Soft Boiled Egg
Soft boiled egg mixed with olive oil and za’atar for a delicious bite!
Sumac Deep Fried Fish
Fish is a wonderfully healthy food we should enjoy more of. It’s low in fat, high in omega-3 fatty acids, protein, vitamin D, the list goes on. I highly recommend eating fish for good health several times a week. This recipe is a good option to have in your repertoire alongside oven-baked, pan-fried, or poached…
Mint And Cucumber Yogurt Sauce
A cucumber and mint yogurt is a must in any mezze! Wow! What a flavor. A flavor that goes along with so many foods, from meats to savory bread and rice dishes. My favorite is always the mellow taste of sheepâ€™s yogurt, but any plain yogurt will do. I do not like flavored yogurts, mainly because they are usually full…
Tahini Sauce (Creamy, Tasty & Traditional)
Known in the Arab world as tahinia, tahini sauce is a huge staple, added to many types of sandwiches in the region.
Why Vermont Maple Syrup Is The Best
Why is Vermont maple syrup better than all the rest? Because it holds itself to a higher standard than is required from them.
Falafel Wrap (Authentic, Simple & Tasty)
I don’t know if you can beat a freshly made falafel wrap in the morning, with freshly fried falafel.
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…
Hummus (The Traditional Tasty Way)
There is nothing as good or satisfying as homemade hummus, served at your very own kitchen table.
How to Make Homemade Tomato Paste
Just like sun-dried tomatoes, a homemade tomato paste can be a wonderful thing to behold.
Spicy Cream Cheese Stuffed Peppers
Cream cheese stuffed peppers are lovely in so many ways, with so many different peppers.
Dolmades (Stuffed Grape Leaves) Recipe
This has to be one of my very favorite meals in the world, dolmades is of course the Greek name most people know.
Fattoush Salad (Fresh, Crisp & Delicious)
A fattoush salad is sensational with almost any meal, some might think this to be an exaggeration, but not in my eyes!
Sumac Sautéed Mushrooms and Onions
Sauteed mushrooms and onions are a wonderful combination that are a wonderful addition to so many foods.
Eggs and Potatoes (Middle Eastern Style)
Eggs and potatoes cooked in a skillet make the most satisfying breakfast, in the style of a shakshuka.
Garlic Roasted Lemon Salmon
One of my favorite fish is salmon, raw or cooked in fact, and this lemon salmon recipe is amazing.
How to Make Meatballs Without Breadcrumbs (Gluten Free)
Is it possible to make tasty meatballs without breadcrumbs? It certainly is!
To Die For Carrot Cake
When I am in the mood for an outstanding dessert, I always go for my to die for carrot cake.
How to Dry Peppers
I love hot peppers, one of the best ways to preserve them and their heat is by drying – here is how to dry peppers.
Best White Wine for Cooking
Looking to use white wine in your cooking but not sure where to begin?
How to Cook Buckwheat
Buckwheat is a relatively unknown food for many, but one you’ll be glad you tried.
Simply Delicious Vanilla Macarons Recipe
Vanilla Macarons are delicious little desserts that melt in your mouth.
Best Olive Oil Brands in the World
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.
Cheesecloth Substitutes: What Can I Use Instead?
When a recipe calls for a cheesecloth but you haven’t got one – what can you use instead as cheesecloth substitutes?
How to Soften Cream Cheese
How to soften cream cheese is a good thing to learn, especially if you are into making cheesecake.
How to Roast Sesame Seeds
Raw sesame seeds are great too, but there is no substitute for the roasted variety.
Pickled Okra (Crisp, Peppery & Flavorful)
You can pickle just about anything, but okra lends itself particularly well to this preparation. Nice and crisp, pickled okra!
How to Make Fermented Garlic
Pay attention to how to make fermented garlic because once you taste this wonderful food you will want to make it for yourself.
Cream Cheese Sausage Balls (Appetizers)
You may never have encountered the combination of sausage and cream cheese before, but cream cheese sausage balls are delicious.
