Middle Eastern

CRUNCHY POMEGRANATE QUINOA SALAD

CRUNCHY POMEGRANATE QUINOA SALAD

I have something healthy for you today!! Vegan quinoa salad loaded with fruits and veggies and tied together with pomegranate molasses, lemon juice and olive oil! The quinoa absorbs the...

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Nabulsi Knafeh/Kunafa,/ Knafeh Nabulsieh

Nabulsi Knafeh/Kunafa,/ Knafeh Nabulsieh

Nabulsi Knafeh/Kunafa,/ Knafeh Nabulsieh I guess there is not much a Middle Eastern dessert that is appealing as a freshly ooey gooey knafeh/kunafa piping hot from the oven. Here is...

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Turkish Tahini Sweet Rolls (Tahinli Ekmek)

Turkish Tahini Sweet Rolls (Tahinli Ekmek)

Turkish Tahini Sweet Rolls (Tahinli Ekmek) Yeast bread flavored and filled with tahini, made into swirls. The first time I had these rolls was in Istanubul Turkey! After our visit...

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Iraqi Kleicha

Iraqi Kleicha

Iraqi Kleicha Watching Hockey in Montreal Two weeks ago, Ramzi and I flew off to Montreal to visit our kids and family! We had pretty good time and our kids...

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Dawood Basha (Lebanese Meatballs Braised in Tomato Sauce)

Dawood Basha (Lebanese Meatballs Braised in Tomato Sauce)

Dawood Basha (Lebanese Meatballs Braised in Tomato Sauce) Dawood Basha!! Meatballs are nearly a concept in every culture and are served in limitless ways! I bet you are all familiar...

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Mujadara with Bulgur

Mujadara with Bulgur

Mujadara with Bulgur PIN IT NOW Some people tend to think about mujadara as stricktly one type! But there are tremendous ways of making mujadara/ mujaddara. Literally, there is a...

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Bite-sized Osmalleyia Nests with Mascarpone and Bananas

Bite-sized Osmalleyia Nests with Mascarpone and Bananas

Bite-sized Osmalleyia Nests with Mascarpone and Bananas Osmalleyia, or kunafa/kunafa has it is known in other countries,is made of ashta (clotted cream) sandwiched between two round layers of flaky toasted...

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Awamat (Lebanese doghnuts)

Awamat (Lebanese doghnuts)

Awamat (Lebanese doughnuts) Awamat are balls of yeast dough fried in oil and dipped in orange blossom flavored sugar syrup (atter). They are crunchy on the outside and soft, sweet...

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Zalabia (Lebanese Sweet Fritters)

Zalabia (Lebanese Sweet Fritters)

Zalabia(Lebanese Fritters)  Have you ever tried zalabia ? I guess every culture has their own fried dough specialties.  Zalabia (Lebanese sweet fritters) –  one of our favorite breakfast treats alongside Manakeesh – are...

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Arayes

Arayes

Arayes Arayes, A Lebanese / Middle Eastern of grilled or even barbecued pita bread filled with lamb meat, onions, tomatoes and spices – nothing fancy right? But it is so...

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