Hello Friends! Hope you are enjoying the signs of spring! For me the clear sign of spring is I literally have cute bunny rabbits hopping around my neighborhood, their cute fluffy white tails disappearing in the bushes every time I come near them on my random walks. These walks are my only downtime these days,…… Continue reading Sunday Meal Prep with Me, Plus I Danced with the Stars!
Tag: middle eastern food
Chef Samir is Back: Palestinian Musakhan Chicken
Some of you might remember Chef Samir when I had him on my channel 2 years ago, visiting his restaurant called Beit Rima and sampling his modern yet homey take on Arab dishes. Many of you asked that we collaborate once more, and I found a perfect excuse to invite him back for National Arab…… Continue reading Chef Samir is Back: Palestinian Musakhan Chicken
Middle Eastern Style “Angel” Eggs
Why are these dreamy, pillowy morsels of cooked egg whites filled with a luscious and creamy filling called “deviled eggs?” The colors are springy and angelic, so the evil culprit must be the mayo. At 100 calories of saturated fat per tablespoon, my guess is the mayo makes these eggs devilish! Today’s recipe was inspired…… Continue reading Middle Eastern Style “Angel” Eggs
MARBLED Easter Cookies in Minutes!
Hello Friends! Easter preparations are well underway in our family, and if you have been following my blog for a while, you know this is Mamoul time! These semolina date ring cookies usher in the beginning of spring, Jesus’s resurrection, and in the Muslim world, Ramadan, which is happening right now as well. If you…… Continue reading MARBLED Easter Cookies in Minutes!
This Skillet Chicken Will MorROCCan Your World!
As a food blogger, even I can get too comfortable making the same dishes on rotation. Part of it is expediency–I know the exact ingredients, and the length of time it will take to make my family’s favorite dishes. However, with every new recipe risk, there is potential for great rewards, and the rewards are…… Continue reading This Skillet Chicken Will MorROCCan Your World!
The Black Ingredient that Cures “Everything But Death” in a Cake!
There is a mysterious black ingredient, touted to cure “everything but death” in the Arab and Islamic world. This ingredient, called qizha in Arabic, or nigella seed paste, looks like black tar toothpaste or engine oil, and tastes a little like tahini, with undertones of mint and oregano. This ingredient is found Turkey, Syria and…… Continue reading The Black Ingredient that Cures “Everything But Death” in a Cake!
A Double Feature of Treats for Valentine’s Day!
As Valentine’s Day is upon us, I thought I would share two fun discoveries with you! As the price of chocolate has skyrocketed, making homemade gifts is a great alternative to store bought chocolates. Lindsay from Food La La shared this lovely recipe for Sweetheart Toffee on the set of California Live for NBC. If…… Continue reading A Double Feature of Treats for Valentine’s Day!
Jordan’s National and Iconic Dish- Mansaf!
Sometimes, a dish can be so legendary it can create a party atmosphere in and of itself. One iconic dish in this category is Mansaf! This regal dish of turmeric rice and delicate bread is topped with tender lamb, crunchy toasted nuts, and a rich yogurt sauce. This dish has been the centerpiece of countless…… Continue reading Jordan’s National and Iconic Dish- Mansaf!
My Machos Bring All the Boys to the Yard…
As first generation Americans, my siblings and I were not exposed to nachos until we saw everyone eating them at a middle school sports rally. Like most children, we didn’t really have high culinary standards, so salty, crunchy chips drowning in a fake cheesy sauce hooked us immediately. In high school, we looked forward to…… Continue reading My Machos Bring All the Boys to the Yard…
A BOWL of CHICKEN SOUP COMFORT to EAT ALL WINTER! PALESTINIAN MAFTOUL
My favorite indoor respite from the rain, bone chilling wind, and dark leafless trees of winter, is a warm bowl of chicken soup. I love closing my kitchen doors to sequester the spicy aroma and comforting simmer of a particularly hearty soup called Maftoul. Maftoul is the Palestinian equivalent to chicken noodle soup. From the…… Continue reading A BOWL of CHICKEN SOUP COMFORT to EAT ALL WINTER! PALESTINIAN MAFTOUL