When my son was small (3-5 years old), he was a super picky eater. Vegetables and soups were […]
Category Archive: Vegetarian
Akkoub is a type of thistle that grows wild in the mountains in belad al sham (the Levant). It has a distinctive flavour (which is close to a cross between asparagus and artichokes).
This lentil soup is easy to make, and requires minimal ingredients yet it is hearty and filling. It makes a delicious first course for iftar or dinner, or you can enjoy it with a salad on the side for a healthy and hearty meal.
One of my favorite things about winter here is all the wonderful herbs and vegetables that pop up […]
Avocado-licious Quinoa Salad with Beets and Oranges with a tangy lemon mustard dressing
Karakeesh literally means that which pops and crackles. A perfectly fitting name for these rustic sesame crackers which are popular in the Northern parts of Palestine. Somewhere between a cookie and a crisp. Karakeesh offer a delightful combination of flavours and textures
These are my ”go to” way to use up sourdough discard! They are crisp and slightly tangy, perfect with some feta cheese, with soup or simply as a little pick me up snack when you are in the mood for something savoury and crunchy.
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.
My go-to granola recipe uses nut butter, maple syrup and coconut oil, I have been making it for […]
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.
Did the quarantine and lockdown revive any of your old hobbies or inspire you to take up new ones?
For me, baking has been my therapy throughout those dark times. I am back to drawing and I am reading more than ever but the most comforting activity has been baking,
It all started with Pita bread and manakeesh when the lock down closed all the bakeries, then came zaatar rolls, and even sourdough after years of not having an active starter, it took a pandemic and a quarantine to get back into it lol (our baby starter is called Link because my son is playing Zelda Breath of the wild).
For today, I am sharing the breakfast recipe my kids demand the most! Zaatar rolls!