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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 biryanis 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…

Beetroot Halloumi Salad

Beetroot Halloumi Salad

I have been wanting to post a new recipe for a few weeks now, I have a few recipes ready to be published, but haven’t written the blog post for them yet. Since I have a lot going on now and I am being super…

Arayes – meat stuffed pitas

Arayes – meat stuffed pitas

I can’t believe that 2019 is over. I am not usually the kind of person who says that time flied, but 2019 passed both very quickly and very slowly, if you know what I mean. My only resolution for this year is to take care…

Riz be Bazalyah “Rice with Green Peas”

Riz be Bazalyah “Rice with Green Peas”

Todays Solo meal is Riz be Bazalyah – Rice with Green peas, cooked just the way Salma used to do it… + She wakes up at 5 am, does her prayers. Lights the gas on a small coffee pot with water, she prepares Turkish coffee…

Gingerbread Cookies

Gingerbread Cookies

With all the cookies out there Christmas baking won’t be the same without baking Gingerbread cookies. You won’t be able to resist making all these adorable gingerbread men and the legend says that on Christmas eve they might become alive.  These are really my favorites…