I love it when advertising campaigns decide to put a recipe booklet with a merchandise!!
A while back I bought canned Kraft cheddar cheese, and as a Ramadan promotion, they put in this adorable recipe booklet utilizing the Kraft cheese cans. Continue reading “70. Kraft Cheese Samosa”
Another creation I picked up in Turkey: Apple Tea!!
It was such a common yet exotic concoction! When I heard it offered to me, I was surprised and skeptical about it. Continue reading “69. Apple Tea”
I have yet to find an Iraqi cookbook that doesn’t have the necessary kaika al-burtuqal (orange cake)(كيكة البرتقال).
Successful from the first, this will quickly become a tea-time staple. Continue reading “68. Orange Cake”
I saw Jamie Oliver make this salad on one of his episodes almost ten years ago and I just knew I would be making it for years to come. It is a wonderful infusion of flavors, and a perfect accompaniment to a barbecue, and equally as good on its own. Continue reading “67. Couscous and Grilled Summer Vegetables Salad”
This chicken pie is boiled shredded chicken and vegetables tossed in a light curried beschamel, then poured in a puff pastry crust, topped with cheese and covered again in puff pastry. Continue reading “66. Chicken Pie”
This is such a bold combination of flavors, each forkful a delight in its own right.
Continue reading “65. Rocket Aubergine Pomegranate Salad”
Baqlawa, or baklava, is of disputed origins. Mostly the claim lays between Turkey and Syria.
In any case, there are as many varieties of baqlawa as there are varieties of apples (if not more).
In my trip to Istanbul, I had an out-of-this-world pistachio and orange rind baklava… Continue reading “64. Baqlawa”
Qoozi is an Arabian Gulf specialty, reflecting the generosity and hospitality of Bedouin Arabs.
It is a whole lamb, grilled (or roasted), stuffed, and served on a bed of rice and richly embellished with fried nuts. Continue reading “63. Whole Roasted Lamb (Qoozi), version 1”
Fattoush is an Arab salad that really just uses whatever salad vegetables you may have on hand. In addition to the ingredients mentioned below, sliced cucumber, olives, and grated carrot may also be added. Continue reading “62. Fattoush Salad”
Iced Tea was an integral treat in my childhood.
Having grown up, I still like to indulge in a glass of iced tea now and then, and especially appreciate the versatility of the drink. Continue reading “61. Fresh Lemon Iced Tea”