You can pickle just about anything, but okra lends itself particularly well to this preparation. Nice and crisp, pickled okra!
When you feel like something spicy and cheesy try these cheesy buffalo chicken stuffed peppers.
Raw sesame seeds are great too, but there is no substitute for the roasted variety.
If you want a dessert that will make an impression then salted caramel macarons are for you.
A cup of coffee along with a generous slice of an orange chocolate cake, and one’s worries tend to slip away.
A fattoush salad is sensational with almost any meal, some might think this to be an exaggeration, but not in my eyes!
Chicken wings are a wonderful way to eat chicken with lots of different topping choices, and these salt and vinegar wings are no exception.
Pine nuts are one of the most delicious nuts you can find out there in the world of nuts. Often used as a garnish to finish a dish.
There is nothing quite like pickled cucumbers to deliver sheer excitement of flavor to your mouth. Fermentation is life!
This Lazy Cake is definitely worth the not so extra effort to make!
It doesn’t get much purer or simpler than a recipe of harissa paste to delight your taste buds.
Halloumi is one of my favorite cheeses but have you ever wondered exactly what is halloumi cheese?
Lemon garlic chicken is a very common marinade, and flavoring, in the Middle East. The most popular way of flavoring and cooking chicken.
Spices, nuts, seeds…dukkah is a little bit of all of that in one bite, that was first invented, and mixed by the Ancient Egyptians.
Sumac onions add the finishing touch to so many dishes, especially meat and chicken cooked on the grill.
Making bread has to be one of the most satisfying things so I want to show you how to make homemade bread.
Shish Barak consists of meat dumplings cooked in a yogurt stew. A comfort food for many in the Middle East, it is very similar to tortellini in shape and size.
Mujadara is a delicious warming dish of lentils, rice and crispy onions popular in the Middle East.
Scallions vs green onions – what’s the difference between them anyway? I explain all in this handy quick guide!
The simplicity and amazing taste of this red lentil soup recipe makes all the difference when making this dish.
The lamb breast is one of the lesser known cuts of lamb, but can be one of tastiest.
Sauteed mushrooms and onions are a wonderful combination that are a wonderful addition to so many foods.
This homemade spicy cayenne pepper sauce rivals any store bought pepper hot sauce you can find on the market.
These Lebanese desserts are shared in all the Arab countries of the Levant.
There are so many ways to make kebab, and kofta kebab is one that you definitely need in your wheelhouse as a chef.
When you are in the mood to jazz up your dessert, just add a strawberry coulis and your dessert will immediately go from the ordinary to the extraordinary.
Qatayef is definitely one of the loveliest desserts from the Middle East. The recipe is a bit fiddly, but definitely worth making at home.
Musakhan is the national dish of Palestine, and it is as tasty as it is unique.
This has to be one of my very favorite meals in the world, dolmades is of course the Greek name most people know.
No matter if you call it halva or hallawa you are talking about a delicious sesame dessert.
Jerusalem is a city that has been around for a long, long time, and I’m going to wager Jerusalem Salad has been around even longer.
Sourdough English Muffins are one of the tastiest breakfast breads in my opinion, unique and delicious.
Labneh is more a cheese, and less of a yogurt, but still a lovely culinary experience.
Nothing like a good chicken pomodoro to remind you of how well the Italians like to eat.
These mini “Arab Pizzas” are perfect for parties and gatherings!
Lamb and mutton: what is the difference, and is one better than the other?
Easily one of the tastiest mixes of herbs and spices you’ll eat when you are in the Arab world. Za’atar will wow you!
Eggs and potatoes cooked in a skillet make the most satisfying breakfast, in the style of a shakshuka.
If you are ever looking for a wonderful addition to a dessert, then milk jam is what you are after.
Tabouli salad is definitely a staple of the Levantian kitchen, made slightly differently from country to country.
Arab people tend to be big fans of Indian food, not so different from most people around the world.
Booza is the predecessor to modern ice cream the way we are familiar with it today.
Popular right across the Mediterranean, this shish kabob recipe is the traditional preparation with a marinade for this timeless meal.
Tiger bread is easily recognized for its distinctive and unique crust.
Basbousa is dessert made from coarse semolina, and means small kiss in Arabic.
This homemade pita bread is simple to make and better than anything you can buy in the store.
An easy to follow Kaak recipe. Fluffy on the inside, crunchy on the outside, smothered in roasted sesame seeds. What’s not to like?
Sahlab is the name of a lovely and comforting warm creamy winter drink in the Middle East.
