Baked fish with Molasses

This is a very simple and easy for those that want a delicious flavourful fish dish but not sure how to do it or what goes well with fish.  Fish is a bit of a weird meat and many people are intimidated to cook it, but follow these simple steps and you’ll be stuffing yourself…

Succulent Steak Marinade

Often times we focus on complicated meals and entrees, but having just a well marinated steak with a small side of steamed veggies can be a revelation. The key is the marinade and that is where the focus of this recipe is, here is what I would say is one of the best no-fail marinades…

Playful Pizza Sliders

These are perfect for kids, PERFECT!  They will love them, they can help customize them and they are absolutely delicious.  They are also great for picnics and the keep well for any other snackable occasion.  Easy to make, below you’ll see how you can mass produce these sliders in no time, and the taste is…

Apricot Cream Cheese cookies

These delicate apricot cheese biscuits are always soft and full of flavour.  Any chance I get to adding apricot into my life I take it! They have the tangy sweetness of apricot preserve/jam which makes for a subtle flavour that is not too sweet.  If you are afternoon tea – these are a must!  Very…

Delectable Donut Muffins

These are super soft concoctions that are buttery ad taste like old fashion cinnamon and sugar roles.  Really easy to make and yields a good amount, perfect for a side plate when you’re having some tea or coffee in this lazy hazy afternoons at home. Time: 30 min Serves: 10 Good for: Everyday dessert Great…

Fine Fattoush

Another light salad, usually served alongside a tabbouleh to give some options, this one is a sort of Middle Eastern take on the caesar salad with the crispy pita bread “croutons”.  Very light and extremely healthy (I mean you got Radish in there!).  I haven’t included the sumac spice as a must in case you…

A Fantastic Fool – Medamas

There have been remnants of fool medames uncovered in a number of the 12th Dynasty (1991-1786 B.C.) Pharonic tombs in Egypt.  This dish is one of the most common and popular forms of Egyptian street food, and probably the country’s national dish. It is typically a breakfast food, but it is best eaten during the…

Mutabbal

Another Middle Eastern staple, this is for eggplant lovers – like me – a Godsend. This is very similar in appearance and texture to hummus but made entirely out of baked eggplant.  A nice appetizer, the eggplant is a great weighty addition to any meal. Time: 45 min Serves: 6 Good for: Flavourful, ethnic  appetizer…

Easy cooking ideas with kids

You probably heard this somewhere, but part of getting your kids to appreciate food, and possibly try a few flavours that they wouldn’t otherwise, is to get them involved in the kitchen in prepping, especially the cooking part.  I usually like to involve my little guy not only for that – but as a welcome…

The Humble Hummus

It is a dish with origins in the Levant — a region that includes Lebanon, Syria, Palestine, Jordan and Turkey — due to the abundance of chickpea agriculture. It is practically guaranteed if you are invited to a Levantine dinner that this will be present on the table.  Interesting fact about Hummus is that some health…