Booza Ice Cream (Lebanese Style)
Booza is the predecessor to modern ice cream the way we are familiar with it today.
Adana Kebab (Ground Lamb Kebab)
Adana kebab has to be my very favorite kebab preparation. It is delicious, and has been adopted as a Middle Eastern delight!
How to Make Banana Chips
If you are ever looking for a nice healthy treat for yourself, here is how to make banana chips.
How to Blanch Almonds
Almonds are some of my favorite nuts, so let me show you how to blanch almonds.
Very Tasty Okra Stew (Bamia)
Not everyone is necessarily familiar with this vegetable, but in my opinion it is a good one to have on hand.
How to Make an Egg Wash
An egg wash on a pastry will make the pastry stand out and shine, showing off your work.
Simply Perfect DIY Hummus Platter
A hummus platter is such an easy thing to put together, it creates a mini mezze in a jiffy.
Maqluba (Upside Down Lamb & Rice)
Maqluba means ‘upside down’ being a one pot dish that when done is flipped over on a big plate.
Roasted Garlic Labneh Dip Recipe
Pairing the deep taste of garlic in this labneh recipe creates the perfect partnership.
Pita Chips (The Crispy Crunchy Way)
Pita chips are a wonderful innovation created for dipping and crunching on.
Sold in supermarkets, but making your own beats anything store bought.
Festive Sourdough Cranberry Stuffing Recipe
Cranberry stuffing is by far my favorite kind of stuffing at Thanksgiving, and a must for my table.
Pickled Cucumbers (Quick, Easy & Tasty)
There is nothing quite like pickled cucumbers to deliver sheer excitement of flavor to your mouth. Fermentation is life!
Melt in Your Mouth Cinnamon Cookies
This beautiful shortbread dessert in the form of lovely cinnamon cookies will leave you asking for more.
Festive Christmas Salad With Cranberries
No Christmas is complete without some kind of festive Christmas salad, and this is a good one.
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…
Herb Substitutes: From Basil to Thyme
What herb substitutes can you use while staying as close to the original flavor as possible? Here’s a full list with the most common herbs!
Types of Basil to Add to Your Cooking
I never thought that there would be 50 types of basil to add to your cooking, or even to grow in your herb garden.
Easy Ghormeh Sabzi Recipe (Persian Stew)
When I need warming up on those cold, wet or snowy days, Ghormeh Sabzi comes to mind immediately.
Roast Lamb with Middle Eastern Spices
This roast lamb just falls off the bone, giving you a juicy and luscious meal!
Simple Semolina Bread (Crunchy & Wholesome)
Sometimes it is nice to have a different kind bread, and that is where semolina bread is a great alternative.
Sfiha (Middle Eastern Cheese Pizza)
These mini “Arab Pizzas” are perfect for parties and gatherings!
Easy Orange Juice Cake
Orange juice cake is a very quick and simple way to make a very tasty cake.
Fresh vs Dried Herbs – A Guide
When we consider fresh vs dried herbs in our cooking, it is usually because we are searching for the best flavors.
Sumac Onions (For an Added Zing)
Sumac onions add the finishing touch to so many dishes, especially meat and chicken cooked on the grill.
Country Fried Chicken (Crispy & Easy)
Country fried chicken made well is a comfort food for many around the world. The most popular fast food outlets globally are those that serve fried chicken.
Shish Barak (Lamb Dumplings in Yogurt Sauce)
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.
How to Make Homemade Tomato Passata
The tomato is a wonderful thing with so many uses, so in this post I thought I would show you how to make homemade tomato passata.
Koshari (Egypt’s National Dish)
When you first look at the Koshari recipe, it appears to be a hodgepodge of different ingredients.
Jerusalem Salad (A Refreshingly Simple Salad)
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.
Mushroom Wellington with Kale and Cranberries
With all the splendor, and show-stopping appearance of a special occasion dish, a Mushroom Wellington will always deliver.
