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Strawberry Streusel Kuchen

Strawberry Streusel Kuchen

If you have been following the blog for long enough, you would know that I spent some time in Germany as a student. What you probably did not know is that I spent most of my time them in the famous city of Leipzig, where 

Marinated Tomato Salad

Marinated Tomato Salad

Don’t you just wish it is always tomato season? This time of the year tomatoes are so sweet and juicy, and I feel like I try to include them in every dish I make. Up until a few years back, I hated tomatoes, I know! 

Middle Eastern Chicken Skewers with Spiced Rice

Middle Eastern Chicken Skewers with Spiced Rice

Summers for me are all about BBQ parties. Dad has always been the master of the grill and being close to my dad, I always stayed by his side as a kid. Growing up, I must say the best times I had were at my 

Chickpea & Tahini Salad – Solo Meal

Chickpea & Tahini Salad – Solo Meal

During hot summer days, I always feel like I want to eat something lighter. But I also want it to be fulfilling and slightly warm. This is where this salad comes in. A warm chickpea salad that is tangy hearty and so satisfying. With the 

Eggplant Fatteh

Eggplant Fatteh

Fatteh is a category of dishes very popular in the Levant which comes in many variations. The essential ingredient in fatteh is pita bread and everything else can be changed to create different types, like hummus fatteh, chicken fatteh and many other dishes. Fatteh always 

The Perfect Banana Bread

The Perfect Banana Bread

For the past weeks, I have seen endless recipes of banana bread on all social media. Apparently with this pandemic people ended up having tons of ripe bananas and nothing to do with them. I have to admit I took a part of the insane 

Fish Biryani

Fish Biryani

All types of biryani can be ranked among my favorite dishes. I cannot lie, they are a little time consuming, but they are so worth it. I love spices, all sorts of spices. The spice market is always on my list when I visit a 

The Perfect Fatayer Dough/ Flatbread Dough

The Perfect Fatayer Dough/ Flatbread Dough

Growing up, Rana (mum) always rushed to make a dough for any occasion, I still remember as kids and on field trips mum used to stay up late or wake up really early to prepare some of her fatayer and a pound a cake so 

Halloumi Burger with Beetroot Mutabbal

Halloumi Burger with Beetroot Mutabbal

When I was in Leipzig for a semester during my BA studies, I missed my mom’s food beyond imagination. In fact, I think I haven’t appreciated it fully until I did that terrible semester in Germany. On a student’s budget, there were very few things 

Fried Zucchini with Garlic Yogurt Sauce

Fried Zucchini with Garlic Yogurt Sauce

I am here again with another quick recipe. This recipe has only 6 ingredients including salt and vegetable oil and it is an absolute favorite of mine that is as good warm as is cold. As a kid, I really hated the taste and smell