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!
Cucumber and soup are two words that many don’t think of in the same sentence but I am here to tell you that if you have not tried a warm cucumber and herb soup then you are seriously messing out!
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 .
Bandoora Maglieh, بندورة مقلية is a great way to transform a few tomatoes, a few cloves of garlic and some olive oil into a blast of flavors that is so much more than the sum of its parts!
With all due respect to brownies, these Lebanese
Sfouf bi debs bars are rich, moist and almost fudgy,( the very definition of irresistible) and they might have just taken brownies’ spot as my kids’ new favorite dessert!
Flavorful, aromatic Middle Eastern wheat berry porridge that you can serve for breakfast or dessert.