One of the most popular posts on my blog remains this one about Middle Eastern breakfast ideas. And […]
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.
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.⠀
You can enjoy this salad with some warm bread or crackers for a quick lunch on a busy day. It is a great addition to sandwiches or snack boards and it is one of my secret weapons for levelling up pasta , tuna salads or mixed greens. The best part is that you can prepare a big batch and store it in the fridge and it will last for weeks thanks to the olive oil.
Fattet hummus or hummus fatteh is a creamy, nutty , savoury chickpea bread pudding. In the Levant (Palestine, Jordan, Syria and Lebanon) it is a popular weekend breakfast/brunch item.
You can enjoy this warm on a cold morning or cold out of the fridge on a hot summer day.
Creamy without being overly rich, the freekeh adds texture and a nutty earthiness that balances the cream well. The mushrooms and chicken add layers of flavor. Add a few springs of basil for decoration, a hint of green and a dose of freshness and you are really in for a treat
Stuffed red carrots in tamarind sauce ( جزر احمربالتمر الهندي jazar ahmar mahshi bil tamr el hindi) Since […]
These crackers and rich and crumbly , sweet but not overly so, the sesame and anise seeds pop in your mouth when you bite into them, like little firecrackers for your taste buds!
Qirfeh bil jooz (qirfeh is Arabic for cinnamon and jooz is walnuts) is a warm and comforting cinnamon drink topped with nuts -usually walnuts- traditionally served in colder months in Palestine and throughout the levant.
The Palestinian cuisine’s answer to brownies! They are soft, rich and moist yet at the same time they pack an intense flavor punch. There is no chocolate here. The black colour is entirely from the nigella seeds paste but the texture, the intensity and the color are indeed reminiscent of brownies .
October through December is the olive picking/olive oil pressing season in Palestine and throughout the Levant .Olive oil […]
shatta is a chili paste that is quite popular in Palestine, Jordan, Lebanon, and in Egypt. It is hot and I mean coughing out fire and fumes hot! with a mild salty lemony accent.