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…

Carrots in Arabian style


Carrots with Arabian flavors. Yum! Carrots are a really underrated vegetable. One can really conjure up lots of good thanks to them. And they do not cost much either. People have told me that I cook overpriced food. But I really do not, but it comes to be able to stretch, bend and conjure but…

Charmila be kefta o ibayd – Charmila with meatballs and eggs


Moroccan meatballs with egg and tomato are among the tastiest available . The spices add up to a lovely symphoni .The eggs turned down when the meatballs are almost done. And may take the taste of the sweet tomato sauce. 1 chopped onion . 400g minced beef 1 tsp ginger 1 teaspoon cumin 0.5 tsp…

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…

Harissa – hot Chilisauce from Morocco


  Here is another recipe for Moroccan Harissa I got from my moroccan family. This is not as strong as the one I put in earlier. It is served with almost every meal. Yes there are those who eat it for breakfast too, but it can not handle my stomach anyway. I myself have almost…

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…