Thursday, October 29, 2015
Tuesday, October 27, 2015
Full disclosure, this shepherd's pie is from Jamie Oliver's Comfort Food cookbook and my family and I agree that my cottage pie is so much better. Having said that, Jamie did suggest to serve this pie with "lots of condiments" so when we ate it with HP it was much better and not so bland.
Saturday, October 24, 2015
Aashouriya (عاشورية) is a dish many Muslim cultures have versions of, and it is made for the occasion of Ashoura (عاشوراء). The foundation is always the same: dried grains and dried pulses cooked to a sort of sweet pudding which may or may nor include dried fruits as well.
Wednesday, October 21, 2015
While this vegetarian dish is not necessarily be authentically North African, the flavor combinations in it most certainly are. Preserved limes, briny olives, sweet sultanas, fresh coriander and mint, cooling yogurt, earthy cumin, nuttiness and the indisputable couscous among others.
Sunday, October 18, 2015
Friday, October 16, 2015
Tuesday, October 13, 2015
Green beans in tomato is a dish so wide-spread that many countries consider it their own. Iraq definitely, but also Turkey, Greece, and Cyprus. In fact, this was one of my mother's favorite dishes to prepare. You can eat it hot, warm, or cold.
Sunday, October 11, 2015
Tahini Potato Baked Kofta is a Levantine classic, but it is an acquired taste of a dish. Kofta discs are put in a pool of tangy tahini sauce, covered in overlapping discs of parboiled potato, and baked to a bubbly welcoming dish.
Friday, October 9, 2015
Monday, October 5, 2015
Saturday, October 3, 2015
This salad mirrors Asian flavors through the combination of purple cabbage, carrots, and fresh coriander. Lime, soy sauce, and chili also go in the dressing. As for the chicken, you can poach it, but I preferred to bread and lightly fry it instead.
Thursday, October 1, 2015
This stew is actually something of a cross between a curry and a soup. You can adjust the thickness to your liking. The coconut milk lends a very subtle and smooth flavor to this stew, and the kale is a hearty compliment to the meatballs.