Old School Middle Eastern Recipes with Some Modern Day Twists

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Middle Eastern Salad

Middle Eastern Salad

This salad comes together quickly and is so refreshing and flavorful.The freshness comes from the mix of parsley, mint, lemon, cucumber and tomato. This is a common side salad that greets many Middle Eastern tables and can pair with about any dish, such as kabob, […]

Soft Pretzels

Soft Pretzels

It’s that time of year – the leaves are starting to change color, football is on nearly ever day of the week it seems, and pumpkin spice lattes are back! It’s fall! And what better way to kick-off the Oktoberfest season then with Soft Pretzels. […]

Baba’s Potato Chips

Baba’s Potato Chips

Growing up, we had a deep fryer and used it for one sole purpose, Baba’s potato chips. Especially on fall weekends, it was always a treat to see Baba cutting potatoes and watching the golden deliciousness coming out of the bubbling fryer. Just add a […]

Kufta

Kufta

My earliest memory of eating kufta is at my grandparent’s house. The house would fill with this familiar delicious smell, and I knew that a juicy spiced meat patty with slow roasted tomatoes in a pita sandwich was in my near future. Growing up, I […]

Vegetarian Stuffed Grape Leaves

Vegetarian Stuffed Grape Leaves

Vegetarian stuffed grape leaves, dolma, warak enab or yalanji -whatever you want to call it – are one of the best things to grace any gathering. When the dish is noticed, conversations are paused, eyebrows raise, crowds gather, and suddenly the 80 pieces you made […]

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 […]