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Pita Stuffed with Meat (Arayes)

In Appetizers, Mains, Recipes On April 13, 2014 3 Comments

Arayes are pita bread sandwiches stuffed with minced lamb meat, tomato, onion and different spices.  Although it’s a popular market and restaurant food in the Levant region, Arayes… Read More »

Carob Pudding

Carob Pudding (Khabeesa)

In Dessert, Recipes On March 26, 2014 9 Comments

On my day off last weekend, I was preparing breakfast thinking what the next recipe on the blog is going to be…  As on most Fridays, I had… Read More »

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Freekeh Soup (Shorbet Freekeh)

In Recipes, Soup On March 16, 2014 6 Comments

Coldest days of the year are necessarily calling for some sort of food. Soup comes first; it’s meant to be hearty, soothing and warming. Freekeh soup in particular… Read More »

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Maqluba With Eggplant and Lamb

In Mains, Recipes On February 15, 2014 11 Comments

When I come to think of the national dish of Palestine, I think of musakhan (layered dish of bread, onion and sumac topped with chicken and pine nut). But many… Read More »

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Stuffed Date Maamoul

In Baking, Dessert, Occasion Food, Recipes On October 13, 2013 7 Comments

It’s been long time since the last time we made homemade Maamoul. I even can’t remember when that was exactly. Definitely more than 10 years ago when we… Read More »

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Eggplant Dip (Mutabbal)

In Appetizers, Recipes On August 3, 2013 9 Comments

Mutabbal (or Mtabbal) is not only one of hundreds Levantine appetizers (mazze), it is the most popular one (beside hummus of course). The origin of the word Mutabbal… Read More »

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Lentil Soup (Shorbet Adas)

In Recipes, Soup On July 23, 2013 13 Comments

For my family, and for many, lentil soup means winter. But when Ramadan comes in summer, then here is an exception. In Ramadan, lentil soup is to be… Read More »

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Okra Stew (Bamieh)

In Mains, Recipes On July 9, 2013 6 Comments

Probably writing this recipe takes more time than preparing it. It is super easy to make (for a main dish) and it tastes fancy and delicious. There are… Read More »

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Zaatar Bread (Fatayer Zaatar)

In Baking, Breakfast, Recipes On May 4, 2013 36 Comments

Zaatar is the Arabic word of thyme, it is a wild herb that grows throughout hills and fields of the Levant and East Mediterranean regions. Zaatar has become (along… Read More »

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Kibbeh Roll (Kibbeh Mabroumeh)

In Appetizers, Mains, Recipes On April 23, 2013 12 Comments

Today’s recipe comes from the only place that it should be coming from…  The city of one of oldest cuisines in the world… The food capital of the… Read More »