Pita chips are a wonderful innovation created for dipping and crunching on.
Sold in supermarkets, but making your own beats anything store bought.
Sliders became a lovely new way of eating something that was no longer a whole meal on its own. Try these for something delicious!
Raw sesame seeds are great too, but there is no substitute for the roasted variety.
A fattoush salad is sensational with almost any meal, some might think this to be an exaggeration, but not in my eyes!
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.
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.
Sauteed mushrooms and onions are a wonderful combination that are a wonderful addition to so many foods.
These Lebanese desserts are shared in all the Arab countries of the Levant.
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.
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?
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.
This homemade pita bread is simple to make and better than anything you can buy in the store.
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.
Add the taste of the Middle East to your cooking with my simple Seven Spices mix!
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.
Historically lobster is an expensive seafood, so alternatives are welcome, like this Poor Man’s Lobster.
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.
A comprehensive collection of conversion tables you’ll need when cooking.
Buttermilk can add a lot to your baking; here’s how to make a decent buttermilk substitute when you have none.
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.
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.
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.
Keep your zucchini fresher for longer by freezing it. Let me show you the best way to do it!
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.
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.
Buckwheat is a relatively unknown food for many, but one you’ll be glad you tried.
Baking lamb chops in the oven is the best way to seal in all the goodness and flavor!
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.
When you first look at the Koshari recipe, it appears to be a hodgepodge of different ingredients.
Sage tea is something I remember from childhood. Anytime someone had a stomach ache they would be given it to drink.
Only a few dishes come to mind when you think about Arab grilled meats, and shish tawook is a favorite.
If you have ever wondered how to peel a pomegranate, follow my guide and you’ll become an expert.
Sometimes it is nice to have a different kind bread, and that is where semolina bread is a great alternative.
How to soften cream cheese is a good thing to learn, especially if you are into making cheesecake.
Blueberries are some of the best fruit ever, this recipe will show you how to make easy blueberry muffins.
I remember as a child how delighted I’d be when my mother made us cornbread muffins.
Sometimes you want something special to eat, like this melt in your mouth chicken recipe.
Lucky for us there are so many types of cheese in the world to enjoy.
Artichokes are very tasty regardless of how they are cooked, but I especially like fried artichoke hearts.
One of the things that can make all the difference on a dessert is a garnish like candied lemon slices.
The first time I made Dutch oven bread, I was overwhelmed with how well the bread turned out.
Dynamite shrimp, made with a crunchy batter, and smothered in creamy spiciness and a bold flavor.
This is a superfood grain that is easy to cook and is delicious.
You’d be surprised about just how many dishes you can use cilantro garlic sauce in.
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.
This BBQ shrimp recipe is great for one of those beautiful days when a barbecue is a must.
Garlic herb butter has to be one of the most amazing flavorings that has ever come along in the world.
Anyone who knows me knows that I love bread of every kind and Tuscan bread is no exception.
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!
I will never forget the smell of my mother making us sourdough cinnamon rolls when I was a kid.
What exactly is this delicious dark alternative?
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.
Upgrade your lunches with this authentic sourdough sandwich bread recipe. Great with nearly anything, this bread recipe is lovely.
My beef shawarma recipe allows you to make this beloved, and delicious street food at home.
The nectar of the gods or as close to it as you can get anyway, how is maple syrup made?
Chicken wings are a favorite all around the world! Let me show you the best way to reheat these morsels of goodness.
In cooking, we use a variety of oil and vinegar, and they each have their own unique uses.
I am really very fond of Baladi Cookbook, which translates as my country, and is the second cookbook by the very talented Joudie Kalla.
Pay attention to how to make fermented garlic because once you taste this wonderful food you will want to make it for yourself.
When I am in the mood for an outstanding dessert, I always go for my to die for carrot cake.
Why is Vermont maple syrup better than all the rest? Because it holds itself to a higher standard than is required from them.
To celebrate Veganuary, I decided to make a vegan version of one of my favorite dips.
When I need warming up on those cold, wet or snowy days, Ghormeh Sabzi comes to mind immediately.
50 States. 50 Weeks. 50 Dishes. Discovering American food one State at a time.
Is it possible to make tasty meatballs without breadcrumbs? It certainly is!
Not sure where to start with Key West bike rentals? This guide has you covered, from rentals to bike safety.
This will ensure you get the most out of cooking and baking, and being sure foods are done.
Looking to use white wine in your cooking but not sure where to begin?
Sourdough biscuits are one of those foods that I love. Many of us have a favorite memory of our treasured biscuit moment.
Ceramic is by far my favorite cookware to use. These 5 tried-and-tested sets are ones I recommend!
Flavored olive oils are a delicious addition to any home chef’s kitchen.
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!
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.
Enhance your salad with nutty burghul and you won’t be disappointed!
There is nothing like the meal that gives you that warm and happy feeling!
Rice stuffed chicken is a wonderful dish with tons of flavors and textures to satisfy any palate.
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.
Out of the many cookbooks I’ve read, ‘The Palestinian Table’ captures the essence, culinary heritage and history of the Palestinian people.
Pairing the deep taste of garlic in this labneh recipe creates the perfect partnership.
This roast lamb just falls off the bone, giving you a juicy and luscious meal!
Maybe this is why Egyptians are generally such happy people!
A lovely layered dish that is full of the flavor of ground lamb!
The original comfort food! Perfect for warming the soul.
A full flavor tomato experience!
This eggplant salad is a dish to savor!
The combination of flavors is lovely especially given they are bundled in a rough puff pastry.
You will come to love this simple yet very tasty recipe. The foolproof breakfast frittata – try it, you’ll love it.
A wonderful twist on baking fish, that will definitely get people talking!
An unusual stew cooked in yogurt, giving it a twist like no other.
This vegetable tahini salad pops with the added flavor in the dressing. It’s an easy, flavorful, and nutrition packed dinner!
The result of this recipe is a beautifully baked meal of succulent chicken with a huge amount of flavor. Dig in and enjoy!
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.
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!
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.
Impress your friends and family with something new and distinctive, something delicious and memorable. Baked Kibbeh!
When you want something light, delicious, and spicy, there is no other way to go. This fills all the senses!
Everyone loves butter cookies, and these are no exception. Easy to make, and even easier to eat!
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.
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…
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…