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.

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The first Monday of the month means  it is time for our secret recipe club reveal. I always look forward to sharing my recipe choice with the group. Keeping a secret for a month, sneaking around your assigned blog, looking for inspiration is fun but sharing your creation with the others and finding out what the person who was assigned to my blog made is the part I love the most.

Our Arabic Flavor  recipe for  the month of September was Mamounia, a wonderful Syrian dessert that comes from the city of Aleppo.

Mamounia is a smooth and velvety semolina pudding that is usually topped with cinnamon and nuts and it is served with string cheese, cream and pita bread. I know the idea of combining pudding with bread and cheese may seem odd  at first but keep in mind that this is a breakfast dish in Syria. The mamounia pudding is served early in the morning to provide a sweet start of the day that will  give you enough energy to sustain you all day long. While the cheese and the bread are added to balance the sweetness of the mamounia.

You might have heard that Jordan among other countries in the area have been hit with a major snow storm. The storm was nicknamed Alexa, the first storm ever to get a name and I have to say that the storm earned it! It snowed none stop for three days, the temperatures dropped to 16 C below zero in certain areas and some places got as much as 180 cm of snow !

 

If you were expecting a baby and you lived in the middle east. Your shopping list for the last few days before the baby arrives would probably include caraway seeds, rice flour and spices. Why on earth would you buy all that stuff with a baby on the way?