Tuesday, December 31, 2013

538. Iraqi Herbed Fish Stew

This heavily-spiced and rich fish stew hails from the southern provinces of Iraq.

Monday, December 30, 2013

Sunday, December 29, 2013

536. Pear, Spinach, Blue Cheese Galettes

Do not be fooled by these little rustic parcels; they are completely reserved for sophisticated pallets.

Friday, December 27, 2013

Thursday, December 26, 2013

534. Tomato Olive Garlic Stecca

The basic no-knead artisan crusty bread has proved itself over and over to be a keeper of a recipe that just keeps getting better and better.

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Monday, December 23, 2013

532. Trio-Dessert Idea

I came across adorable single-serve plastic containers complete with their lids, and I thought that would be a brilliant way to serve old favorites!

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Thursday, December 19, 2013

530. Iraqi Thareed Bagilla

Thareed (or tashreeb) bagilla (ثريد أو تشريب باجلا), or broad bean thareed, is a festive Iraqi breakfast.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

529. Roast Aubergine Tomato and Chicken Escalope Ciabatta Sandwich

This gourmet sandwich does take time and planning ahead, but a single bit will render all efforts rewarded!

Monday, December 16, 2013

527. Peanut Butter Tray Cake

This is a naughty cake that will have you stuffed from the first slice and which kids will gobble down like there was no tomorrow.

Sunday, December 15, 2013

526. Brown Lentil Soup

Lentil soup is to be treated with exceptional respect. It is a sustaining and highly nutritious soup, that has gotten people over thousands of years through hard times and near-famine.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

525. Iraqi Dolma

Much like kleicha, dolma is another Iraqi family/social affair to make. Gather your family, close friends, and neighbors, and start making dolma!

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

524. Sticky Ginger Cake

There is something about the pinch of cold wind that makes one crave all things ginger.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

523. Pea Popcorn

This is supposed to be a healthy alternative to popcorn, but I actually preferred it to popcorn!

Monday, December 9, 2013

522. Fried Riceless Cauliflower Shrimp

They said it and they kept on saying it, but I just would not believe it until I tasted it for myself!

Sunday, December 8, 2013

521. Roast Parsley Potato Halves

Have you ever pressed flowers in a book, forgotten about it, and were so pleased when you found it accidentally again? This recipe reminds me of pressed flowers.

Thursday, December 5, 2013

520. Ageeli Qatari Cake

Ageeli (عقيلي) is a Qatari cake that tickles the senses with its luxurious perfume of saffron, cardamom, and rosewater.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

518. Roast Chicken in Milk

This is one of those dishes that tastes better than it looks. Lets get this straight: curdled milk or yogurt is a complete no-no in dishes like kubba labania.

Monday, December 2, 2013

517. Butterscotch Cake

A curious thing happened the other day. I was surprised to see -for the first time here- butterscotch chips at the supermarket.

Sunday, December 1, 2013

516. Tabasco Chicken Burgers

This has got to be one of the simplest and tastiest chicken burgers around.
You seriously can not get any easier than this.