Rice Stuffed Chicken (Tender & Juicy)
Rice stuffed chicken is a wonderful dish with tons of flavors and textures to satisfy any palate.
Traditional Homemade Tuscan Bread
Anyone who knows me knows that I love bread of every kind and Tuscan bread is no exception.
Kofta Kebab (Ground Lamb On A Skewer)
There are so many ways to make kebab, and kofta kebab is one that you definitely need in your wheelhouse as a chef.
Shepherd Salad (Traditional & Easy)
Across the Middle East a simple salad known as shepherd salad is common to many countries, Arab speaking and otherwise.
Quick and Easy Blueberry Muffins
Blueberries are some of the best fruit ever, this recipe will show you how to make easy blueberry muffins.
My Foolproof Homemade Chocolate Cake
There are very few things better in life than a good homemade chocolate cake.
Bruschetta Pizza With Garlic & Feta
A slice of bruschetta pizza in one hand, and a glass of chilled white wine in the other. Sounds like a little bit of heaven to me!
Foul Mudammas (Egyptian Fava Beans)
Foul Mudammas is a stew of cooked fava beans normally enjoyed at breakfast.
Cauliflower Fritters (Msaht) for Breakfast
A marvelously appetizing recipe that gives you vegetables in the morning along with your eggs.
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,…
#CookTheStates: My 2020 Challenge
50 States. 50 Weeks. 50 Dishes. Discovering American food one State at a time.
Lamb Burger (The Other Red Meat)
Lamb burgers are an extremely popular choice for burgers in the Middle East.
A Middle Eastern take on fried okra. This tender and crunchy side dish will spice up any meal!
Crunchy Sponge Candy (Chocolate Covered)
Sponge candy is a delicate, light toffee candy that will be a hit with your friends and family.
Homemade Grilled Beef Shawarma Recipe
My beef shawarma recipe allows you to make this beloved, and delicious street food at home.
Mujadara (Lentils, Rice & Crispy Onions)
Mujadara is a delicious warming dish of lentils, rice and crispy onions popular in the Middle East.
Vanilla Extract Substitute (A Guide)
There are several vanilla extract substitutes that will work in a pinch, and will still provide nice flavor.
Salted Caramel Macarons (Lovely & Moist )
If you want a dessert that will make an impression then salted caramel macarons are for you.
What is Black Garlic?
What exactly is this delicious dark alternative?
How to Make Mint Tea
All the refreshing flavor of mint packed into a steaming cup of tea.
Avocado Oil vs Olive Oil
What I do know is that I consume a huge amount of olive oil, but let’s take a look at avocado oil vs olive oil.
Homemade Sourdough Cinnamon Rolls
I will never forget the smell of my mother making us sourdough cinnamon rolls when I was a kid.
Malfouf (Stuffed Lebanese Cabbage Rolls)
Malfouf is cabbage leaves stuffed with rice and meat, creating an explosion of flavor delivered directly to your mouth!
Creamy Almond Ricotta (Dairy Free)
To celebrate Veganuary, I decided to make a vegan version of one of my favorite dips.
Shish Kabob – The Ancient Art of Grilling
Popular right across the Mediterranean, this shish kabob recipe is the traditional preparation with a marinade for this timeless meal.
Super Delicious 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.
Yogurt & Cauliflower Stew
An unusual stew cooked in yogurt, giving it a twist like no other.
Knafeh (Middle Eastern Pastry Dessert)
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.
Halloumi (Frying Cheese of the Middle East)
Halloumi is one of my favorite cheeses but have you ever wondered exactly what is halloumi cheese?
Batata Harra (Lebanese Spicy Potatoes)
Batata Harra is a wonderful addition to any mezze, with its combination of crunch and heat from the pepper, it really is to die for.
Tabouli Salad (The Lebanese Way)
Tabouli salad is definitely a staple of the Levantian kitchen, made slightly differently from country to country.
Traditional Shakshuka Recipe (Quick & Easy)
Shakshuka, the one pan breakfast that is easy to make and tastes delicious!
