how about taking the shawarma you know and love and giving it a mini-makeover to make it tastier (if that is even humanly possible!), more fun and easier to share with friends and family?
Falafel has always been one of my favorite middle eastern recipes. Growing up in Amman, I have so […]
Creamy eggplant, colorful pepper immersed in a show stopping tomato sauce. The spice blend, vinegar and sugar make it complex with layers of flavor, the perfect canvass for this vegetarian Egyptian moussaka
Dandelion greens cooked to perfection, the sweetness of the caramelized onions, the tang of the lemon juice, the fruity nuttiness of the olive oil. You just have to try it
It is finally fall and despite the fact that temperatures are still soaring in the late 30s early […]
I am currently on vacation in Jordan 🙂 so I will keep this post short but I promise […]
The kids and I really love watching movies. Animation in particular. Every few weeks we decide to have […]
Mshat or traditional Palestinian cauliflower fritters happen to be one of my favorite recipes that my mum makes, […]
Ramadan is only a day away! If you celebrate it , then Ramadan mubarak to you 🙂 and […]
Fig and blue cheese avocado toast, taking avocado toast to a whole new level
Since I spend most of the year complaining about the intolerable heat here in the UAE,it would only be fair to share the precious few days of good weather that we’re having at the moment.
I am in love with anything and everything that is even remotely winter-ish :
Beautiful clouds that the sun enjoys setting on fire every morning!
The cold morning breeze that finally justifies owning a jacket in the UAE!
Cloud formations that the kids and I spend the way to school weaving stories about, imaginary creatures, giant elephants(yes my son is still in love with elephants) and of course, dragons!
Today’s quinoa salad is quick and easy. It is actually one of my go to lunches lately topped with some grilled chicken or shrimp. The recipe is actually a copycat recipe for a salad we love at one of the local restaurants. The combination of colors, textures and flavors is so refreshing!
This Turkish dip happens to be one of my all time favorite mezza, right after homemade hummus! It is smoky , packs a real flavor punch with layers of herbs, nutty walnuts, sweetness from the sundried tomatoes and smokiness from the pepper. I love this on pita bread or with pita chips, as a dip with baby carrots or cucumbers, it is heavenly with lavash crackers, you can also use it as a topping for pizza or manakeesh.
This spread plays on the same flavor notes as Muhammara but the flavors here are more intense because there is no bread crumbs to dilute them . I also love the refreshing herb and spice notes in this Turkish spread that are missing or less pronounced in Muhammara