Comparing & Contrasting Palestinian & Syrian Versions of “Maqloobeh”

One of the most popular Levantine cuisine concoctions, “Maqloobeh” or as locally pronounced “Ma’loobeh”, could very well be the most loved shared dish in the Levant! It is everyone’s childhood memory, and everyone’s favourite comfort food. There is not a Levantine home that does not know, cook, love and appreciate Ma’loobeh! That said, there are …

Comparing Palestinian & Syrian versions of Fattet Makdoos

Fattet Makdoos is a very popular dish in Levantine cuisine. Fatteh in general is a term given to a dish that is usually layered and at the base is always bread. Coming from the Arabic term “futt Khobez” meaning breaking bread into smaller pieces. Every Fatteh will always include: a layer made out of bread …

Ramadan Special 2019 – Exploring Levantine Cuisine

   You know it is a tradition! Since I started a blog – as long as I can remember – I have always had a Ramadan Special tradition. Where every Ramadan I choose a theme, a focus point to share with you. Where usually I would post 30 posts, one each day and share …

The Health Benefits of Pickles

  Pickles in History It was not always the case that varieties of foods were available all year round for people to consume. Back in the day, as you know, there was not even refrigeration to store seasonal produce long enough let alone store in season produce for out of season use such as we …

Palestinian Maqloobeh, Baseless Historical Claims & Instagram Deleting Comments!

For Reference: Palestinian Eggplant Maqloobeh meaning eggplant upside down, is a one pot concoction in Palestinian cuisine, where rice, fried eggplants, sliced tomatoes and boiled meat are cooked together until the rice is cooked through. Once done cooking, the pot is then turned upside down over a large plate, to reveal a rice concoction that …

Himalayan Pink Salt – What is all the hype about?

  During the past few years, Himalayan pink salt has become the talk of the culinary world. We have all been hearing about this amazing salt, from health benefits to superiority in quality and flavour to even the many new kitchenware applications of these salt rocks (the salt griddles, salt plates, salt slabs…etc). So what exactly …

Homemade Vegan Food Colouring

A beautiful but non-edible rainbow; Who doesn’t love looking at all kinds of colour? We fall in love with the look of highly colourful foods, especially those baked foods. I mean who doesn’t love looking at those decorated cakes and cookies and marvelling at the talent employed for creating them? Many of us know today …

Top Tips: 5 ways I gained more hours a day!

It seems we are always complaining about having no time. From no time to prepare our own food at home to basically no time to do anything else for that matter. I run a very busy schedule and totally understand that. However, small changes to my day and the way I organise my time have done …

“Clean Eating”

This recipe is Gluten-free | Dairy-Free| Sugar-free | Egg-Free. Basically free of all allergens that could harm celiac patients or those who are intolerant to any of those ingredients. You will have come across recipes on my website that state the couple of lines above and similar statements. You may even find some of my …