Tuesday, July 7, 2020

1414. Grilled Vegetables with Pomegranate Marinade


Some consider this one of the best ways to use up excess vegetables stored just a bit too long in the fridge. I consider it well worthwhile to buy vegetables just to make this. Aubergines and courgettes are pretty much standard. Roasted red pepper would not be amiss here either. I added roasted butternut cubes for a contrast in both color and flavor. The dressing which also serves as a marinade is what really brings it all together.

Sunday, July 5, 2020

1413. Turkish Potato Feta Filo Rolls


These crispy flakey little parcels bear good tidings. They are stuffed with a potato and cheese mixture that lends it a lightness as compared to an all-cheese stuffing. You don't taste the potato in the final product, but it gives a very mild flavor preventing the cheese from overwhelming the pastry.

Thursday, July 2, 2020

1412. Beetroot Quinoa Salad


I admit there came a time regardless of the wonderful salad recipes I have on MCW, I found myself in a salad rut. No salad would excite me, and I am the kind of person who finds it burdensome to eat something just because it is "good for you". It needs to be deliciously good. Then came this beetroot quinoa salad and reignited my love of salads all over again.

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

1411. Chicken Strips


If there were a universally accepted version of chicken coming just after a roast chicken are chicken strips. There is just something irresistible about a breaded and fried cut of chicken that appeals to children and adults alike. This particular recipe marinates the meat in a spiced yogurt mixture, maximizing tenderness and flavor.

Sunday, June 28, 2020

1410. Pantry Chocolate Cake


No eggs, no butter, and just two tablespoons of milk, this is an pantry recipe is there ever was one. Even the lemon juice can be swapped for white vinegar. As for the oil, use any liquid vegetable oil you have on hand.

Thursday, June 25, 2020

Yemen Is Being Starved


It is a rare event when I choose to diverge from the raison d'être of this blog and talk about something else. In this world where the mentality of "dog eats dog" prevails, it is rendered difficult to associate with and practice a fundamental concept in Islam, that all Muslims are brethren. Our brethren in Yemen are being starved for months now. Yes, Yemen is being starved, and not Yemen is starving, because the starvation is a calculated and intentional act performed by power-hungry men in suits and their vapid racketeering puppets barely qualifying as humans with an agenda.

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

1408. Breakfast Egg Sandwiches


Quarantine has turned into the longest weekend where every morning deserves a weekend breakfast. I found mini pita breads in the market and found this is one of the best ways to use them in a breakfast. As non-recipe recipe, I suggest the best ingredient combination, and you feel free to adapt quantity or variations as preferred.

Sunday, June 21, 2020

1407. Joojeh Kabab


This is a farsi classic that I believe might qualify as fast food as it seems to be a popular street food in their district. Chunks of chicken (I used boneless skinless chicken breast but bone-in chicken thigh chunks can also be used) are marinated in an onion, saffron, and yogurt mixture overnight.

Thursday, June 18, 2020

1406. Blueberry Ricotta Cake


This is a simple and easy cake that can be served over breakfast or for an afternoon tea. Ricotta renders the cake delicately moist. The cake is very lightly sweetened because you should not skip the sweet lemon glaze!

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

1405. Shrimp Tacos


Tacos are sandwiches, a la Mexican. They pack in a healthy dose of protein and vegetables all wrapped in a pliable tortilla bread. This version uses garlicky shrimp paired with crunchy shredded cabbage for a nice contrast in texture.