kibbe with yogurt {كبة باللبن}

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If there ever was a comfort food that was perfectly balanced, healthy and delicious – would you want the recipe? Today we’re bringing you this kibbe with yogurt recipe that fits the bill! This dish is the perfect balance of tart and savoury that combines Continue reading “kibbe with yogurt {كبة باللبن}”

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Lebanese Spinach Pies { فطائر السبانخ}

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Lebanese spinach pies or fatayir bi sbenigh (sabanigh, sabanegh) as they are commonly referred to in the Middle East, are best described as mini dough pies stuffed with a savoury, tart stuffing. The dough is rolled out Continue reading “Lebanese Spinach Pies { فطائر السبانخ}”

Lebanese Lemonade {ليموناضة}

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Is there anything more refreshing than a freshly squeezed lemonade on a hot summer day? Our Lebanese lemonade is easy to make, with a fresh minty twist, of course! We also add an ingredient you wouldn’t encounter in a ‘regular’ lemonade, and that’s orange blossom water. This adds floral notes that pair so well with the tart lemons, and sweetness of the orange that we add. The mint leaves delightful notes reminiscent of summer days on the Lebanese beach as children. We have fond childhood memories of helping our mom in the kitchen, hand squeezing the citrus fruits. If you want to add one more level to this drink, try swapping the flat water for sparkling!

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Maamoul Med with Kashta {معمول مد بالقشطة}

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The one dessert we always begged our dad to bring back with him when he visited Lebanon was Maamoul med B kashta. If you didn’t get your share Continue reading “Maamoul Med with Kashta {معمول مد بالقشطة}”

Lebanese Knefe- Cheese {كنافة}

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When we sit and brainstorm what specific recipes mean to us, they are often linked to a person or childhood memory. Well, with Mother’s Day just around the corner, we thought if we were to consider one recipe that made us think of our mother…a treat that she would drive across town for, it would be Knefe!

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How to make fine knefe dough

Knefe (kunafa, kenafa, knafeh) is a Middle Eastern dessert that’s loved world wide. It is a layered dessert consisting of a pastry layer and a cheese or cream layer. You can think of knefe as a family of desserts that are interpreted a little differently depending on the region you visit. In Lebanon, Continue reading “How to make fine knefe dough”

Baba ganoush or moutabal {متبل الباذنجان}

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Eggplant was never a favorite ingredient growing up. In fact, it was not until my late 20’s did I start to truly appreciate all it’s complex flavour. Eggplant dip, Lebanese style, Continue reading “Baba ganoush or moutabal {متبل الباذنجان}”

Cheese Boats { فطائر الجبن}

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In some Arabic dialects there is a word used for all the mini savory pies ..they are called fatayir. Today we introduce you to the the cheese fatayir. These green stuffed boats Continue reading “Cheese Boats { فطائر الجبن}”

Chicken escalope { اسكالوب الدجاج}

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If you ask any of us what recipe reminds us the most of our late maternal grand mother (Sitto) we would simultaneously say, “chicken escalope”.  It is often not until you Continue reading “Chicken escalope { اسكالوب الدجاج}”