Old School Middle Eastern Recipes with Some Modern Day Twists

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Bamia (Okra Stew)

Bamia (Okra Stew)

Number 2 of our Timin and Marakah series (remember that means rice and tomato-based stew from our Basalia post)! Bamia (aka okra) is a beautifully tart and savory okra stew. It would always be a treat when our mom would make this dish for us, […]

Gerbeaud / Zserbo

Gerbeaud / Zserbo

Chocolate-covered, layered, and full of apricot jam and walnut filling, gerbeaud was the first Hungarian dessert I was introduced to. The bite-sized pieces trick you into eating many slices of this indulgent Christmas-time treat. Edina (my boyfriend Soma’s mom) and their family always make gerbeaud […]

Hot Chocolate

Hot Chocolate

Take this winter classic drink to the next level! Here, at Three Teas Kitchen, we love traditions and classic recipes. When we would go on our afternoon tea tradition at The Ritz-Carlton, I would order their hot chocolate set. It was such a nice holiday […]

Middle Eastern Eggs Benedict

Middle Eastern Eggs Benedict

I love brunch. Not only because it’s a time to get boozy with friends and family during the day, but mainly because there are so many fun food options! You can have sweet and savory items all part of the feast in the same course, […]

Vegan Pumpkin Pie with Oat Pecan Crust

Vegan Pumpkin Pie with Oat Pecan Crust

Our Nana always hosted wonderful Thanksgiving parties at her house. I remember her always running around the kitchen, making traditional Thanksgiving dishes, and, of course, I couldn’t wait to dive into her homemade apple pie. She is one of the greats at party hosting. Our […]

Samak Masgouf (Grilled Fish)

Samak Masgouf (Grilled Fish)

Friends, Thanksgiving is near. In honor of this American feast, we are posting what we consider the “Turkey” of an Iraqi Feast, Samak Masgouf, or grilled fish. Some say that Samak Masgouf is the national dish of Iraq. For us, it has always been the […]

Pumpkin Scones

Pumpkin Scones

Our mom loves her afternoon tea. Along with the Iraqi custom of enjoying cups of tea any time of the day, she also appreciates the English tradition of afternoon tea. ┬áThis is a tradition she experienced spending summers in England with her family and friends. […]

Kousa (Stuffed Zucchini)

Kousa (Stuffed Zucchini)

When I would come home from college, I would always stop by my grandparents house to raid the fridge for leftovers or Nana’s famous hummus. In the summers, I would sometimes run over to their house, have a quick lunchtime meal, watch tv with my […]

Tata’s Rose Water Lemonade

Tata’s Rose Water Lemonade

This drink was always a staple at my Tata’s house. Our Tata (my dad’s mom, Nimat) had a huge sweet tooth and would stack her kitchen with jars of candy (always including starburst), cookies, and, of course, her sweet rose water lemonade. As a child, […]

Nana B’s Deconstructed Chicken Pot Pie

Nana B’s Deconstructed Chicken Pot Pie

Making this dish brought back the wonderful memories of going to my grandparents house after school. As a kid, I loved all the creamy dishes: mac n cheese, mashed potatoes, fettuccine alfredo… and of course Nana B’s creamy chicken. I would like to think that […]