Food

Béchamel Pasta Bake

I love love loveeeee bechamel pasta bakes …in all forms and variations. Whether it’s the Egyptian Ma’carona Bechamel or the Greek Pastitsio or a traditional Italian Lasagna …I’m all for it! The very first time I enjoyed this dish, I was visiting my Aunt Fedaa’ in Jerusalem and since then it’s been in rotation as… Read More Béchamel Pasta Bake

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Falafel

Falafel is best when it’s crispy on the outside and green on the inside. Here’s how I make my favorite Falafel recipe. If you’d like to enjoy your falafel in the morning, you’ve got to prep the night before. This is a fairly large recipe because the point is you make a big batch once… Read More Falafel

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Tabbouleh

I sat down to write down this recipe and all I could think about is the Go Remy tabbouleh song from the early 2000’s — “Tabbouleh, Tabbouleh, Tabbouleh….makes me shake shake shake my booty”   Everyone makes tabbouleh a little different — here’s how my cousin Nora taught me how to make it and this is… Read More Tabbouleh

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Maa’moul Cookies

Whether it be Eid or Easter, Arabs all over the world welcome the holidays with these delightful date-stuffed semolina cookies known as Maa’moul or Ka’ak Bl Ajweh. In my family, it isn’t Eid without us dedicating a day to baking these cookies together. We surround the kitchen table and each one of us has a… Read More Maa’moul Cookies

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Beef Shawarma

I really cannot stress this enough…this shawarma is goooood. Like really good! I have a lot of picky eaters in my family and they were all impressed! Ingredients:  2 1/2 lbs boneless ribeye steak (or whatever cut you prefer) 2 tsp salt 1 tsp black pepper 1 tsp cumin 1 tsp allspice 1 tsp paprika… Read More Beef Shawarma