One of the most popular posts on my blog remains this one about Middle Eastern breakfast ideas. And […]
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.⠀
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.
Stuffed red carrots in tamarind sauce ( جزر احمربالتمر الهندي jazar ahmar mahshi bil tamr el hindi) Since […]
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.
Batat o baid (Potatoes and eggs) easy, quick , uses kitchen staples, and added to that it is hearty and filling .
layers of semolina ,coconut , cinnamon and nuts alternating in a beautiful pattern and heavenly combination of flavor.
It is sort of mammoul meets harissa/basbousa meets knafeh and oh my if there was one dessert that is the best of those three worlds it would be dahdah!
A date paste filling scented with cardamom, cinnamon and anise is swirled through a flaky and rich cookie crust resulting in the perfect combination of spice scented, rich, flaky and addictive.
Middle Eastern white bean stew or fasolia baida. Simply a hug in a bowl