Saturday, August 30, 2014

672. Watermelon Feta Mint Salad

Trying to squeeze the last drops of Summer's bounty, I was at a loss at why on Earth I had not tried this salad earlier.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

671. Iraqi Breakfast Fried Tomato

I woke up last week-end with an intense craving for a breakfast of Iraqi fried tomatoes.
Well, we can't have that without some fried aubergines (eggplant) slices. I have some haloomi in the fridge; grill those too. And no breakfast in complete without eggs.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

670. Melon-Mint Smoothie

Melon and watermelon are the definition of Summer.
This refreshing smoothie is a must-drink before the end of the season.

Monday, August 25, 2014

669. Blueberry Qataef

Iraq is in my blood, and in addition to that, Palestine is any Arab and Muslim's duty.
These beautiful qataef (قطائف) are in honor of our beloved Palestine, land of our Holy sites and many of our prophets.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

667. Chocolate Fudgecicles

As simple as these chocolate fudge ice pops may be, they are rather scrumptious and have a very special bite to them.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Iraqi Breakfast Watermelon and Cheese

If you are eating watermelon as it is, you are missing out on some serious flavor combinations.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

665. Raw Cauliflower Tabboula

Had I not made this salad with my own hands, I would have had a difficult time believing the white crumbs in there are cauliflower and not burghul.

Friday, August 15, 2014

664. Lamb Pide

It's no secret Turkish food is among the absolute best in the world (along with Iraqi food of course!).

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Sunday, August 10, 2014

662. Bahraini Halawa

This following last month's Algerian Kaak, this month's MENA Cooking Club Challenge is the beautiful Bahrain.

Monday, August 4, 2014

661. Lebanese Fruit Cocktail

This rich and decadent Lebanese fruit cocktail drink is more of a dessert or meal substitute to tell you the truth.
As delicious as it may be, it does have a combination of components that make it suitable for an occasional treat, and it is really filling.

Sunday, August 3, 2014

660. Lebanese Ashta

Lebanese ashta (القشطة اللبنانية) is a great alternative to using triple cream in desserts.

Saturday, August 2, 2014

659. Avocado Ice Cream

Ripe avocado is luscious and decadent and turn out it really is fantastic in desserts!