Wednesday, July 6, 2022

1678. Walnut Flour Maamoul

Meet my new favorite maamoul: the walnut flour maamoul. Just in time for Eid. 

Monday, July 4, 2022

1677. Pizza Rolls

This is something the new generation taught me and contributed to MCW. Our little prodigy learned this recipe in the after-school activity and ceremoniously passed on her newly acquired knowledge most efficiently back home. 

Thursday, June 30, 2022

1676. Chunky Greek Salad

After chocolate cake, we must have salad. Greek salad with the classic Mediterranean flavors of feta, kalamata, tomato, cucumber, and onion is a dining addition to which you can't go wrong. 

Monday, June 27, 2022

1675. Microwave 7 Minute Chocolate Cake

I've been intending to make a microwave chocolate cake for a while, but wanted to make sure the recipe was just right, with none of that gummy-yet-still-dry texture. Here it is: an eggless, optionally dairy free microwave cake "baked in seven minutes.

Thursday, June 23, 2022

1674. Bee Pollen Granola

Bee pollen has a wide range of amazing health benefits. Downside is that it may taste a bit like what I imaging chalk to taste like, so eating it by the spoonful is ruled out. Incorporating it as an ingredients in this granola seems like the perfect solution. Caution: bee pollen loses much of its nutritional value upon heating, so add it to the granola once out of the oven to minimize this loss. 

Monday, June 20, 2022

1673. Flaming Corn Cob

Another trendy recipe, this flaming corn cob gets its name from the spicy chili chips coating it. A thin layer of sour cream and mayonnaise helps the crumbled chips adhere. 

Thursday, June 16, 2022

1672. Marshmallow Cornflakes Bars

We love our rice crispy treats here at the MCW household. Perfectly shaped with just the right amount of softness and marshmallow pull, combined with a secret ingredient making it irresistible. But this is a cousin of that beloved beast, totally unique in its own right, and uses only five ingredients. 

Monday, June 13, 2022

1671. Saffron Freekeh Chicken (One Pot)

Incorporating fruits in savory dishes is an element of the most sophisticated Iraqi cooking. This one-pot meat has a flavorful base of freekeh, topped with marinated chicken, and crowned with nuts and apricots which are technically a garnish, but are nonetheless a must-have part of the final dish.

Thursday, June 9, 2022

1670. Date Custard Toast (Air Fryer)

Not too long ago, I made a berry custard toast. This is one of those "internet recipes" which trend and blow up on social media. It was very successful, and surprisingly wholesome. Today, we reuse the recipe but swap the raspberries for dates, generating an entirely new flavor profile. 

Sunday, June 5, 2022

1669. Pasta Chips (Air Fryer)

I have a beautiful collection of cookbooks that I barely open anymore due to the flood of really good free recipes all over the internet that "happen" to come my way and make me forget my books! This is a trendy recipe, which lived up to its hype.