Cabbage Salad (Middle Eastern Style)
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.
How to Calibrate a Thermometer
This will ensure you get the most out of cooking and baking, and being sure foods are done.
How to Use Turmeric in Your Cooking
Not only does turmeric have a long list of health benefits, it also enhances the color, smell and taste of any recipe it is added to.
How to Best Roast Eggplant
This oven roasted eggplant recipe is sure to become your go to method for its simplicity.
The Palestinian Table Cookbook: Review
Out of the many cookbooks I’ve read, ‘The Palestinian Table’ captures the essence, culinary heritage and history of the Palestinian people.
How to Cook Black Rice
I am a big fan of natural style rice so I’m going to show you how to cook black rice – one of my favorites!
Kibbeh Nayeh (Raw Seasoned Ground Lamb)
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.
White Fish with Tahini Sauce
A wonderful twist on baking fish, that will definitely get people talking!
Za’atar Tomato Crostini
Tomato, za’atar, olives, feta cheese, all brought together on a crunchy bit of toast, explodes with flavor in your mouth.
Tomato Salad With a Lovely Twist
Pomegranate molasses gives this salad a refreshing and unique flavor!
Five Leanest Cuts of Steak
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!
How to Roast Hazelnuts With Ease
Roasting hazelnuts enhances their flavor and gives them a lovely crunch.
Dutch Oven Bread (No Knead)
The first time I made Dutch oven bread, I was overwhelmed with how well the bread turned out.
Easy Chicken Shawarma (Succulent & Tender)
What comes to my mind when I think of chicken shawarma is one of the finest shawarma sandwiches ever made!
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…
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.
How to Cook White Rice
Struggle with getting the perfect white rice? Follow my easy guide and learn how to cook white rice like a pro!
Chicken Samosa – Spicy, Crispy & Delicious
Arab people tend to be big fans of Indian food, not so different from most people around the world.
Homemade Spicy Cayenne Pepper Sauce
This homemade spicy cayenne pepper sauce rivals any store bought pepper hot sauce you can find on the market.
Shish Tawook (Middle Eastern Chicken Skewers)
Only a few dishes come to mind when you think about Arab grilled meats, and shish tawook is a favorite.
Fava Beans & Garlic
Maybe this is why Egyptians are generally such happy people!
Crispy Deep-Fried Breaded Mushrooms
Breaded mushrooms can be delicious – crunchy on the outside, with a lovely mushroom on the inside.
Dukkah (Delicious Dipping Mix of The Ages)
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.
Spicy Shrimp (middle eastern style)
When you want something light, delicious, and spicy, there is no other way to go. This fills all the senses!
Eggplant Meatballs with Easy Marinara Sauce
When you are in the mood for a good vegetarian meal, eggplant meatballs are sure to fit the bill.
Delicious Candied Orange Slices Made Easy
When you want to add an extra touch to a dessert, try candied orange slices for an added bit of sophistication.
How to Reheat Chicken Wings
Chicken wings are a favorite all around the world! Let me show you the best way to reheat these morsels of goodness.
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.
Carolina BBQ Sauce (Nectar of the South)
Vinegar based bbq sauce is a very North Carolina thing that goes back a very long way when making pulled pork or grilled chicken.
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…
How to Roast Pumpkin Seeds
There’s nothing better than making your own healthy snacks. Here are my easy to follow steps for roasting your own pumpkin seeds!
Kabsa (Saudi Arabian Chicken & Rice)
Enjoy the national dish of Saudi Arabia.
Za’atar (Herbal Spice Mix for Life)
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!
Red Lentil Soup (Warm & Hearty)
The simplicity and amazing taste of this red lentil soup recipe makes all the difference when making this dish.
The Original Kaak of the Middle East
An easy to follow Kaak recipe. Fluffy on the inside, crunchy on the outside, smothered in roasted sesame seeds. What’s not to like?
Baked Lamb Chops in the Oven
Baking lamb chops in the oven is the best way to seal in all the goodness and flavor!
