Old School Middle Eastern Recipes with Some Modern Day Twists

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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 […]

Turshi

Turshi

Turshi – it’s fun to say and fun to eat.  The middle-eastern style pickled vegetables are a true party in your mouth.    The tang of the vinegar combined with flavors of curry, garlic, coriander and turmeric add a bomb of flavor to any dish.   Try […]

Arabic Macaroni

Arabic Macaroni

This was the 30 minute meal before Rachael Ray’s 30 minute meals were a thing. My mom would come home from work and be able to whip this up as a meal for the whole family. I loved having this dish. It is so simple, […]

Lentil Soup (Shorbat Adas)

Lentil Soup (Shorbat Adas)

Whenever I’d watch my mom make lentil soup, I was always impressed with how quickly she was able to get it on the table for dinner. Within 30 minutes, a mound of dried, red lentils would turn into the creamiest bowl of soup. The creaminess […]