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…

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…

How To – Mezze Platter

How To – Mezze Platter

Includes recipes for a feta labneh dip & and a perfect black olive tapenade If I were a professional chef, I’d definitely be a Garde Manger and work in the cold kitchen. I am obsessed with cheeses, salads, dressings, dips, pickles and all condiments. Our…

The Perfect Cheese Sambousek

The Perfect Cheese Sambousek

Another one of the perfect recipe series. Trust me it is not easy to label a recipe as being perfect. It definitely isn’t a recipe that we’ve tried once or twice or even 10 times. These recipes are the ones that we have been constantly…

The Perfect Tabbouleh

The Perfect Tabbouleh

This has got to be one of the most popular middle eastern salads. It was very popular in my family and everywhere around. Tabbouleh is the salad that appeared in every birthday party and in all planned and unplanned family gatherings. Although we can now…

Halloumi Fries

Halloumi Fries

Today I have a quick appetizer dish for you, golden crisp halloumi fries. Halloumi has been one of my favorite cheeses for as long as I can remember. We’ve always ordered fried halloumi in restaurants and it is on the menu of every middle eastern…

Baba Ghanoush

Baba Ghanoush

A few years ago, Al Jazeera Documentary produced a Ramadan series on the origin of traditional Arabic dishes, and I remembered watching an episode on baba ghanoush. Watching it again last night reminded me of how much I miss Damascus. I have taken this city…

Red Lentil Kofte

Red Lentil Kofte

I can still remember the first time I tasted these flavorful patties. An Armenian friend offered me some and told me this was their kibbeh nayyeh during lent. I immediately fell in love with the flavors and almost didn’t believe it was vegan. At that…