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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 

Butter Sugar Cookies

Butter Sugar Cookies

There is a joy in baking they say. But I would rather say baking is therapy. For so many years now baking has been one of the ways through which I relieve stress, anxiety and any emotional feeling I have. Back when I was doing 

Linzer Cookies

Linzer Cookies

If you haven’t baked any cookies for Christmas yet, these are the ones I would recommend. Although a little bit more labor intensive than most other cookies, they are totally worth it. Linzer cookies are also Austrian, just like yesterday’s kipferl cookies, but they are 

Vanilla Kipferl (Austrian Christmas Cookies)

Vanilla Kipferl (Austrian Christmas Cookies)

There is no doubt, at least in my mind, that European cookies are like no other. I especially love German and Austrian Christmas cookies. They are literally everything you’re looking for. Soft, buttery and melt in your mouth. No matter how many times your ingredients 

Walnut Orange Baklava

Walnut Orange Baklava

Walnut orange cinnamon Baklava, that has to be on your Christmas cookie tray… One of the recipes that I wanted to share with you is Baklava. It might not be traditional to serve Baklava for Christmas, but hey we thought we can bring a bit 

Double Chocolate Orange Biscotti

Double Chocolate Orange Biscotti

It is our 4th day of the Christmas countdown and I am very excited about today’s recipe. Yesterday, I shared with you the pistachio rosewater biscotti, which instantly became a hit. For me though, there is no better flavor pairing than orange and dark chocolate. 

Pistachio Rosewater Biscotti

Pistachio Rosewater Biscotti

Christmas is around the corner and I am sharing with you my favorite cookie recipes. Although biscotti falls under the category of cookies, these cookies are super crunchy. Biscotti falls under the category of twice baked cookies. In fact, biscotti in Italian means twice baked.