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Mallow Cooked With Olive Oil (Khobeizeh)

In Appetizers, Mains, Recipes On May 28, 2016 3,160 Comments

With the beginning of spring, roadsides across Palestine are filled with khobeizeh; and it’s very common to see people stopping their cars by the side of the road,… Read More »



In Mains, Recipes On October 19, 2015 1,251 Comments

For some time now I have been wanting to post a recipe for a dish which from the Gaza region because I’ve never posted any in the blog… Read More »

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Red Bulgur with Eggplant (Shulbato)

In Mains, Recipes On July 12, 2015 526 Comments

I cannot think of an easier dish to make than Shulbato. It’s dead-simple, tasty, and nutritious. You try it once and then you will be making it every… Read More »


Pita Stuffed with Meat (Arayes)

In Appetizers, Mains, Recipes On April 13, 2014 4,400 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 »

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Maqluba With Eggplant and Lamb

In Mains, Recipes On February 15, 2014 2,125 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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Okra Stew (Bamieh)

In Mains, Recipes On July 9, 2013 14 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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Kibbeh Roll (Kibbeh Mabroumeh)

In Appetizers, Mains, Recipes On April 23, 2013 67 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 »

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Fattet Hummus

In Breakfast, Mains, Recipes On April 14, 2013 65 Comments

Fattet hummus is one of different fatteh dishes in the Levantine cuisine. All these dishes are based on having fried pieces of pita bread topped with different toppings…… Read More »

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Stuffed Cabbage Rolls (Malfouf)

In Mains, Recipes On April 7, 2013 201 Comments

Stuffing different kind of vegetables, including vegetable leaves, with rice and meat is a distinctive characteristic of East Mediterranean cuisines. Tens or maybe hundreds of various dishes are based on this same… Read More »

Palestinian Couscous (Maftoul)

Palestinian Couscous (Maftoul)

In Mains, Recipes On March 21, 2013 42 Comments

(Jump to Directions) Maftoul or Palestinian couscous is a traditional staple food in Palestine, typically made and served in occasions and holidays. Couscous is originated in Morocco and brought by Moroccan migrants… Read More »