Mercimek Koftesi – Turkish Red Lentil and Bulgur Kofte – Vegan Kofte

Mercimek Koftesi, Vegan Turkish kofte that is made with red lentils and bulgur and the best part is, these are not deep fried. Stuff it inside some crisp lettuce to enjoy as an appetizer or lunch. This recipe for the

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Sheer Khorma – Sheer Khurma for Eid – Dates, Milk and Vermicelli Pudding

Sheer Khorma or Sheer Khurma is a festival special dish made during the Eid festival. Eid is an important festival for Muslims that marks the end of the Ramadan fast. This festival celebrates the end of the month long dawn

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Baklava

Baklava is a crispy, rich, sweet pastry made of layers of phyllo dough filled with nuts and drenched with honey syrup. This ethnic Middle Eastern confection has been in my mind for several months, and this weekend made its grand

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Naan – Garlic Naan (Oven baked Flatbread)

Garlic Naan is a flattened flatbread that is very famous in many parts of Asia. The Naan is from the Persian origin and is usually cooked in a Tandoor. Also what differentiates the naan from the rest of the Indian

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Carrot and Walnut Slices – Cezeriye (A Popular Turkish Dessert)

24th Nov, 2013 Recently I have been bringing home a lot of cook books from our local library. This recipe is from one such book that I brought home this week. The book is called the Turkish Cookbook – Regional

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Honey Comb Buns or Bee’s Hive Bun / Khaliat Nahal

Khaliat Nahal or the Honey Comb Bun is a common Middle Eastern confectionery which is typically filled and then glazed with sweet syrup. There are savory versions of the bun as well (which was what I made).  The recipe makes

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Xarba Arbija – A Libyan Soup – BM # 32

28th Sept, 2013 When looking for a recipe to make for the alphabet X, my husband came up with this soup which is a classic Libyan Beef and Vegetable soup with lentils and chickpeas. The name was very fascinating and

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Quinoa Tabbouleh – BM # 32

20th Sept, 2013 For the alphabet Q, I wanted to make something with quinoa. Recently I had been to a workshop in our local library here that was called the Cooking with whole grains. In that workshop, the presenter was

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Falafel – Blogging marathon # 26

. This week we celebrated our little ones third Birthday and it was a weeklong celebration. Celebrations at home on his actual Birthday, celebration in school and a little get together with friends. I like to have a theme when

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