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MOROCCAN CHICKEN SOUP WITH COUSCOUS

MOROCCAN CHICKEN SOUP WITH COUSCOUS

After becoming a Monday-to-Friday-and-occasionally-weekend-cook for the past 4 years, I’m getting more and more “relaxed” when it comes to cooking. Honestly speaking, …

RICE AND BEEF POCKETS

RICE AND BEEF POCKETS

I always love the idea of wrapped food that is steamed, or fried or baked. It’s like discovering something amazing within. This …

KIBBEH BALLS

KIBBEH BALLS

The kibbeh balls are one of the well-known dish from the Middle East. The shell/skin of the kibbeh is made of mixture …

GRILLED KAFTA

GRILLED KAFTA

Kafta is one of the most popular meat dish in Middle Eastern and South Asian countries. There are quite numbers of varieties …

MOROCCAN-STYLE HOT FISH

MOROCCAN-STYLE HOT FISH

I am so glad that I gave Moroccan-style hot fish a try. It was so..so..good. If you like hot spicy food, you …

SOFRITO

SOFRITO

As I mentioned before in the Cholent post, Sofrito is another rich festive dish that is similar to cholent, however the cooking …

MANSAF

MANSAF

Mansaf is a national dish of Jordan. This traditional lamb casserole is served at celebration such as wedding banquet, graduation party, etc …

TAHINI COOKIES

TAHINI COOKIES

Tahini cookies are another Jewish sweet treats during Shabbat. If you taste tahini on its own, it’s quite rich and dense but …

CHOLENT - ASHKENAZI HAMIN

CHOLENT – ASHKENAZI HAMIN

One of the things that I really enjoy by cooking different dishes from different countries is the story behind the dishes. I …

EL BABOOR LAMB KEBAB

EL BABOOR LAMB KEBAB

El Baboor lamb kebab was inspired by the Syrian kebab halabi, grilled and then baked in a spicy tomato sauce. Janna Gur …

HOMEMADE SHAWARMA

HOMEMADE SHAWARMA

My husband asked me what’s cooking today. I told him “shawarma”. I think it somehow rang a bell in his head. It …

LABANE/ YOGURT CHEESE

LABANE/ YOGURT CHEESE

I know very little about the Middle Eastern food, well, other than hummus, pita bread, pomegranate and kebab, and the fact that …

BAKLAVA

BAKLAVA

Baklava is a popular Greek and Middle Eastern pastry made from layers of buttered phyllo dough filled with chopped nuts and soaked …

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