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…

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…

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…