Delicate Rose Cupcakes

Delicate Rose Cupcakes

Rose cupcakes are one of the illustrations of the skill set and artistry of the pastry chef. I’m going to teach you how to make these at home.

Active Dry Yeast vs Instant Yeast

Active Dry Yeast vs Instant Yeast

Active dry yeast vs instant yeast – what are the differences? Anyone who knows me knows that I love bread, like I really love bread, and consider yeast a friend because it, along with gluten, allows for bread to be as good as it is! The answer is really very little. It comes down to…

Zaatar Salad

Zaatar Salad

With an ancient and delicious herb at its center, this zaatar salad is a blend of local ingredients that will give your diners something new and different to enjoy.

Fried Okra

Fried Okra

A Middle Eastern take on fried okra. This tender and crunchy side dish will spice up any meal!

Chicken Traybake

Chicken Traybake

The result of this recipe is a beautifully baked meal of succulent chicken with a huge amount of flavor. Dig in and enjoy!

Spiced Cauliflower Soup

Spiced Cauliflower Soup

The oven roasted cauliflower combined with spices and yogurt delivers a refreshingly spicy taste to the mouth that revels in the intricacy of the flavors of the dish.

Taboon Bread

Taboon Bread

With a combination of smell, warmth, crunch, and softness all hitting your senses at once in a way that is hard to replicate with any other food, this bread is a winner!

Halloumi Fries

Halloumi Fries

You will taste a slice of heaven as you feel the outer crunch in your teeth followed by the soft salty, minty cheese flavor in your mouth.

Baked Kibbeh

Baked Kibbeh

Impress your friends and family with something new and distinctive, something delicious and memorable. Baked Kibbeh!

Spicy Shrimp

Spicy Shrimp

When you want something light, delicious, and spicy, there is no other way to go. This fills all the senses!

One Pot Chicken & Noodles

One Pot Chicken & Noodles

I love this one pot chicken recipe. Sometimes it’s nice to just pile all your ingredients into one pot, put it in the oven for an hour, and be done with it. Nice and easy.

Okra Stew

Okra Stew

Okra Stew is one of my very favorite meals. Known as bamia in Arabic. I love Okra, and I love how it is flavored and cooked to make this okra stew. Served with plain rice this recipe does it for me everytime. Okra is one of those foods that not everyone is necessarily familiar with….

Creamy Rice Pudding

Creamy Rice Pudding

It seems most cultures around the world have some form of creamy rice pudding, and not only one type of rice pudding, but many. The thing I like about this particular recipe is the subtlety of flavors and a very creamy rice pudding. I cook it much like one would when making a risotto, with…

Middle Eastern Lentil Soup

Middle Eastern Lentil Soup

This is a lovely and hearty Middle Eastern lentil soup. When I think of soup this is the one that first comes to mind. The defining flavor in this recipe comes from the cumin. Believe it or not cumin is part of the parsley family. Native to the Mediterranean area and east to India, it…

Homemade Flatbread with Labneh & Olives

Homemade Flatbread with Labneh & Olives

There is a certain memory that comes to mind when I eat this homemade flatbread from when I was a kid at school during lunch. It was common that we brought our own food given the schools did not provide any meals. My mother would often send me to school with a pita sandwich filled…

Creamy Milk Pudding

Creamy Milk Pudding

The thing about this milk pudding recipe that I like is that it is a dessert that is understated when well made. Not very sweet, with a hint of rose water as a flavor and a rich custardy texture, it is a better version of creme caramel in my opinion. When topped with crushed pistachios it’s…

Eggplant & Goat Cheese Flatbread

Eggplant & Goat Cheese Flatbread

This Eggplant and Goat Cheese Flatbread is quickly becoming one of my favorite recipes! It’s safe to say that I love bread. Regardless of how it arrives on my plate, or in my hand, as long as it makes its way to my mouth. I love it! Bread is a miracle to behold. Flour, water,…

Honey Cake with Pistachios

Honey Cake with Pistachios

I’m a huge fan of this honey cake recipe! The desserts in the Middle East are quite varied in nature. From the incredibly sweet to ones with the slightest hint of sweetness, and of course everything in between. The use of cheese, nuts, semolina, honey, shredded wheat, simple syrup is widespread. This allows for a…

Lamb and Tahini Bake

Lamb and Tahini Bake

Meat and potatoes, Arab style! Kofta is made up of ground lamb mixed with spices, garlic, parsley, tomato, and onion. It’s often cooked on skewers and is a type of kabob in the Levant. This lamb and tahini bake is an alternative method of cooking this wonderfully spiced meat. In many countries throughout the Middle…