Chocolate Lazy Cake (No-Bake)
This Lazy Cake is definitely worth the not so extra effort to make!
Family Favorite Sourdough Biscuits Recipe
Sourdough biscuits are one of those foods that I love. Many of us have a favorite memory of our treasured biscuit moment.
Fried Artichoke Hearts with Sumac
Artichokes are very tasty regardless of how they are cooked, but I especially like fried artichoke hearts.
Everyone loves butter cookies, and these are no exception. Easy to make, and even easier to eat!
The Tastiest Sourdough Sandwich Bread
Upgrade your lunches with this authentic sourdough sandwich bread recipe. Great with nearly anything, this bread recipe is lovely.
Tasty & Traditional Sourdough English Muffins
Sourdough English Muffins are one of the tastiest breakfast breads in my opinion, unique and delicious.
Laban Immo (Yogurt Cooked Lamb)
Laban immo literally translates from the Arabic as ‘his mother’s milk’ reflecting on the cooking method.
Impress your friends and family with something new and distinctive, something delicious and memorable. Baked Kibbeh!
Fish and Rice (Simple, Yet Heavenly)
Two ingredients that compliment one another really well, with all the subtleties of their flavors. The simplest dishes can be the best.
Traditional Lebanese Rice with Vermicelli
One of the most traditional Arabic dishes is rice, and Lebanese rice is one of the most traditional.
How to Make a Buttery Flaky Crust
You know what I’m talking about, a buttery flaky crust on a slice of pie, get it right and it’s heaven.
Mansaf (National Dish of Jordan)
Mansaf is definitely a unique dish in so many ways, from its ingredients to the way it tastes.
A Delicious Guide to Lebanese Desserts
These Lebanese desserts are shared in all the Arab countries of the Levant.
Ultimate Guide to Food Conversion Tables
A comprehensive collection of conversion tables you’ll need when cooking.
Almond Flour Brownies (Gluten Free)
If you want a treat that is gluten free and still delicious, look no further than these almond flour brownies.
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…
Burghul Wheat (The Ancient Grain)
Burghul, also known as bulgur wheat, is made of partially boiled, dried and ground wheat.
Spinach Fatayer (Lebanese Spinach Pie)
This humble spinach pie from the Middle East is anything but ordinary.
Chocolate Chip Pistachio Cookies
This is one cookie dough you will want to keep in your freezer for whenever you want a fresh cookie!
Baklava (Baklawa) Delicious Phyllo Dessert
Baklawa (Baklava) is a wonderful dessert that when made well will just melt in your mouth.
Chicken Pomodoro (Good Hearty Food)
Nothing like a good chicken pomodoro to remind you of how well the Italians like to eat.
My Simple Baba Ganoush Recipe
You can’t beat a delicious, nourishing Baba Ganoush in your mezze!
How to Make Cauliflower Rice
Cauliflower is a healthy and delicious alternative to traditional rice. Today, I’ll show you my method for how to make cauliflower rice.
Dynamite Shrimp (PF Chang’s Inspired)
Dynamite shrimp, made with a crunchy batter, and smothered in creamy spiciness and a bold flavor.
How to Make Garlic Herb Butter
Garlic herb butter has to be one of the most amazing flavorings that has ever come along in the world.
Taboon Bread (Nourishment and Sustenance)
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!
15 Fascinating Cultural Differences Around The World
In which country should you let people feed you? Or where should you get naked? Find out with these 15 fascinating cultural differences!
How to Cook Barley (Easy Way)
This is a superfood grain that is easy to cook and is delicious.
Scallions vs Green Onions: What’s the Difference?
Scallions vs green onions – what’s the difference between them anyway? I explain all in this handy quick guide!
Harissa Paste (Hot Sauce of the Gods)
It doesn’t get much purer or simpler than a recipe of harissa paste to delight your taste buds.
Buffalo Chicken Stuffed Peppers (Cheesy & Delicious)
When you feel like something spicy and cheesy try these cheesy buffalo chicken stuffed peppers.
