Monday, April 28, 2014

618. Roasted Bone Marrow

I remember as a child when we would gather for lunch and it was a marag, or Iraqi stew of some sort. Lucky was the one who got a piece of meat with a bone marrow!

Saturday, April 26, 2014

617. Iraqi Cauliflower Meatball Casserole

This Iraqi cauliflower-meatball casserole can just as easily be made in a pot like a regular marag or stew as it can in a casserole in the oven.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

616. Banana Espresso Cake

I'm beginning to overcome my aversion to mushy banana cake or bread quite rapidly with fantastic recipes.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

615. Iraqi Chicken Supreme

This is a very rustic Iraqi chicken dish that is similar in concept as tashreeb, but is cooked a bit differently.

Monday, April 21, 2014

614. Quince Paste

Quince (السفرجل) seems to have been out of fashion for a while, and people have only just started to re-discover and appreciate it.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

613. Fried Feta Cheese

I think this is an Egyptian appetizer and one of those recipes done by eye measurements.
I tried to measure as best I could, but in reality the recipe is very forgiving.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

612. Red Velvet Brownies

These red velvet brownies are one of those recipes that kids very much love and adults indulging their inner kids do too.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

611. Flaxseed Loaf

This gluten-free bread is virtually void of carbohydrates and is completely grain-free.
If you want to reset your metabolism and un-bloat your tummy, this is the food to do it.

Monday, April 14, 2014

610. Tuna Paté

It's amazing when something so basic as a pantry staple can of tuna transforms into a fancy decadent hors d'oevres.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

609. Zaatar Croissants

Zaatar croissant in the Middle East is equivalent to a butter croissant in Europe.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

608. Dundee Cake

For the longest time, to me, English cake was synonymous with Christmas cake which was synonymous with Fruitcake.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

607. Chickpea Vegan Curry

This vegan Indian curry is so delicious it's hard to believe it's so healthy!
In it shine seven different vegetables, which is more variety than what I usually eat in the span of a day, much less a single meal.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

606. Sausage Red Bean with Rice

Sausages for me are a breakfast food, served alongside an omelet or something.

Monday, April 7, 2014

605. Warm Chicken Cheese Poppy Sandwiches

Based on the warm salami cheese poppy sandwiches of yesterweeks, I came up with this chicken version to cut down on the processed meat intake.

Sunday, April 6, 2014

604. Traveling Through Arts and Times Exhibition

It was a wonderfully and refreshing rainy day here in Doha when I visited the special Traveling Through Arts and Times Exhibition held at Carnegie Mellon University.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

603. Dukkah Roast Chicken

The star of the week, dukka, can also be used in main dishes, such as this roast chicken.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

602. Dukkah Lebna

Thick, unctuous lebna can be dressed in infinite robes and is such a wonderful carrier of flavors.
Lebna, which is strained yogurt, is a very basic ingredient in Arabic cooking.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

601. Dukkah Cheese Log

This is a no-cook recipe, that is great as a simple and fast hors d'oeuvres.
Cream cheese is shaped into a log and rolled in dukka.