Blanche's Feast in the Middle East
From the popular youtube show "A Feast in the Middle East" Food blogger and journalist Blanche shares her family recipes! Paleo, Mediterranean, Whole 30 and…
Batata o Baid, which literally means potatoes and eggs in Arabic, is the most cherished breakfast in my family. Small crispy cubes of browned potatoes form the foundation for soft scrambled eggs, gooey farmer’s or mozzarella cheese, aromatic scallions and zesty za’atar.
This budget friendly casserole transforms Shakshuka to feed more for less as a baked frittata, with seasoned hash brown potatoes as the base. The potatoes are bound together with mozzarella cheese, and seasoned with za’atar for that middle eastern touch.
The delicate cheese rolls are scented with rose or orange blossom, then doused with a simple syrup and crushed pistachios. You too can now whip up a batch of this delicacy with surprisingly easy to find ingredients- check the video tutorial with the recipe.
This protein rich tart has a rich variety of a variety of cheeses in the filling, like ricotta, feta, and akawi cheese, a soft Middle Eastern cow’s milk cheese The crust is gluten free and low carb, as there is no refined flour. Try it for brunch, and eat leftovers for lunch all week with a side salad!
Bring out the caramlized sweetness of stone fruit by putting them on the grill! They become great vessels for sweet fillings, like this honey mascarpone with fresh mint and pistachios. This makes a great light dessert, or even an exciting breakfast!
These sweet and savory bruschetta are a great way to use up summer strawberries at peak sweetness! Crunchy toasted bread with fruity olive oil, creamy goat cheese, and a rich balsamic glaze with fresh basil create a beautiful appetizer or light summer meal. These are also great for summer entertaining and barbecues, bonus is they only take about 5 minutes to make!
There are several mysterious stories behind this cake which is not only served at Easter time, but on Mother’s Day as well in the UK. This is an almond based cake scented with orange, accented with cherries, with the most unusual topping of marzipan. Great for any occasion!
This layered confection consists of buttery shredded phyllo dough covering a layer of sweet and melted cheese. The whole pastry is then doused with a sweet syrup accented with lemon, or even rose water depending on preference. Chopped pistachios crown the top with extra crunch and contrasting color. Eaten together, the rich layers are sweet, creamy, buttery, and crunchy. Learn how to make this authentic Palestinian confection!
Chewy bread dough is covered with seasoned ground meat and creamy tahini, then topped with toasted pine nuts and tomatoes. These meat pies are even popular in Brazil, where they are the top street food. Get our authentic family recipe and you can make these at home!
These tender Moroccan semolina pancakes are rustic on the outside, tender on the inside, and egg free. Serve with butter, honey, or grape and cardamom molasses for a middle eastern style breakfast treat! Also popular for iftar during Ramadan, these pancakes are great for any holiday brunch.