Kamounit Banadoura {كمونة بندورة}

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If you’re looking for the perfect vegetarian cold dish to add to your meal plans this Summer than look no further than Kamounet Banadoura. The main flavour Continue reading “Kamounit Banadoura {كمونة بندورة}”

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Sayadiye {الصيادية}

Want to cook a platter to impress? Working on increasing your fish intake? Want to whip up a quick and healthy family meal in no time? Sayadiye (Rice & Fish platter) is your answer! It has such minimal ingredients, yet turns out a pretty, healthy and delicious dish for the whole family to enjoy – Continue reading “Sayadiye {الصيادية}”

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}”

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}”

Kaik with kashta or Smeedeh {كعك و قشطة}

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This crumbly cream dessert is a play on the Maamoul Med with Kashta {معمول مد بالقشطة}This dessert, which is knowen in our home by the name smeedeh, is  near and dear to our mama and is entrenched in her childhood memories. As a little girl Continue reading “Kaik with kashta or Smeedeh {كعك و قشطة}”

Lebanese Chicken broth {مرق الدجاج}

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Chicken broth is an essential component to many Lebanese dishes.  Making it at home will result in a flavorful hearty broth full of vitamins and minerals and free of additives or excess salt.  Continue reading “Lebanese Chicken broth {مرق الدجاج}”

Chocolate Tahini cake { كيك الشوكولاته و طحينة}

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Who does’t love a decadent chocolate cake? How about a chocolate cake made with tahini and sprinkled with halewa (halva)and pistachios? This recipe may sound fancy Continue reading “Chocolate Tahini cake { كيك الشوكولاته و طحينة}”

Fried Kibbe { كبب مقلية}

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Kibbe, a Bulghur, spice and minced meat mix, is a middle eastern food loved across Lebanon. Traditionally the meat was minced with a mallet, a task reserved for the most experienced of house wives.  Today modern technology makes the preparation process a lot easier on the shoulder joints and simplifies an otherwise arduous task. Continue reading “Fried Kibbe { كبب مقلية}”

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”