Fried chicken goodness – Crispy, spicy, juicy and comforting

Fried Chicken and I have an endless love story, I am always on the look out for the best fried chicken recipe and today I had the perfect excuse to make some I had 2 chicken thighs and 2 wings that I had to cook today, of course the most sane decision would be fry them up, I did cut the thighs into 3 pieces sectioned of the drumstick and cut the thigh in half to reduce the cooking time in oil (learning from my previous mistakes) then marinated the chicken in the below ingredients:

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Creamy avocado pesto – Fresh, fast, cream free

Healthy, super easy, light and unbelievably creamy pasta dish…

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Tastemade winner at #InfiniteMenu challenge

Great news,

My mother’s Chicken Liver with Pomegranate Molasses recipe is the winner at Tastemade’s #infinitmenu challenge this week!! Congratulations mom <3 <3

Our #InfiniteMenu Pomegranate Challenge winner is… @vandakildani. Congrats!

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To check her recipe you can go to the below Instagram link or click here to go to my blog post if you don’t have Instagram that is.


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Her recipe will be made a tastemade studios soon, can’t wait for that! 


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Pomegranate cupcakes with a white and dark chocolate ganache frosting – TasteMade contest

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Shanklish (arabic blue cheese) and spinach salad with raspberry dressing

A super healthy salad that doesn’t cut corners when it comes to taste, full of antioxidants, natural sugars, fiber, flavor and color with a new way to use Shanklish cheese, not to mention super easy to make.

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The BEST chocolate cake EVER


Happy Valentine’s day guys I am back with the BEST chocolate cake you can ever have in your life, it is moist, light, decadent and super luxurious, you have to get up buy the ingredients (as if you don’t have dark and milk chocolate bars in your pantry) and make it right now! Its beyond easy to make for special occasions or have it all to your self on valentines; cant think of a better way to spend this commercial holiday (are you sensing any bitterness here? I don’t think so because I have this masterpiece in my fridge and you don’t!!)

I have never been a fan of butter cream frosting or even whipped cream ones they just don’t do it for me!! But this frosting is a winner it has the perfect balance between dark and milk chocolate, it still has little butter ;) we cant go completely without it, can we now!  Basically its a thick ganache.

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Great News – Shanklish recipe featured in an online Magazine

Hi guys,

DSC00533I have great news to share with all of you Cheeserank magazine, a website that celebrates everything that is cheese have made an article about Shanklish cheese and they contacted me to feature my recipe and picture on their website.
The “2015 Trend Alert: The Middle Eastern Cheese You Need To Know” article is just amazing, its short and to the point explaining a cheese that is obscure and is about time to get noticed in the world of cheese ;).

Looks like 2015 is going to be the year of middle eastern cuisines, so foodies of the world get cooking and indulge in the regions intricate and fresh flavors, no kabab, falafel or humus anymore lets venture in to the less known recipes and ingredients such as shanklish, mlookhye, magloubeh and many more.

Please do share the article with your friends and readers and lets spread the word about the beauty of the middle east together.

Procrastinator Cook

Lime Meltaways

DSC01120I realize that this post is long over due, but I will sure make it up and try to be as active as I can around here.

Today’s recipe is a delicious little cookie, that is delicate, crumbly, tangy, sweet and melts in your mouth (hence the name lime meltaways). When I saw this recipe on Martha Stewart’s show, I knew I had to make it because of how easy it looked.

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Ghraybeh (Shortbread butter cookies)

DSC01109Ghraybeh is a traditional middle eastern shortbread cookie, it is so easy to make that you will never buy it from the store ever again.

DSC01118This Easter I wanted to make Ka’ak and Maamoul (the recipe will be posted soon), which is more common to be served on Easter, and Islamic holidays, but decided on ghraybeh since its easier and less time consuming, so without further ado I present to you the ingredients:

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Happy Easter

Happy Easter

Ghraybeh (Arabic Butter cookies) and Lime meltaways for Easter, recipes coming soon.