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Shakshuka

I have such fond memories of eating Shakshuka with my late grandfather during my summers in Palestine. He used request that the shakshuka was made extra spicy. I found it pretty silly of him to make such a request, especially because it didn’t take long before his face would turn bright red from the heat and… Read More Shakshuka

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Rosemary Sea Salt Bread

Ingredients 2 cups bread flour (I used the King Arthur Flour) 1 1/4 cups warm water 1 1/2 teaspoons yeast 2 teaspoons sugar 6 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil (You’re going to be adding olive oil to the recipe a few times so it’s easiest to divide it up into tablespoons) 1 tablespoons sea salt + 1/2 teaspoon… Read More Rosemary Sea Salt Bread

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Za’atar Twists

Fresh Za’atar Twists. 🌿 Yesterday morning, my mother picked fresh oregano from our garden to be baked into I’raas Za’atar. But instead of going for the traditional look and using our usual dough recipe, I wanted to twist things up a bit (pun intended) 😉 These are the best breakfast treat and pair perfectly with… Read More Za’atar Twists

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Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

You’re probably checking out this recipe because you’ve got some over-ripe bananas or you know that you’re going to have some in a few days 😉  This recipe is actually JUST like my Nutella Banana Bread recipe, but instead of using Nutella, I added in semi-sweet chocolate chips.  Ingredients: 3 extra-ripe bananas (the more brown… Read More Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

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Sambosak

If you’re Arab, you know them as sambosak. But most know them as samosas.  They make amazing appetizers, such a crowd pleaser! Best part of all, they’re really simple to put together. And if you make a large batch of them and freeze them, they will save you one day. I promise you that.  Prep Time:… Read More Sambosak

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Tabbouleh

A while back, my favorite Michigander, Khalto Samah, dropped off some of her homemade tabbouleh and I was absolutely floored! It was the lightest, freshest tabbouleh that I have ever tasted.  It wasn’t before long that I was asking for her recipe and thankfully she was kind enough to share it with me and has… Read More Tabbouleh

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Nutella French Toast

Okay…so this is more of a dessert than it is a breakfast. But honestly, it’s worth the insane number of calories. NO REGRETS PEOPLE. NO REGRETS.  Ingredients: 1 loaf brioche bread (or bread of choice, Challah would work well too!) 1/4 cup milk 2 eggs 1/2 – 1 vanilla bean 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon 1 tablespoon… Read More Nutella French Toast

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Mexican Chicken Noodle Soup

Serves 4-5 people Ingredients: 1 large chicken breast or 2 small chicken breasts 3 cloves garlic, whole 1 medium-sized onion 1 celery stalk 1 medium-sized onion (Yes, a second onion) 1/2 – 1 jalapeño, sliced 1/2 bunch fresh cilantro 1 green bell pepper 1/2 colored bell pepper (red, yellow, or orange…you can also use mini… Read More Mexican Chicken Noodle Soup