Arabic-Turkish-Coffee Modern and Ancient Techniques- and the Etiquette and Symbolism Involved
Get the biggest energy and flavor boost from the tiniest cup of Arabic and Turkish coffee! Learn how to make coffee the traditional way, and the 21st century way with a modern shortcut.
MEDITERRANAN ROASTED CHICKEN!
This is a no fail family recipe that will yield the juiciest most flavorful roasted chicken every time! You will never see chicken as boring ever again once you try this recipe.
FUL MUDAMAS- Middle eastern Fava Bean Dip
This beloved Arab dish of Ful Mudammas features warm favas seasoned with herbs, olive oil, and lemon juice. It is a nutritious and delicious vegan recipe eaten for breakfast or any time of day!
SALATA BALADIA- MIDDLE EASTERN CUCUMBER TOMATO SALAD
This fresh and crunchy cucumber tomato salad is the foundation of most meals in Palestine, Lebanon, Syria and Jordan--eaten for breakfast, lunch or dinner! Add some kabob and rice, or tuck into some pita bread with creamy hummus for a complete meal!
Vermicelli rice is an all around favorite dish throughout Lebanon and Palestine to Syria and Jordan. Vermicelli noodles are sauteed in olive oil and butter until they are golden brown, which adds a buttery and nutty flavor to the rice. This versatile rice goes with everything!
HOMEMADE LABNAH (YOGURT CHEESE)
This spreadable cheese is very easy to make, and is a must for any Arab style breakfast! It has a tangy creamy flavor, loaded with probiotics, and is versatile as a sandwich spread, a dip, or even in cheesecake. Skip the ones in the supermarket and make it yourself with this easy method.
MIDDLE EASTERN MEATBALLS | KEFTA BI TAHINI
Kefta bi tahini is the middle eastern version of Swedish meatballs, however the sauce is made with tahini, which imparts a rich flavor with no need for dairy. You get your protein veg and carbs all in one pan! Roasted tomatoes and onions add sweetness, great for any night of the week.
Homemade Halva 3 Flavors!
An easy, no bake, one bowl recipe for halawa or halva, an Arabic confection make from Tahini or sesame seed paste. Try three different flavors from Vegan Chocolate Hazelnut, Pumpkin Spice and pepitas, or traditional Pistachio with Rose Flower Water.
30 Minute Pistachio Baklava
A baklava shortcut that saves 1/3 cup of butter, retains the flavor, yet takes a fraction of the time! A great dessert recipe to give as a gift, or make guests feel special during the holidays.
Vegan Chestnut Wellington
You won't miss the meat in this luxurious dish made with chestnuts, pecans, mushrooms, thyme, and white wine! A great holiday entertaining recipe any time of the year!
Autumn Harvest Bowl- With Freekeh!
This Fall Freekeh Bowl recipe uses an Autumn harvest of butternut squash, accented with dates, almonds, herbs and a lemony za'atar dressing! Freekeh has more protein and twice the fiber of quinoa, with a smoky and nutty flavor from being roasted in an open flame.
Namoura, Basbousa, and Harisseh, the Arabic Dessert with Three Names!
This Middle Eastern cake is so popular it goes by 3 names! Namoura in Lebanon, Basbousa in Egypt, and Harisseh in Palestine. Semolina yogurt cake is doused with a lemony simple syrup scented with rose.
PERSIAN STYLE 10 MINUTE CHICKEN ( Zereshk Polo Ba Morgh)
This Persian Style chicken is tender, juicy, and fragrant with a unique blend of spices like saffron, tumeric, and Advieh. Only minutes to transform chicken into an exotic meal on your stovetop!
ZERESHK POLO- PERSIAN SAFFRON RICE SHORTCUT!
Zereshk Polo is a creative aromatic Persian Rice dish that is fragrant with saffron, topped with sweet and sour barberries. The top of the rice mold is rich, crispy, and buttery, and this easy method uses a rice cooker for easy preparation!
Ma'moul, or Ka'ak bi Ajwa cookies, are buttery semolina cookies filled with rich dates or crunchy walnuts, eaten by Palestinian and Lebanese Christians for Easter only once a year. Here we share our cherished family recipe!