Tuesday, December 29, 2015

895. Buffalo Chicken Meatballs

This is a fast weekday meal with a punch of flavor. Served alongside a carb of choice (potatoes or bread or rice) and a healthy side of sauteed or steamed or roasted vegetables, it makes for a hassle-free and go-to dish.

Friday, December 25, 2015

894. Strawberry Jam Oat Bars

These nostalgic fruit jam bars are so easy to make and please all from the ages of 3 to 70 alike. Part of what is so fantastic about them is that the recipes uses all pantry staples, and we need those kinds of recipes once in a while.

Monday, December 21, 2015

893. Coconut Chicken Curry

Curry is such a broad term for a variety of stews from India, to Thailand, and more. Although no chicken curry can surpass my favorite, I do have a few here on MCW that are not only chicken based, but also vegan versions and seafood ones. The addition of coconut milk makes a curry magical to me. This colorful curry is a great weekday meal.

Friday, December 18, 2015

892. Gingerbread Cookie Icebox Cake

For me, this is a new-age type of cake. It is not a cake in the traditional sense at all; rather it is composed of staked cookies, with sweetened whipped cream sandwiching the layers in between. Given the concept, one can imagine how the varieties can be endless.

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

891. Pumpkin Seed Granola

I love my trusty granola recipe and have made it countless times. This is the simplified and stripped-down version which also lends itself to endless varieties. The star of the show are the pumpkin seeds, but there are also flax seeds in there and feel free to add/substitute for sesame and sunflower seeds as well.

Thursday, December 10, 2015

890. Syrian Roast Lemon Garlic Chicken

How can one talk about Syrian food without mentioning Syrian people? Such a fertile and blessed land loved by Prophets travelers alike. Such a bountiful people and land where hospitality knows no bounds and fruit tree branches hang low from their blessed load. May Allah take vengeance for Iraq and Syria and every Muslim nation victimized by the enemy.

Saturday, December 5, 2015

889. Brazilian Carrot Cake

This Brazilian carrot cake, Bolo de Cenoura, has little to do with the traditional carrot cake we know internationally. This vibrant orange colored carrot cake gets its color completely naturally from blended carrots.

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

888. Iraqi White Bean Salad

The use of pulses in salads is not a new concept, and is one especially popular in Middle Eastern cuisine.
Some bean/pulses salads here on MCW are chickpea, black eyed peas, and lentils.