Saturday, February 6, 2016

905. Iraqi Nut Lebna Log

Of late, this herby, nutty lebna log has been my go-to breakfast. Requiring no cooking, and minimal prep time, it is a major health kick for the body to boot. The basic strained yogurt recipe we used to also make lebna balls is rolled into a log, smothered in some roasted nuts and zaatar, then flanked by a side of briny olives and fresh parsley.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

904. Carrot Brigadeiro

Brazilians have a love affair with sweetened condensed milk, and use it famously and frequently in their desserts and many drinks. Brigadeiro is a notorious Brazilian sweet, made simply from cooking sweetened condensed milk, cocoa powder and a pad of butter until thick and pasty.

Friday, January 29, 2016

903. Palestinian Rommaniya

Straight off, I'll be honest: I had great expectations from this recipe and was just as greatly disappointed. Rommaniya (الرمانية الفلسطينية) is an ancient Palestinian recipe merging a lot of my favorite ingredients: lentils, aubergines, lemon, garlic, pomegranate molasses, and fresh pomegranate.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

902. Buttersquash Grain Salad

This is the ideal cold-season salad for many reasons. It is hearty, it keeps excellently for a week refrigerated, and it gives good sustenance to energy. Moreover, it tastes great.

Thursday, January 21, 2016

901. Jam Thumbprint Cookies

These cookies are fun and simple to make. The dough is a very basic one: butter, sugar, flour, plus an egg yolk and some salt. The jam is your choice; any type would work well.

Monday, January 18, 2016

900. Reader Recipe Pictures VI

This is the sixth round-up of Readers' Recipe Pictures, the collection is entirely from one single reader who is as a generous host as she is a commentator on MCW. Masha Allah and well done Denise!

Saturday, January 16, 2016

899. Crispy Asian Orange Chicken

This is a typical Asian fast food consisting of the usual Asian breading system: cubed chicken, drench in egg, dust in cornflour, and flash fry until crisp and golden. The secret lies in the three ingredient sticky sweet-savory sauce.

Sunday, January 10, 2016

898. Iraqi Sesame Kleicha

When Noor asked us to jump on board and shake things up for this month's MENA cooking club challenge and make a cookie, I was ready! The catch was that the cookie must be a VERY traditional cookie from our own cultural background.

Thursday, January 7, 2016

897. Baked Cheesecake in a Jar

What mason jars are to America, Bonne Maman jars are to the rest of the world. These individual cheesecakes baked in jam jars are adorably cute and give a nice touch to hosting a party, from barbecues to a casual lunch.

Saturday, January 2, 2016

896. Smoked Salmon Bagel Sandwich

A smoked salmon bagel is what I would order every time without fail at a bagel bar. Thankfully, it is one of the simplest things to recreate at home. A classic smoked salmon bagel would consist of cream cheese, onion slices, and of course the smoked salmon and bagel. Customization to personal preferences cannot get easier than this.