About Me

Hi I’m Rouba, welcome to my Food Journey!

I’m not a chef.  I’m a self-taught home cook.

My 3 passions in life are my family, my culture and food.

Hospitality is central to my Middle Eastern culture and our food is the ultimate cuisine for sharing. I am a mum of two boys and have a large extended family & circle of friends – so naturally entertaining and sharing food has become a huge part of my life.

My Food Journey began when I first left home and was barely able to cook an egg! I was in trouble.

That’s when I started hunting for simple Middle Eastern recipes from magazines, books and TV. I was so hungry for good recipes – I’d even start conversations with strangers in grocery stores!

Here, I want to share my story, my traditions and my own modern take on simple, healthy Middle Eastern recipes that just burst with flavour.

I’ll show you how easy it can be to whip up a delicious Middle Eastern meal at home using just a handful of ingredients you have in your fridge or pantry.

And now, I’m so excited to share the joy of cooking with you!


Latest Posts

kibbet batata

Spicy Potato Mash (kibbet-batata)

Spicy Potato Mash (kibbet-batata) 992 661 Rouba Shahin Middle Eastern Cooking

Spicy Potato Mash (kibbet-batata) is a twist to the bowl of mashed potatoes. No cream or butter here, but aromatic spices and herbs, drizzled with olive oil and a pop…

roasted carrots and labneh

Roasted Carrots and Labneh

Roasted Carrots and Labneh 992 661 Rouba Shahin Middle Eastern Cooking

Carrots tossed in aromatic spices, roasted and served on a bed of creamy labneh. The Middle Eastern exotic side dish full of flavour, texture and deliciousness.  The combination of these…

Simple Garnishing Ideas That Will Make Your Food Taste Even Better

Simple Garnishing Ideas That Will Make Your Food Taste Even Better 2560 1707 Rouba Shahin Middle Eastern Cooking

If you love garnishing your food and you’re often rummaging through Pinterest posts for new ideas to try, you’re in the right place. Always plan your garnish as part of…

egg and potato served in a bowl

Egg And Potato Mash (Batata Wu Bayd)

Egg And Potato Mash (Batata Wu Bayd) 850 567 Rouba Shahin Middle Eastern Cooking

The incredibly comforting Middle Eastern Egg And Potato Mash (Batata Wu Bayd) is a great breakfast or brunch recipe idea.   You could have it for lunch, dinner or on those…