life anymore. Bisoux

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26 responses to “Feast Your Eyes On This-NSFW

  1. That’s…that’s…just…beautiful! *droooooools*
    You have to give us the recipe for Vol au vent! PLEEEASE!

  2. You killed me ivy you killed me when are we coming overrrr :D

  3. YUUMMMYYY!! Now i’m hungry again ;)

  4. looks delicious! but my momma sooo can cook!!! =P

  5. Whaaaaattt! Your mom is da bomb! Beetroot cake? Can’t say I’ve ever had that one before! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year Ivy! Looking forward to reading what you have to say in 2011!

  6. Amazing!! It’s good I didn’t see this post earlier, it would have seriously corrupted my mind for the rest of the day :P

  7. Pas de collegues, personne autour de moi… Mais mon dieu comment ces photos mettent l’eau a la bouche!!
    Chapeau lal mamma derriere tout ca! ;)

  8. How were you able to eat all these, and even more, hats off for your mom how was she able to cook all of these, how many days ahead did she prep?

    • Seriously, she whipped this up on Christmas day! I don’t even know how…
      And don’t worry about me I have one healthy appetite, I work out and run around a lot!

  9. Yummmm but My Mama is the best ,btw r u armenian that u posted this on Armenian Christmas ???

  10. Btwwww Anouuush ella

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  13. Hi Ivy :) stumbled upon this post looking for caprice des deiux cheese in Lebanon. Can you please tell me where Iyou bought it or where I can find some? Thanks :) :)

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