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, I’m not a kind that like to follow recipes to the...

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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 rice and beef pockets are ones of example how rice and...

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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 of bulgur, onion, and beef, lamb or goat meat. The filling...

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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 of Kafta available out there, but the kafta is traditionally made...

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30-MINUTE MEAL: SERIOUSLY GOOD FISH TAGINE WITH FENNEL AND LEMON SALAD

Tagine is a dish originated from North Africa and named after the special pot used to cook the dish. Tagine consists of two parts: a base unit that is flat and circular with...

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MOROCCAN LAMB CHOPS WITH FLATBREAD AND CHEESE-STUFFED PEPPERS

MOROCCAN LAMB CHOPS WITH FLATBREAD AND CHEESE-STUFFED PEPPERS FOR THE BIRTHDAY BOY

The man loves lamb and so I figured I wanted to make something with lamb and this Moroccan lamb chops just seems to fit the occasion (birthday!). We both enjoy lamb a lot(and...

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BEIRUT TAHINI SWIRLS / SUKKAR BI TAHIN

BEIRUT TAHINI SWIRLS / SUKKAR BI TAHIN

I’ve never been to Beirut myself, however, reading the Home Baking cookbook by Jeffrey Alford and Naomi Duguid, I can see myself enjoying my trip there. As mentioned in the cookbook, Beirut has...

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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 will absolutely love it. I had a favorite fish dish at...

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SOFRITO

SOFRITO

As I mentioned before in the Cholent post, Sofrito is another rich festive dish that is similar to cholent, however the cooking cycle is shorter than for cholent. Sofrito is a festive dish...

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MANSAF

MANSAF

Mansaf is a national dish of Jordan. This traditional lamb casserole is served at celebration such as wedding banquet, graduation party, etc and holiday festive like Eid El-Fitr (or what we called Idul...

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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 not too much of a sweet taste. Tahini cookies are made...

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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 feel that I’ve been learning so much about food, people and...

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