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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

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Rosewater Lemonade

Honestly, I didn’t think lemonade could get any better. I don’t think I’ll ever make it without rosewater ever again.  Ingredients:  1 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice 6 cups of water 2/3 cup sugar 1 teaspoon rosewater   Step 1: In a medium saucepan, combine 2/3 sugar and 2 cups of water over medium heat. Once… Read More Rosewater Lemonade

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Simit – Turkish Bagels

Ingredients:  Makes 10 small simit or 6-8 larger simit. 3 1/4 cup all purpose bread flour or unbleached all purpose flour 1 1/2 teaspoons salt 1 1/2 warm water 3 teaspoons yeast 1/2 teaspoon sugar 3 tablespoons vegetable oil Topping: 1/2 cup pekmez (This is also known as “Grape Molasses” and can be found at your… Read More Simit – Turkish Bagels