Trying to squeeze the last drops of Summer’s bounty, I was at a loss at why on Earth I had not tried this salad earlier. Continue reading “672. Watermelon Feta Mint Salad”
I woke up last week-end with an intense craving for a breakfast of Iraqi fried tomatoes.
Well, we can’t have that without some fried aubergines (eggplant) slices. I have some haloomi in the fridge; grill those too. And no breakfast in complete without eggs. Continue reading “671. Iraqi Breakfast Fried Tomato”
Melon and watermelon are the definition of Summer.
This refreshing smoothie is a must-drink before the end of the season. Continue reading “670. Melon-Mint Smoothie”
Iraq is in my blood, and in addition to that, Palestine is any Arab and Muslim’s duty.
These beautiful qataef (قطائف) are in honor of our beloved Palestine, land of our Holy sites and many of our prophets. Continue reading “669. Blueberry Qataef”
These bourag were a happy accident. Continue reading “668. Lamb Pomegranate Bourag”
As simple as these chocolate fudge ice pops may be, they are rather scrumptious and have a very special bite to them. Continue reading “667. Chocolate Fudgecicles”
If you are eating watermelon as it is, you are missing out on some serious flavor combinations. One of which is the famous and beloved Iraqi style combo of watermelon and salty cheese.
I like to pair my watermelon with Haloomi cheese. This makes for a delicious and fresh breakfast, but like all breakfast foods, it is just as good any time of day.
I think by now it is a rarity to meet an Iraqi who does not have some memory, vivid or vague, of being in the midst of a bombardment. I remember when I was barely ten and the sirens had just turned off, my mother cut us some watermelon and fresh white Iraqi farmer’s cheese for breakfast after long hours in the bomb shelter. At the time, this small familiar act came almost as a comfort and relief in the midst of war.
May Allah grant comfort and relief to all in need.
Had I not made this salad with my own hands, I would have had a difficult time believing the white crumbs in there are cauliflower and not burghul. Continue reading “665. Raw Cauliflower Tabboula”
It’s no secret Turkish food is among the absolute best in the world (along with Iraqi food of course!). Continue reading “664. Lamb Pide”