Milk Jam (Middle Eastern Style)
If you are ever looking for a wonderful addition to a dessert, then milk jam is what you are after.
Almond Flour Peanut Butter Cookies
For a very nice gluten free dessert, try this almond flour peanut butter cookies recipe.
5 Best Ceramic Cookware Sets
Ceramic is by far my favorite cookware to use. These 5 tried-and-tested sets are ones I recommend!
Tiger Bread (Delicious Dutch Crunch)
Tiger bread is easily recognized for its distinctive and unique crust.
How to Make Sage Tea
Sage tea is something I remember from childhood. Anytime someone had a stomach ache they would be given it to drink.
Olive Oil Pizza Dough
Olive oil pizza dough is my favorite kind of pizza dough to make because it’s moist and crunchy! Let me show you how easy it is!
Vegetable Tahini Salad
This vegetable tahini salad pops with the added flavor in the dressing. It’s an easy, flavorful, and nutrition packed dinner!
Lebanese Garlic Sauce (Traditional Toum)
When you make Lebanese garlic sauce, you will be making one of the most popular recipes in the Middle East.
Egg Pudding with Caramel Sauce & Bananas
An egg pudding that will remind you of a delicious creme caramel with its depth of richness and flavor.
How to Make Homemade Bread
Making bread has to be one of the most satisfying things so I want to show you how to make homemade bread.
How to easily Roast Beetroot
There’s no tastier vegetable side dish than roasted beets!
How to Dry Basil
Once you know how to dry basil, you’ve got on of the most important herbs needed in your kitchen.
Candied Lemon Slices (Simple & Quick)
One of the things that can make all the difference on a dessert is a garnish like candied lemon slices.
How to Feed a Sourdough Starter
Want to make delicious sourdough? You’ll need a starter!
How to Make Potato Salad
In this quick quide, I’ll show you how to make potato salad as well as sharing with you my favorite potato salad recipe that I use!
Melt in Your Mouth Chicken
Sometimes you want something special to eat, like this melt in your mouth chicken recipe.
How to Make Lemon Extract
Pure lemon extract is one of those things in cooking that makes a difference and yet not everyone can put their finger on what it is.
The result of this recipe is a beautifully baked meal of succulent chicken with a huge amount of flavor. Dig in and enjoy!
Almond Flour Biscuits (Gluten Free)
Almond flour biscuits are a really good option for a gluten free diet.
Harira Soup (Spiced Moroccan Soup)
Harira soup is a wonderful combination of meat, broth, vegetables, and spices with a tomato base.
How to Peel a Pomegranate
If you have ever wondered how to peel a pomegranate, follow my guide and you’ll become an expert.
Delicious and Easy Strawberry Coulis
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.
How to Freeze Zucchini for Best Results
Keep your zucchini fresher for longer by freezing it. Let me show you the best way to do it!
Easy Basbousa Recipe (Semolina Cake)
Basbousa is dessert made from coarse semolina, and means small kiss in Arabic.
Musakhan (Chicken and Sumac Onions)
Musakhan is the national dish of Palestine, and it is as tasty as it is unique.
Homemade Chicken Soup (warm & refreshing)
The original comfort food! Perfect for warming the soul.
Muhammara (Roasted Red Pepper Dip)
Muhammara is a deliciously spicy mezze dip made from roasted red peppers.
Homemade Chicken Breakfast Sausage Recipe
Looking for a healthy and tastier alternative to traditional sausage on your breakfast?
Halva/Halawa (Both Spell Dessert)
No matter if you call it halva or hallawa you are talking about a delicious sesame dessert.
Lamb, Potato and Tahini Bake
Lamb, potato and tahini bake is simply meat and potatoes, Arab style!
A full flavor tomato experience!
How to Dry Oregano
Wild oregano is what gives za’atar its distinctive flavor; here is how to dry oregano.
My Simple Seven Spices Mix
Add the taste of the Middle East to your cooking with my simple Seven Spices mix!
