Online school is still going strong, and with the numbers of new cases, it seems that we might end up with a full online semester not just a couple of weeks. With two kids at home, attending classes from 8 to 2. I find myself falling back on quick and easy recipes. Ones that I can prepare the night before or ones that I can quickly whip up without creating too much noise during the day. Today’s chicken kofta is one of those recipes.

Adding a layer of date paste infused with spices between the layers of batter lends a unique taste and texture to the baked cake making it extra moist. Add the nutty crunch of the walnut topping ,and the result is an irresistible blend of cake meets maamoul that you just have to try!

4 ingredients, melt in your mouth, no baking, no added sugar! And believe it or not, the recipe is hundreds of years old! (And you thought energy balls were a hip new food trend 😉)⠀

Bsaisit al kharob is actually an ancient Palestinian recipe. It uses staples from the pantry: whole wheat flour, carob molasses, sesame seeds and olive oil. It was one of the essentials travellers would pack for pilgrimage and long trips because it lasts for a long time without going bad and it is loaded with nutrients and health benefits. Both essential when you have to spend months on the road.⠀

When you ask most people: what do you make with overripe bananas? the answer is banana bread 9 out of 10 times

and that is totally valid!

A great homemade banana bread that transforms brown sad looking bananas into fluffy moist goodness is hard to beat especially if you sneak in some chocolate chips or walnuts 😉

My kids LOVE bananas but we still get stuck with a few brown bananas especially in the summer when it’s hot. I usually peel those and save them in a bag in the freezer and when I have enough, I make this bread. It is super quick and easy to make!
and the best part is: all you need is one bowl

No fancy mixer

No mess

The bread freezes beautifully,too.

I usually cut it into slices, wrap each slice individually and freeze them. When anyone is in the mood for something sweet, all they have to do is thaw a slice for an hour, or heat it for a couple of minutes in the oven or grill it in the sandwich press (yours truly is guilty of the last one)