Manakish – Pizza from Lebanon and Middle east


It is said that this dish comes from Lebanon, but is common across the Arab world. This simple, cheap dish is often eaten as breakfast or lunch. Perfect to serve when the guests just comes for dinner or why not to picnic. 475 ml of lukewarm water 1200 ml flour 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon…

Zatáar – Arabic spice mix


Zatáar is a very common spice mixture all over the Middle East and North Africa. Perfect for chicken, pizza, the bread, etc. 3 tablespoons dried oregano 2 tablespoons dried thyme 3 tablespoons sumack 1 teaspoon salt 75 ml toasted sesame seeds Just to mix and store airtight until ready for use.

Muhalabiyya – Arabian Milkpudding with roses


Muhalabiyya is a common Arabic dessert across the Middle East and North Africa. This silky, smooth dessert that is reminiscent of an oriental rose garden is stunning. With this dessert as you travel the road on a magic carpet. l000 ml whole milk (3%) 200ml sugar 3 tbsp corn flour 3 tablespoons flour a small…

Zatáar Pizza buns


  Pizza buns a simply a lifesaver . Here I have made them with a little different seasoning but fits perfectly into them here Pizza buns. If you have some in the freezer, so there is always some wholesome homemade food ready and just throw in the microwave and melt it so. Not a lot…

Charmila bel bayd


Charmila bel bayd means Charmila with eggs. This typical breakfast and lunch specials are served throughout North Africa and this is coming from Morocco. If you want you can exclude eggs and get a vegan dish. Cheap, easy and tasty it is. 1 chopped yellow onion 2 chopped tomatoes oil salt, pepper 0.5 tsp hot…

Pita bread


  Pita bread I baked today. It’s probably the most baked bread in the world I think. It is eaten throughout the Middle East and North Africa, and certainly a few places more. Which is not hard to understand why, because it’s both good, cheap and taste so good. I have a new friend in…

Kataif – the golden cookies


This golden cookies from Lebanon, middle east and North africa, Kataif, you can fill with what ever you want to. Yes, I know I posted a recipe with Kataif before here on my blog. But this one is with a different filling. And yes I love this once and when I do them they allways…

Spiced Moroccon Rice


Love to spice rice. It becomes quite different depending on which flavor you use. Do you rinse the rice before you cook it? I know that in some countries as it´s “almost unleagel” to cook the rice without rinsing it in water before. The difference becomes starch disappears and the rice becomes more airy. This…

Kataif – Cakes from Lebanon


  Today I made some cookies from Lebanon. They were so good and tasted the same as when I ate them last, at least as I remember them, some few years back but I had not forgotten them. They are simple to make and tastes fantastic. And Im sure you will enjoy them as much…

Moroccon Chicken Tajine with Almonds


Now, I offer you my absolute favorite dish with chicken, almonds and spices. Moroccan cuisine is the cuisine that I like the most, the ones I’ve tasted of. The food is flavorful with lots of spices but with the perfectly-balanced, with no spice takes over. And it’s not even hot spices. Many of the spices…

Almond Konafa – Middle Eastern almond cheesecake


There is lots of different ways to make this cake. Each country has its own kind of recipe. This is the one I found was the best I ever tasted. Enjoy! 1 package Kanafa dough Syrup : 2 1/4 cups sugar 1 1/4 cups water Filling: 150g butter 1 tablespoon rose water 1 1/2 cups…

Harira – soup from North Africa


Soups are wonderful such days when winter creeps closer and snow lurking on to come anytime. Think soup is great food that really deserves better reputation than it has now. It will be both measured and it need not cost much to do. I make enough soup at least one time a week. Simple, fast,…