Algerian olive chicken and meatball tagineو your taste bud’s ticket to a whole new world.
Meat stuffed potatoes batata mahshieh. A treat from the middle east that will change the way you think of stuffed potatoes
creamy smoky and rich eggplant, perfectly seasoned beef, juicy tomatoes, hints of nutty olive oil, and gentle cinnamon and allspice notes.The very definition of comfort food
Rice is the canvas here, add spices for warmth, vegetables for a pop of color and refreshing flavor, top with perfectly seasoned meat, crunchy nutty almonds and you have a showstopper that your family and friends will love.
I think each and every person needs to keep a list of things that make them happy. Such […]
For most people, the word okra conjures up one of three images:
Slime (and not the fun slime that seems to be everywhere you look nowadays)
Well for today, I want to add another picture to that group. One that is just as tasty as the first two yet has nothing to do with the third.
The part I love the most about exploring any cuisine is trying recipes that I would have never tried or would have never associated with that particular cuisine had it not been for this whole blogging adventure.
Today’s recipe is a great example of that.
Some call it Saudi Pizza, others called aysh abu laham (which literally means meat bread,you see, aysh is bread in the Saudi dialect and laham means meat). A recipe popular in the Hijaz area of Saudi Arabia, particularly in Mecca. This recipe was our Arabic flavor assignment for the month of June.
When Salma (this month’s host ) revealed the recipe, I honestly had my doubts. Pizza and the traditional Saudi cuisine seemed like an odd mix (I expected a rice based main meal or a date based dessert or a cardamom scented drink) But it turns out that there is so much more to the Saudi cuisine than that just like there is so much more than pizza and pasta in the Italian cuisine
Maqluba, Makloobeh, Maklouba,Maaluba , Magluba , maqlouba, makloubeh No, a 2 year old did not gain access to […]
Quick and easy to assemble, this potato casserole is a great way to
enjoy winter comfort food like potatoes in a healthier leaner way.
You can prepare the casserole the night before and store it in the
fridge, all you have to do the next day is pop it in the oven.
This Dawood basha recipe was actually one of the earliest recipes I have shared on this blog. It is one of my kids’ all time favorites! but at the time, my pictures were faaaaar from perfect and though I still learn something new with every picture I take, I am really proud of how far my photography has come. (Try not to laugh when you click back to the old pictures, my kids think it is a joke and have been making fun of that picture all day lol)
The beginning of the month means that it is time for our monthly traditional Arabic flavor recipe. For […]
Arayes are grilled pita bread sandwiches filled with minced meat, tomatoes,onions, parsley and a melody of spices.They are popular street food items throughout the Middle East going by different names in different countries.
Arayes are really easy to prepare, you can cook them on the grill, in the oven, or in the toaster. The result is always the perfect combination of crunchy toasted bread on the outside and spicy juicy meat on the inside. Served with some Greek yogurt, pickles and olives on the side, they make a great lunch that is ready in under 30 minutes