Sunday, June 30, 2019

1263. Blueberry Pie

Following up on the inadvertentness of 2019 inaugurated the year of Pie, this blueberry lemon pie was the next natural step. On the berry spectrum, blueberries are not the most tangy of the breed, so the lemon here really plays a melodious role.

Friday, June 28, 2019

1262. Overnight Green Olive and Rosemary Bread

The overnight bread strikes again. It truly is a special recipe. Takes seconds to make, zero muscle power, highly customizable in endless shapes and flavors... What more can one ask for? This loaf is studded with briny green olives and fresh rosemary that makes for the perfect savory tartine.

Thursday, June 27, 2019

1261. Strawberry Cheesecake

This cheesecake recipe, one of plenty galore on MWC, is probably the most factory-imitation one of all, in the sense of taste, texture, and cuts like a dream. To fully industrialize it, use a can of cheesecake topping and call it a day. I however went the from-scratch route, as I often tend to, and opted of a loose compote from fresh strawberries.

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

1260. Lime Pie

Looks like 2019 is quickly becoming the unintentional year of pies. While this lime pie requires the briefest baking stint, it is just as easy to make as a non-bake refrigerator pie. You see, the crust only needs 6-8 minutes baking, and the filling a bare 15 minutes more to set the eggs. Speaking of easy, the entire pie consists of three ingredients for the filling, and two more for the crust.

Friday, June 21, 2019

1259. Iraqi Warm Fresh Fava Salad

When we think of salads, it is mostly crisp cold versions of lettuce, tomato, and cucumber come to mind. Warm salads are also a thing inter-culturally, and serve a dual purpose of being delicious both warm and at room temp.

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

1258. Peach Pie

Pies continue to define 2019 in this floral peach pie. The crust in itself has evolved into an entity of its own, but the peaches, the peaches are converted into a candy-esque filling that will have you do a double check on the ingredient list as the whole pie only has three-quarters of a cup of sugar.

Monday, June 17, 2019

1257. Green Almonds & Salt

The only way I knew green almonds could be consumed was as a pickle. However, with the internet bringing everyone and their cat closer to each other, I recently discovered that fresh green almonds sprinkled with salt is seemingly a rather popular munch in the Middle Eat and Mediterranean.

Sunday, June 16, 2019

1256. {Air Fryer} Baked Feta

This is a delicious appetizer to share or can even be a light meal on its own if you are an appetizer affectionado. Soft, scoopable feta cheese with blistered flavorsome cherry tomatoes and a couple more surprises get soaked up with some crust bread to form a symphony in the mouth.

Thursday, June 13, 2019

1255. {Air Fryer} Vineleaves

The money here lays in the sauce for these stuffed vineleaves. As I was making it, I started to doubt the flavor profile, seeing how basic and simple the stuffing ingredients are. And then, va-voom, the sauce was made and I knew even before it was cooked that we've got a stunner.

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

1254. {Air Fryer} Whole Roast Chicken and Vegetables

I looove my air fryer. Because I love it so much, I think I will routinely publish recipes geared towards it. Who's in?

If I had one complaint about the air fryer is that I need two of them. Case and point, this wonderful, wonderful recipe which takes 10 minutes to put together before delivering it to the trusty air fryer to finish off. I need one for the chicken and one for the vegetables to have them ready for the same meal. Otherwise, what a great investment for succulent, moist, and crispy exterior food.

Sunday, June 9, 2019

1253. {Air Fryer} Aubergine Mushroom Clay Pot Beef Stew

Minimalists, look away. Not only is this a superfluous air fryer recipe, but a clay pot is required too. The clay pot was just too cute to not get. Not only aesthetically so, but also because it's got this old charm of bygone days when life was simpler and more wholesome. Turns out they are exceedingly healthy to cook in. Unlike teflon ware which leeches hormone-altering chemicals in our food, clay pot enrich our food with minerals that enhance our health.

Friday, June 7, 2019

1252. Rangina Cheesecake

Rangina is an ancient Arabian Gulf dessert featuring mainly toasted flour, dates, and a hefty quantity of ghee. MCW holds three variations of the dessert: classic, cups, and balls. We now add to the repertoire this rangina cheesecake, which creatively harmonizes the fundamental ingredients into a modernized new take.

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Eid Al Fitr 1440

‏الحمدلله على التمام، الحمدلله على البلاغ الحمدلله على الصيام والقيام اللهم اجعلنا ممن صام الشهر وادرك ليلة القدر وفاز بالآجر ، اللهمّ انا استودعناك رمضان فلا تجعله اخر عهدنا وأعده علينا أعواما عديدة ولا تخرجنا منه إلا مقبولين ومرحومين و معتوقين من النار .

Monday, June 3, 2019

1250. Royal Icing Cookies

This is a recipe about the icing, but I have included a simple sturdy cookie recipe ideal to use the icing on. The thing that's special about this royal icing is that it is ideal to paint decorations on a cookie. It needs a couple of hours to set, and barring experience, it usually yields great results.