Known in the Arab world as tahinia, tahini sauce is a huge staple, added to many types of sandwiches in the region.
Foul Mudammas is a stew of cooked fava beans normally enjoyed at breakfast.
Add the taste of the Middle East to your cooking with my simple Seven Spices mix!
What comes to my mind when I think of chicken shawarma is one of the finest shawarma sandwiches ever made!
Couscous vs quinoa, two powerful foods that can hold their own as part of any meal.
Sometimes our gravy doesn’t come out how we would like, so here is how to thicken gravy the easy way.
Shakshuka, the one pan breakfast that is easy to make and tastes delicious!
Historically lobster is an expensive seafood, so alternatives are welcome, like this Poor Man’s Lobster.
Pomegranate molasses gives this salad a refreshing and unique flavor!
Out of all of the many recipes I make, I love Maqluba the most for its simplicity and flavor.
There is nothing as good or satisfying as homemade hummus, served at your very own kitchen table.
Mansaf is definitely a unique dish in so many ways, from its ingredients to the way it tastes.
When a recipe calls for a cheesecloth but you haven’t got one – what can you use instead as cheesecloth substitutes?
One of the incredible street foods of the Middle Eastern world, this falafel recipe is the authentic one to try.
A comprehensive collection of conversion tables you’ll need when cooking.
You can’t beat a delicious, nourishing Baba Ganoush in your mezze!
These Lebanese grilled beef kebabs are perfect for entertaining all year round.
Buttermilk can add a lot to your baking; here’s how to make a decent buttermilk substitute when you have none.
Kibbeh Nayeh, most often known as a Lebanese dish, is one of those foods that’s like Marmite, you either love it or hate it.
An egg pudding that will remind you of a delicious creme caramel with its depth of richness and flavor.
This garlic soup is one that everyone has to eat. 100 cloves of garlic can pack a powerful punch!
Roasting hazelnuts enhances their flavor and gives them a lovely crunch.
In which country should you let people feed you? Or where should you get naked? Find out with these 15 fascinating cultural differences!
With all the splendor, and show-stopping appearance of a special occasion dish, a Mushroom Wellington will always deliver.
Looking for a healthy and tastier alternative to traditional sausage on your breakfast?
Ready to try your hand at some Middle Eastern recipes? Here’s a guide to all the Middle Eastern spices you’ll need!
Want to make delicious sourdough? You’ll need a starter!
No Christmas is complete without some kind of festive Christmas salad, and this is a good one.
Breaded mushrooms can be delicious – crunchy on the outside, with a lovely mushroom on the inside.
Enjoy the national dish of Saudi Arabia.
This beautiful shortbread dessert in the form of lovely cinnamon cookies will leave you asking for more.
Baklawa (Baklava) is a wonderful dessert that when made well will just melt in your mouth.
When we consider fresh vs dried herbs in our cooking, it is usually because we are searching for the best flavors.
This humble spinach pie from the Middle East is anything but ordinary.
From rye bread to a loaf filled with dried fruit, to a soda bread, they all bring something to the table.
Pumpkin custard pie is such the perfect Thanksgiving dessert to have any time of year!
Keep your zucchini fresher for longer by freezing it. Let me show you the best way to do it!
If you’re trying to watch your weight but still love steak, the leanest cuts of steak are for you. Let me show you how to make them tasty!
Cranberry stuffing is by far my favorite kind of stuffing at Thanksgiving, and a must for my table.
Sponge candy is a delicate, light toffee candy that will be a hit with your friends and family.
I love olive oil, and I consume a large amount of it every year! Here are my recommendations for the best olive oil brands in the world.
An egg wash on a pastry will make the pastry stand out and shine, showing off your work.
There are very few things better in life than a good homemade chocolate cake.
All the refreshing flavor of mint packed into a steaming cup of tea.
Buckwheat is a relatively unknown food for many, but one you’ll be glad you tried.
Roasted garlic hummus is one of my very favorite ways of making hummus.
Roasted walnuts can be found in a variety of recipes when an extra crunch is required.
Baking lamb chops in the oven is the best way to seal in all the goodness and flavor!
Knafeh is an amazing thing to behold, and like no other dessert I know. Made far and wide right around the world, Knafeh is something you definitely want to try.
Cabbage salad is a favorite in my house! Just like its name implies, this is a salad using raw cabbage as one the main ingredients.
Malfouf is cabbage leaves stuffed with rice and meat, creating an explosion of flavor delivered directly to your mouth!
When you first look at the Koshari recipe, it appears to be a hodgepodge of different ingredients.