Old School Middle Eastern Recipes with Some Modern Day Twists

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Majedah’s Hummus

Majedah’s Hummus

This is an ode to hummus. Hummus has earned the title of a universal dish. From an upscale to a fast food restaurant, there is a good chance that you may find hummus on the menu, and if not, probably the place next door has […]

Baba Ganoush

Baba Ganoush

A smokey, silky, Middle Eastern eggplant dip with a punch of flavor.

Lahm Bi Ajeen

Lahm Bi Ajeen

This past week, I had the absolute pleasure of visiting family in Jordan. The culture is so rich with history, and the food is so deeply rooted to the culture. It is a surreal experience writing the recipe for Lahm Bi Ajeen while sitting here […]

Borek

Borek

This is a great appetizer that can be made in dozens at a time. There are many variations of borek ranging from Eastern Europe, Turkey and the Middle East. Our mom would always make a huge batch of borek and freeze them for later. As […]

Potato Chop

Potato Chop

It’s hard to eat just one potato chop. Once you bite into these spiced meat potato patties you will understand why.  In the first bite, you sink your teeth into the crispy exterior of the fried potato, then encounter the silky potato interior, and finally, the […]

Pita Chips

Pita Chips

As the youngest of the three teas, I would often be tasked with the easier recipe for our family gatherings. Pita chips! It didn’t really matter what they were purposed for, hummus, baba ganoush, or fattoush. I always found myself with the simple task of […]

Hummus

Hummus

Growing up, hummus for us was like ketchup – always available in the fridge to compliment any meal. We owe this constant supply of hummus to our Nana, Badriya. Nana would deliver a fresh supply of hummus every couple of weeks always saying “This is […]