Saturday, December 29, 2018

1202. Flax Pizza

This is a pizza which uses whole wheat flour plus ground flax seeds in the dough. If pizza is a rare treat in your household, it might not be worth looking for a healthified dough recipe. If however pizza is a constant request, this version might start to look appealing.

Thursday, December 27, 2018

1201. Turkish Quince Dessert

I have been wanting to make this dessert for more time than I care to admit. Usually, my interest in sugar-syrup soaked desserts spans the duration of Ramadan only. Having finally nailed homemade geemar, I lunged at the opportunity to finally make this recipe, and it did not disappoint.

Sunday, December 23, 2018

1200. Iraqi Kahi

Kahi and geemar are a traditional breakfast served to newly weds in Iraq. Both the kahi and the geemar are made fresh and daily. Should you find yourself in Iraq wanting to indulge in this sweet and decadent breakfast daily, you would be sure to get it fresh daily.

Friday, December 21, 2018

1199. Iraqi Geemar

True Iraqi geemar is made fresh daily using buffalo milk. So first, what is geemar? Geemar is the creme de la creme. It is literally the cream layer skimmed off rich and luscious milk. Different-yet similar- variations exist in different culture, most notably the British clotted cream and the Turkish kaimak.

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

1198. Lemon Cake with Raspberry Glaze

My trusty lemon cake strikes again. See: original, variation 1, variation 2, variation 3, variation 4. This time, the standout is the all-natural raspberry glaze that covers the cake.

Monday, December 17, 2018

1197. Zaatar Crisps

Ever since I discovered I can easily and quickly whip up my own batch of puff pastry, options have been seemingly endless in both the sweet and savory departments. These zaatar crisps were altogether unavoidable, seeing our love for tangy Palestinian zaatar.

Friday, December 14, 2018

1196. Litchi Sago

Sago is a very starchy pearl used as a thickening agent. I think it is comparable to tapicoa, which is more commonly used in the Americas. We have made use of it once before in a well-loved and popular Arabian Gulf dessert here. This spin-off uses more Asian flavors (litchi, coconut milk), with a touch of Arabian rose, that quite frankly when combined brings memories of all things Isfahan.

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

1195. Simple Paella

This is not a traditional paella, but a much simpler replica to make life that much quicker. I used a bag of frozen seafood cocktail fish, from shrimp to octopus to calamari.

Thursday, December 6, 2018

1194. Caramel Apple Pie

Caramel and apples are an excellent idea. Baskets of crisp apples are even sold with tubs of ooey caramel at farmer markets and artisan delis. So why not combine them in a pie?

Sunday, December 2, 2018

1193. Salmon Corn Chowder

Fancy an delicious and cozy hug-in-a-bowl this winter? Look no further than this salmon chowder. It's got the comforting carbohydrate factors featured in the corn and potato additions, but it is the mild salmon that is the star here.