So today’s post isn’t a recipe actually, I just wanted to share with you guys what Jordanian’s have for breakfast on these hot summer days.
One of my favorite meals in Jordan are today’s breakfast, I love eating figs, green grapes with white Arabic cheese, the saltiness of the cheese paired with the sweet firm grapes and juicy figs are an amazing treat that can be eaten at any time really.
Posted in Breakfast, Middle East 101
Tagged Akkawi, Bread, Cheese, culture, Easy, Fast, Fig, Flat Bread, Food, Goat cheese, Grape, Halloumi, Jordan, Light, Middle East, Nabulsi Cheese, no cook, No cook breakfast, Pita, Summer
Last week I was scrolling down my YouTube account and all of a sudden I saw a video about a cooking contest from Jamie Oliver’s Food Tube channel, the contest is that you should film yourself cooking a recipe with rice being part of it upload it to your YouTube channel and send the link to Jamie Oliver’s team, then they will pick 5 finalists and will feature their recipes on the Food Tube channel for people to vote on which recipe they liked best!
Posted in Dessert
Tagged Almonds, Arabic rice pudding, competition, contest, Cook, food tube star, Home, Jamie Food Tube, Jamie Oliver, middle eastern rice pudding, pistachios, pudding, Recipe, Rice, Rice Pudding, Rose water, Walnuts, YouTube
Around the Middle East and the Islamic world everyone is celebrating the fasting month of Ramadan, and on this occasion I want to wish all of my Muslim friends and anyone who reads my blog a blessed Ramadan!
Now even if you don’t celebrate Ramadan like me, that doesn’t mean you cant make the delicious sweets that are popular during this month, today I will be presenting to you a recipe for an amazing, easy and authentic Arabic pancake named Gatayef, or Katayef, its a dough slightly similar to pancake filled with walnuts, cinnamon, sugar, cheese and all kinds of delicious goods, if you think we stop here think again, we then fry them (I believe you are sold) and dip in a simple syrup infused with rose water.
Posted in Dessert
Tagged Akkawi, Akkawi Cheese, Arabic cheese, Arabic Pancake, Ataif, Atayef, Batter (cooking), Cinnamon, Cook, Easy, Flour, Fried Pancake, How to use Mastic, Kataif, Mastic, Middle East, Nabbulsi Cheese, Pancake, Pistachio, Ramadan, Rose water, Simple Syrup, Syrup, مستكة, Walnuts
Mansaf: Jordan’s national dish, the pride and joy of Jordanians.
It is a dish made of bone in lamb chunks (they have to be big as they will cook for a long time), slowly cooked in a goat yogurt sauce made from Jameed, served on a bed of rice, and topped with toasted pine-nuts and almonds.
Posted in Jordan, Lamb, Lunch, Middle Eastern, Tabeekh
Tagged Flat Bread, Jameed, Karak, Lamb, Mansaf, Meat, Middle East, National Dish, National Dish of Jordan, Rice, Shrak Bread, لبن جميد, منسف, Yogurt, Yogurt sauce, جميد
Deliciously fried cauliflower
Do you hate cauliflower? well try this recipe and it is a sure way to convert you from a hater into a cauliflower lover (at least I hope it will).
I am embarrassed to confess that I have a weird and unexplained love for maglobeh, it is irresistibly comforting and definitely not figure friendly! therefore It’s not an everyday dish, Maglobeh is the only dish (stop lying dima) is one of the few dishes that I tried to cook and failed miserably.
Posted in Chicken, Lunch, Main Dish, Middle Eastern, Tabeekh
Tagged Authentic, Broth, Cauliflower, Cauliflower rice, chicken, Eggplant, Family style, flavored rice, fried, fried cauliflower, Jordan, Jordanian, Maaloubeh, Magloubeh, Maklubeh, one pot meal, Palestine, Rice, Upside down rice, مقلوبة
You are on your way home after a very long day at work , thinking of what you will cook for dinner, you have no energy to cook or clean! Then why don’t you try this light and easy kabsa version that is sure to feed a crowd!
Kabsa is the national dish of Saudi Arabia, which consists of rice, spices, vegetables, and lamb or chicken, it is VERY spicy and extremely delicious, the only problem is it takes quite a lot of time to prepare, but my recipe for a quick and easy to clean one pot kabsa is what you need if you don’t have the time to spend in the kitchen.
Posted in Chicken, Fast, Lunch
Tagged al kabsah, Black Lime, chicken, chicken kabsa, dinner, Dried Black Lim, Easy, Fast, kabsa, kabsah, kabse, kabseh, Loomi, Lumi, lunch, one pot meal, palau, pilaf, Rice, Saudi Arabia, Simple, spice, sspices, كبسة, كبسة الدجاج, مكبوس
Warning: This recipe is highly addictive no rehab center or 12 step program will help in this case, if you don’t mind being a Nutellaholic, then you are welcome to continue reading, however if you have doubts or fears of turning into one, then why fret about them? have a piece of my Baked Nutella bread and your worries will disappear at least until your dopamine levels plummet again, then go for seconds … Problem solved!!
Kefta or Kafta is a very famous minced meat dish around the Mediterranean and the middle east it is basically minced lamb and veal mixed with parsley and onions, usually kefta has a bigger ratio of parsley than Kabab (Kabob), they contain the same ingredients though.
Kefta is cooked in three main dishes:
Posted in Lamb
Tagged Arabic Cuisine, Arabic language, Burgers, Easy, Fast, Garlic salt, Kafta, Kebab, Kefta, Kifta, Kofta, Middle Eastern Burger, Middle Eastern cuisine, Onion, Pita, Simple, Tahini
|Zaatar and Cheese Manoosheh
Manaeish is a delicious middle eastern breakfast, it is made of flat dough topped with zaatar, cheese, or meat mixture and baked in the oven, it looks like a pizza and a lot of people in the west refer to it as a Middle Eastern Pizza.
Manakish or Manaeish (مناقيش) the plural of Manoosheh (منقوشة) means decorated or stamped. Old women in the villages used to spread the dough with their fingers leaving a decorative pattern on the dough. The manoosheh is usually formed into single serving size similar to a pita bread size, but some bakeries now make big manakish.
Posted in Baked Goods, Breakfast
Tagged Akkawi, Arabic, Arabic cheese, Breakfast, Cheese, Dough, Easy, Fast, Flat Bread, Healthy, Manaeish, Manakeesh, Manakish, Manosheh, Middle East, Nabulsi Cheese, Pizza, vegan, Za'atar
This is a basic pastry dough that is very handy to learn, as a procrastinator and an impatient person I have always avoided baking, and made simple baked goods like brownies or apple pies, but for the sake of this blog I decided to learn how to make the Arabic pastry dough. thanks to my lovely/ninja mother’s recipe and directions I was able to achieve a very soft dough that is suitable for mana’eesh (Middle Eastern pizza), pizza, and all kinds of Arabic mo’ajanat (pastries).