Tuesday, September 30, 2014

689. Spinach Gratin

Creamed spinach is one of my favorite non-healthy-disguised-as-healthy sides.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

688. Prune Earl Grey Yogurt Parfait

This parfait was an accidental skinny dessert. I love re-hydrated prunes, so I decided to showcase them as a fancy dessert.

Friday, September 26, 2014

687. Panisses Chickpea Fries

I had to make and taste these panisses to believe how truly they mimic the flavor of potato fries; it was incredible!

Thursday, September 25, 2014

686. Korean Minced Beef: Express

Express is the key word here.
Asian flavors are clearly conveyed, and by using ground meat, the dish comes together so fast.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

685. Freekeh Soup

I was surprised when I discovered that freekeh is not to everyone's tastes.

Monday, September 22, 2014

684. Moroccan Chicken with Apricots and Prunes

Moroccan Tagines are very rich in spices and even fruits that make them highly flavorful and aromatic dishes.

Friday, September 19, 2014

683. Mendiants

Mendiants are a classic French confection that consist of a small disk of chocolate topped with your choice of dried fruits and nuts.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

681. Iraqi Tomato Spinach Stew

Iraqi marags (stews) are defined by the type of vegetable and meat in it, as well as by its color.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

680. Kubba Fetteh

Fetteh (الفتة), as seen in my chicken fettah a while back, is basically a dish consisting of fried crispy pita bread, topped with things (chicken or meat or pulses or vegetables...) and a sauce of sorts.

Friday, September 12, 2014

679. Pretzel Sausage Roll

Sausages wrapped in soft salty bronzed pretzel bread make for a fun snack or dinner for kids (most adults, too).

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Monday, September 8, 2014

677.Qatari Rangina: Fresh Date Sweet

I would have thought this dessert, Rangina (رنجينة الرطب) was of the Arabian Gulf Bedouin origins, with all the fresh dates, toasted flour, and ghee. I however was quickly corrected.

Saturday, September 6, 2014

676. Chinese 5 Spice Chicken and Brown Fried Rice

I watched Jamie Oliver make this chicken wings dish on the TV, and the entire audience, including myself, were eager to try it out.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

675. Cauliflower Crispy Chicken Salad

Random ingredients laying around in the fridge was the inspiration behind this salad.
I have been loving using blitzed cauliflower in place of a carbohydrate (rice or burghul).

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

674. Rosewater Watermelon and Mint

As a farewell bid to Summer fruit for the year, this watermelon recipe follows after Iraqi watermelon and cheese and watermelon feta salad, and is just as simple and just as delicious.

Monday, September 1, 2014

673. Cheese Pide

As previously mentioned in the lamb pide I put up, Turkish pides can also be made of vegetables and cheese.