How to Roast Cashews
Cashews are a wonderful nut in all kinds of foods, especially when roasted.
Middle Eastern Style Lamb Breast
The lamb breast is one of the lesser known cuts of lamb, but can be one of tastiest.
Cheese Za’atar Parcels
The combination of flavors is lovely especially given they are bundled in a rough puff pastry.
How to Thicken Gravy & Sauce
Sometimes our gravy doesn’t come out how we would like, so here is how to thicken gravy the easy way.
Manakish (Za’atar Flatbread)
Manoushe, manakeesh, manoush, manakish, manaeesh, regardless of how you spell it phonetically it means one thing.
How to Freeze Spinach
Frozen spinach is something I often use for cooking and so I thought I would share with you how to freeze spinach.
Molokhia Stew (Egyptian Jute Soup)
Molokhia is a deep green leafy vegetable that is used to make this delicious stew.
Roasted Garlic Hummus (Simple & Creamy)
Roasted garlic hummus is one of my very favorite ways of making hummus.
Moist Cake (Making Your Cake)
A moist cake is something that most of us have tasted at some point in our lives, usually leaving us wanting more.
Spicy Summer BBQ Shrimp Recipe
This BBQ shrimp recipe is great for one of those beautiful days when a barbecue is a must.
What is Sumac Spice? (The Complete Guide)
The dark red sumac spice is a common flavoring used in a lot of Middle Eastern countries. Let me show you how to use it.
Flatbread with Herb Butter
A glass of wine, a piece of flatbread with herb butter equals heaven!
Fig Jam (Middle Eastern Style)
Fig jam on a nice piece of toast, with or without butter is one of the purest ways to eat this delightful food.
My Favorite Mottos to Live By
Mottos are a great way to create ‘signposts’ that remind, inspire and challenge us as we make our way towards the things we want out of our lives.
How to Make Roasted Walnuts
Roasted walnuts can be found in a variety of recipes when an extra crunch is required.
Lentil Stew with Pasta Recipe
There is nothing like the meal that gives you that warm and happy feeling!
Qatayef (Traditional Sweet Stuffed Pancakes)
Qatayef is definitely one of the loveliest desserts from the Middle East. The recipe is a bit fiddly, but definitely worth making at home.
Roasted Garlic Soup with Coconut Milk
This garlic soup is one that everyone has to eat. 100 cloves of garlic can pack a powerful punch!
Roast Beef Sliders With Onions & Horseradish
Sliders became a lovely new way of eating something that was no longer a whole meal on its own. Try these for something delicious!
5 Simple Flavored Olive Oil Recipes
Flavored olive oils are a delicious addition to any home chef’s kitchen.
Cilantro Garlic Sauce (Creamy & Simple)
You’d be surprised about just how many dishes you can use cilantro garlic sauce in. This sauce is creamy and delicious!
Homemade Labneh Dip (Video Guide)
Labneh is more a cheese, and less of a yogurt, but still a lovely culinary experience.
How is Maple Syrup Made?
The nectar of the gods or as close to it as you can get anyway, how is maple syrup made?
Pizza Sauce (The Arabic Connection)
There is nothing like a good homemade pizza sauce recipe to enhance the flavors of your chosen toppings.
Palestinian Breakfast Frittata
You will come to love this simple yet very tasty recipe. The foolproof breakfast frittata – try it, you’ll love it.
Cold Beet Salad
Beets are such a wonderful vegetable that deserve to be center stage like they are in this cold beet salad.
How to Toast Pine Nuts
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.
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…
How to Make a Buttermilk Substitute
Buttermilk can add a lot to your baking; here’s how to make a decent buttermilk substitute when you have none.
Chicken & Sumac Rolls
Musakhan in a wrap! Brilliant! All the flavors in one neat package!
Sahlab (Middle Eastern Milk Pudding)
Sahlab is the name of a lovely and comforting warm creamy winter drink in the Middle East.
Peanut Oil Substitute: Best Alternatives
Whether you’re allergic to peanuts or just break out, don’t panic as there is always a peanut oil substitute.
