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!
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.
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
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Dandelion greens cooked to perfection, the sweetness of the caramelized onions, the tang of the lemon juice, the fruity nuttiness of the olive oil. You just have to try it
Soft and fluffy rolls filled with a blend of zaatar and nutty olive oil. They are perfect for breakfast, lunchboxes or as a side kick for your favorite soup or salad
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Isn’t it funny how a certain smell, flavor or image can conjure up a world of memories?
Somehow it is never the elaborate recipes or the fancy meals, it is a bowl of soup in your mum’s kitchen on a cold day, a cup of peach icetea across the table from a dear friend, a fresh loaf of bread from your grandmother’s oven, the cookies you made for your kids’ class and stayed up till 2 in the morning decorating and packing them, the salad you made for your best friend and forgot the parsley.
Makloubeh (which literally means upside down) is a popular Palestinian one pot rice, spice and vegetable dish.You can think of it as a torte or a savory counter part to a pineapple upside down cake because of the way that it is cooked and presented.
Ftoot is a type of bread popular in Palestine. The name ftoot means crumbled and it refers to the crumbled cheese infused through out the bread.
Last year, when I shared the Nabulsi recipe for ftoot ,I promised that I’d share my mum’s recipe for ftoot which is my go to recipe for this bread and it is a little different from the Nabulsi version. Well I’m finally doing that today 🙂 but before I do, allow me to take you on a little trip
I told you in my previous post that we were planning a road trip. Since Eid was on Wednesday we had a long weekend and we decided to take the kids on a road trip to Abu Dhabi the capital of the UAE.
Abu Dhabi is about 270 km from Ras Al Khaima and since the kids and I have never been to it during our 2 year stay in the UAE, we were really looking forward to the trip.
Abu Dhabi -like Dubai and most major cities in the UAE- is famous for its modern sky scrappers ,shopping mega-centers and themed amusement parks and though all of that was fun to visit, the part I enjoyed the most in our 3 day trip was our visit to the city of masdar (the eco friendly city of the future) and our tour in the Sheikh Zayed grand mosque which is a true architectural master piece.