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…

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…

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…

Lemon Chicken Sandwich –  With Feta Zaatar fries and lemon mustard yogurt

Lemon Chicken Sandwich – With Feta Zaatar fries and lemon mustard yogurt

Let me start by telling you, it is practically impossible not to fall in love with these chicken sandwiches. I mean what’s not to love? Juicy lemony garlicky charred chicken, with garlic lemon yoghurt sauce and wait for it, my favorite way to eat fries,…

Salmon Confit- Solo Meal

Salmon Confit- Solo Meal

It has been a while since I have posted any recipes. So had to get back with one of my all-time favorites Salmon Confit. I got back home 3 weeks ago from a 3 week road trip across Vietnam. A trip that I can say…

Rice Mujaddara – Solo Meal

Rice Mujaddara – Solo Meal

Writing this week’s solo meal has been harder than I ever thought it would be. I just felt that it is so wrong to write about enjoying a meal by yourself and celebrate solitude when I have failed to do so this week.  This week…

Shishbarak (meat dumplings in yogurt sauce)

Shishbarak (meat dumplings in yogurt sauce)

These dumplings stuffed with ground meat and onions enrobed in a soft dough and cooked in yogurt sauce are the ultimate Levantine comfort food. There is a lot of debate about the where this dish has originated from. One thing for sure, it has survived…

Tomato Risotto – Solo Meal

Tomato Risotto – Solo Meal

I have been wanting to do the “Solo Meal” for a while now and was not confident that it is worth sharing. I started trying some of these recipes a couple of months back and was not really sure if it would turn out to…

Baked Kibbeh (Kibbeh bel Seneyeh)

Baked Kibbeh (Kibbeh bel Seneyeh)

So kibbeh has a special place in my heart. Taita was a true kibbeh master and although each neighborhood in Damascus has a butcher who knows well how to prepare meat and kibbeh dough, my taita did everything from scratch. The thing about butchers in…