Thursday, October 29, 2015

878. Multicolor Beet Salad

This is the perfect Autumnal salad with all the beetroot, carrot, peas, cabbage, and the amazing potato. The potato is just like chips-fries and it completely makes you forget this is a salad.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

877. Jamie's Shepherd's Pie

Full disclosure, this shepherd's pie is from Jamie Oliver's Comfort Food cookbook and my family and I agree that my cottage pie is so much better. Having said that, Jamie did suggest to serve this pie with "lots of condiments" so when we ate it with HP it was much better and not so bland.

Saturday, October 24, 2015

876. Iraqi Aashouriya

Aashouriya (عاشورية) is a dish many Muslim cultures have versions of, and it is made for the occasion of Ashoura (عاشوراء). The foundation is always the same: dried grains and dried pulses cooked to a sort of sweet pudding which may or may nor include dried fruits as well.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

875. North African Aubergines and Couscous

While this vegetarian dish is not necessarily be authentically North African, the flavor combinations in it most certainly are. Preserved limes, briny olives, sweet sultanas, fresh coriander and mint, cooling yogurt, earthy cumin, nuttiness and the indisputable couscous among others.

Sunday, October 18, 2015

874. Taco Cups

Cupcake or muffin tins have so many uses that people have even written cookbooks on foods made in them! Similar to loaded nachos, this is the mini version with some changes.

Friday, October 16, 2015

873. Aubergine Puffs

Is there any food wrapped in puff pastry and baked to a flaky, golden, and crisp finish that isn't good? Some examples right here on MCW are: shrimp, meat leaf, cheese, and zaatar among others.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

872. Green Beans in Tomato

Green beans in tomato is a dish so wide-spread that many countries consider it their own. Iraq definitely, but also Turkey, Greece, and Cyprus. In fact, this was one of my mother's favorite dishes to prepare. You can eat it hot, warm, or cold.

Sunday, October 11, 2015

871. Tahini Potato Baked Kofta

Tahini Potato Baked Kofta is a Levantine classic, but it is an acquired taste of a dish. Kofta discs are put in a pool of tangy tahini sauce, covered in overlapping discs of parboiled potato, and baked to a bubbly welcoming dish.

Friday, October 9, 2015

870. Coconut Shrimp Curry

Similar to the meatball kale stew, this is a fast and healthy meal, easy to put together and packed with flavor. Coconut milk brings everything together once again, and the protein of choice is shrimp.

Monday, October 5, 2015

869. Bran Cake Loaf

This cake has immediately catapulted to being one of my favorite cakes. No sooner has the cake neared finishing do I have a new one baking in the oven. It's that good. Who could believe that its majorly healthy to boot?

Saturday, October 3, 2015

868. Asian Chicken Salad

This salad mirrors Asian flavors through the combination of purple cabbage, carrots, and fresh coriander. Lime, soy sauce, and chili also go in the dressing. As for the chicken, you can poach it, but I preferred to bread and lightly fry it instead.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

867. Meatball Kale Stew

This stew is actually something of a cross between a curry and a soup. You can adjust the thickness to your liking. The coconut milk lends a very subtle and smooth flavor to this stew, and the kale is a hearty compliment to the meatballs.