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July, 2017

  • 4 July

    Palestinian Stuffed Grape Leaves – Warak Dawali

    Grape leaves ingredients 1 jar of grapes leaves (I prefer fresh grape leaves) Half pot of water ½ tsp of salt Meat and rice stuffing ingredients 1 lb of minced beef meat washed with cold water and drained. 1 ½ cup of short grain rice (Each jar of grape leaves needs 1 ½ cup of short grain rice) 2 tsp …

June, 2017

  • 14 June

    Zucchini in Yoghurt Sauce – Sheikh El Mahshi

    Ingredients 2.2 lb small Zucchini (1 kg) 10 oz ground meat (beef or lamb) 1 large onion, finely chopped 1 tbsp. canola oil Salt, to taste 1/2 tsp. cinnamon 1/4 tsp. nutmeg 1 tsp. all spice 1/2 tsp. black pepper 1 – 2 tbsp. fried or toasted pine nuts (optional) Yoghurt Sauce: 4 cups Plain Yoghurt 1 1/2 tbsp. corn …

  • 14 June

    Lebanese Lentils, Rice and Caramelized Onions (Mujadara)

    Total: 1 hr 25 min Yield: 6 servings Ingredients 1 cup brown or green lentils (not lentils du Puy), sorted for debris and rinsed 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil 1 teaspoon cumin seeds 1/2 teaspoon cracked black peppercorns 3 medium red onions, thinly sliced Kosher salt 3/4 cup basmati rice 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper 1 (1-inch) …

  • 6 June

    Al Kabsa – Traditional Saudi Rice (& Chicken) Dish

    SERVINGS 8-10 Kabsa Dish 1⁄4cup butter 3lbs chicken, cut into 8-10 pieces 1large onion, finely chopped 6garlic cloves, minced 1⁄4cup tomato puree 14ounces canned chopped tomatoes, un-drained (or fresh) 3medium carrots, grated 2whole cloves 1pinch grated nutmeg 1pinch ground cumin 1pinch ground coriander salt & freshly ground black pepper 4cups hot water 1chicken stock cube 2 1⁄4cups basmati rice (don’t rinse …

  • 2 June

    FATTOUSH

    Fattoush (Arabic: فتوش‎‎, also fattush, fatush, fattoosh, and fattouche) is a Levantine bread salad made from toasted or fried pieces of pita bread (khubz ‘arabi) combined with mixed greens and other vegetables, such as radishes and tomatoes. Fattoush belongs to the family of dishes known as fattat (plural) or fatta, which use stale flatbread as a base. Fattoush includes vegetables and …

May, 2017

  • 31 May

    Authentic Lebanese Tabbouleh Salad Recipe

    Tabbouleh is a healthy, rich and super-green salad with pure Lebanese origins that is known for its spicy-tangy kick.  In traditional Lebanese cuisine, Tabbouleh (sometimes spelled and pronounced as Tabouli) is usually served along with Mezza which is a host of appetizers and hors-d’oeuvres. If you’ve had Tabbouleh salad in non-Lebanese restaurants, you would be surprised that our Tabbouleh here …

  • 31 May

    Grilled Kafta Kabob Recipe – Kafta Mishwiyyeh

    In Lebanese cuisine, Kafta usually refers to spiced ground meat that can be fried, baked or bbq’d.  It is then called Kafta Kabob (or Kabab) if it’s meant for the BBQ grill, and this is what we’re featuring in this recipe. There are of course many ways of spicing up your Kafta, it’s a matter of taste and culture, and in …