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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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Vegetable Soup

It’s like a party in a pot! What’s better than soup on a cold day in winter? Sometimes, I come home late from work and when it’s cold outside I am not sure what to cook for my family to warm them up. I usually open the fridge to look at what I have that I can throw together into…

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Middle Eastern Loaded Fries

Crunchy, creamy, and flavorful; a potato lover’s dream! My family LOVES potatoes! Especially fries! Some nights, I don’t know what to cook and my family wants a quick meal. This time, I made Middle Eastern Loaded Fries! What makes it Middle Eastern, you say? The delicious spices and tahini sauce! The fun thing about this meal is that you can…

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Eggplant Stuffed with Meat & Pine Nuts (Sheikh al Mah’shee)

Savory stuffed eggplant with a creamy red sauce. My mouth is watering just thinking about it!  My first time tasting Sheikh al Mah’shee is a fond memory for me. I was in middle school at the time, and my friend Maha had invited me to her house for lunch, after a long day at school. In the Middle East, lunch…

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Mansaf

Mansaf, the meal of celebrations.  My personal Mansaf recipe, a mix of meat and cauliflower cooked in yogurt and plated over stone baked bread.   I still remember that my mother would begin preparing very early in the morning when she was going to make Mansaf. My mother always prepared Mansaf when we were going to have a guest visiting…

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Musakhan

Spiced chicken topped with sautéed onions. Plate this over stone baked bread and you have a marvelous, authentic Palestinian meal! Once upon a time, my father came home from work carrying 15 chickens and asked my mother to make Musakhan for the next day. My mother surprisingly asked him why he needed all of these chickens for her to make…

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Maqlouba [GF; VO]

A delicious meal that can only be served upside down! Ramadan, the Muslim holy month of fasting, is coming soon and Maqlouba reminds me of Iftar, the meal in which we break our fast at sunset, dinners while growing up in Kuwait. Each Thursday and Friday, we would either be invited to an Iftar dinner party at a family or…

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