Ras El Hanout (Spice Mix of the Ages)
In Arabic Ras El Hanout means “head of the shop”, and refers to a mixture of the best spices the merchant has to offer.
Garlic Paste (The Indispensable Elixir)
Garlic paste is a fantastic way to add a concentrated taste of garlic to your cooking. An important ingredient valued for its health benefits, garlic has long been prized for its widely varying flavors.
This eggplant salad is a dish to savor!
Best Chicken Casserole
The sumac flavor makes this chicken casserole delightful!
Types of Cheese: An Easy Guide
Lucky for us there are so many types of cheese in the world to enjoy.
Types of Bread (Ultimate Guide)
From rye bread to a loaf filled with dried fruit, to a soda bread, they all bring something to the table.
How to Cut Fennel
Fennel is one of those herbs that perplexes people so in this post I will show you how to cut fennel.
Ultimate Guide to Lamb Cuts
Lamb is a very common meat consumed in Middle Eastern cooking so I thought I’d share the different lamb cuts.
Chocolate Orange Cake (Rich & Moist)
A cup of coffee along with a generous slice of an orange chocolate cake, and one’s worries tend to slip away.
Eggplant Bake (Middle Eastern Style)
A lovely layered dish that is full of the flavor of ground lamb!
Lamb and Mutton: What’s the Difference?
Lamb and mutton: what is the difference, and is one better than the other?
Maamoul (Date Filled Semolina Cookies)
Maamoul is a Middle Eastern date filled cookie that is popular around the holy month of Ramadan. Date or nut filling, you choose!
Homemade Meatloaf (A Delicious Recipe)
When was the last time you had a piece of homemade meatloaf?
Kibbeh Recipe (Fried Lamb Croquette)
Kibbeh is one of the stars of any Arab mezze with its lightly fried crust, and luscious filling of meat, onions and spices.
Sourdough Pizza Crust
Pizza crust is always such a wonderful tasting food, but wait until you try sourdough pizza crust.
Middle Eastern Spices (Ultimate Guide)
Ready to try your hand at some Middle Eastern recipes? Here’s a guide to all the Middle Eastern spices you’ll need!
Halloumi Fries (crunchy & Tasty)
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.
Kafta (Lebanese Grilled Beef Kebabs)
These Lebanese grilled beef kebabs are perfect for entertaining all year round.
Falafel (The Crispy Traditional Way)
One of the incredible street foods of the Middle Eastern world, this falafel recipe is the authentic one to try.
Unbelievably Tasty Lemon Garlic Chicken
Lemon garlic chicken is a very common marinade, and flavoring, in the Middle East. The most popular way of flavoring and cooking chicken.
Couscous vs Quinoa: Which One is Better?
Couscous vs quinoa, two powerful foods that can hold their own as part of any meal.
Cornbread Muffins (Simple & Homemade)
I remember as a child how delighted I’d be when my mother made us cornbread muffins.
Pita Bread (Time-Honored & Tasty)
This homemade pita bread is simple to make and better than anything you can buy in the store.
Salt and Vinegar Wings (Baked & Crispy)
Chicken wings are a wonderful way to eat chicken with lots of different topping choices, and these salt and vinegar wings are no exception.
Unleavened Bread (The Original Loaf)
Before the discovery of yeast, the very first baked loaves in history were loaves of unleavened bread.
How to Cook with Different Oil and Vinegar
In cooking, we use a variety of oil and vinegar, and they each have their own unique uses.
Poor Man’s Lobster (Buttery Whitefish)
Historically lobster is an expensive seafood, so alternatives are welcome, like this Poor Man’s Lobster.
Much Loved Pumpkin Custard Pie
Pumpkin custard pie is such the perfect Thanksgiving dessert to have any time of year!
Watermelon Feta Salad with Mint
There is nothing like watermelon feta salad to let you know summer is finally here.
Enhance your salad with nutty burghul and you won’t be disappointed!
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.