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Mujadara [GF, V]

A quick and easy meal that’s a favorite at picnics! Mujadara is an easy, simple, and delicious meal to make for family. My family favorite dish when we go on a picnic is Mujadara with a side of simple chopped salad and green olives. A quick and easy meal for the entire family!   Learn how to make this delicious…

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Quinoa Salad [GF; V]

A flavorful family side dish favorite!   One of my daughters introduced me to quinoa. I started creating different dishes with quinoa because my daughter is gluten intolerant and vegetarian. One of these dishes is Quinoa Salad. The texture, the multi-colors, and the dressing all create an extraordinary meal. Perfect for family gatherings. Sahtein! Enjoy!       Facebook Twitter…

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Makdous [Pickled Stuffed Baby Eggplant]

Makdous: baby eggplants filled with nutty joy [Pickled Stuffed Baby Eggplant] When I was growing up in Kuwait, my father used to go to the farmers market once a week to buy vegetables and fruits. I still remember that every time he came home, it looked like he bought the whole market. He would bring home squash, tomatoes and cucumber…

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Pickled Persian Cucumbers

Persian Cucumbers: the king of pickles In Palestine, it is very traditional to have pickles with food. Women learn to make all kinds of pickles for their family. There are many types of delicious picked vegetables! Persian cucumbers, cauliflowers, turnips, carrots, and cabbage are a few of my favorites. I learned how to make pickles from my mother. Each one…

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Katayef [Qatayef]

Middle Eastern stuffed pancakes are the perfect Ramadan dessert for nuts and cheese lovers! Ramadan Mubarak to all my Muslim sisters and brothers worldwide! As this blessed month comes to an end, I pray that your Ramadan has been full of barakah and blessings.   Ramadan is my favorite time of the year and I wanted to share a delicious…

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Halawet Smeed ∙ Vegan Semolina Cake

A deliciously light 4 ingredient vegan dessert for any occasion I was young when my mother first made Halawet Smeed. Ramadan had come in the summer and it was so hot in Kuwait. I was napping because fasting in the heat was too tiring. My mother, as usual, was in the kitchen preparing the Iftar meal for when we would…

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Vegan Coconut Cake

A scrumptious coconut fix for your sweet cravings Coconut is a family favorite for dessert in my house. My daughter and I were craving something sweet, a dessert that we would all love. I looked inside the pantry searching for ingredients to make a quick desert. I found flour and coconut. That’s all I needed to spark a new recipe.…

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