I love to share my experience and ideas with food so please enjoy these downloadable recipe cards and don’t hesitate to share your creations with me by tagging my social channels @roubasfoodjourney or email me at hello@roubashahin.com.au

hummus bruschettas served alongside hummus

Hummus With An Icy Twist

Besides all the good quality ingredients that go into this dish and how well you follow the recipe instructions, a really delicious hummus can only be made with love. Simple as that.

It’s also gluten-free and a great source of plant-based protein and fibre, which makes it an amazingly healthy addition to your diet.

Cheesy Za’atar Loaf

This zaatar and cheese savoury loaf is great for breakfast or afternoon snack. This loaf is sure to impress your family and friends and you can have it baking in just 15 minutes.There can be many variations to this recipe.  Place the mixture into a muffin tray and have yourself the perfect lunchbox food.

drizzling tahini on falafel quiche

Green Falafel Wraps/Bowls

The iconic street food of the Middle East! Falafel are delicious Middle Eastern balls of chickpea and herb goodness. Naturally vegan and vegetarian, they are great in wraps, salads and as gourmet appetizers.

Date And Rosewater Scones

Fill your home with the smell of freshly baked scones! These Date and Rosewater Scones have my Middle Eastern Twist to them. They are light and fluffy and packed full of flavour!

Top them with whipped cream and your favourite jam for the perfect afternoon tea treat, brunch or breakfast.

date and rose water scones served with English breakfast
raspberry Arabian milk pudding served in a glass bowl

Raspberry Milk Pudding

The traditional Arabian Pudding (Mhalabiyeh) gets a modern twist. A luxuriously creamy pudding topped with an easy raspberry coulis, garnished with fresh raspberries and a soft sprinkle of ground pistachio. This dessert can be made ahead of time making it the perfect fuss-free dessert for your dinner party or gathering.

Lili-Rose Cookies

This is a quick and easy recipe using only a handful of ingredients. They are really delicious with an irresistibly salty, buttery, and walnut flavour.
These homemade Lili-Rose cookies topped with rosewater icing and sprinkled with dried rose petals add a festive touch to any celebration.

lili rose cookies on a tray

Baked Falafel Quiche

You can’t go wrong with falafel! Traditionally, it is fried but here’s a modern twist to the authentic falafel recipe, a healthier option. The presentation of this dish is delightful, golden brown and so pretty for any occasion.

Red Cabbage Rice Pilaf with Orzo

This simple but filling one-pot is an impressive midweek meal ready in half an hour. This would also make the perfect accompaniment to any barbecue on a hot summer day.

Makroota - sugar free date cookies served two ways

Makroota – Sugar-Free Date Cookies

Sugar-free date cookies also called Makroota. This Arabic dessert, a Palestinian delicacy is a delicious combination of spices. It’s sweetened only by the date filling.

These are delicious and aromatic and super easy to make leaving your house smelling amazing!

Ma’moul (Pink Walnut) Energy Bites

These healthy protein-packed energy bites make the perfect snack! All you have to do is throw your soon to become favourite healthy energy bites ingredients into a food processor, blend, form into a ball, and enjoy.
This No-Bake Pink walnut energy bites recipe is easy to make, full of feel-good ingredients, and is irresistibly delicious.

Sha'ybiyat Ashta (custard) filled filo

Shay’biyat – Creamy Filled Pastries

A creamy Ashta milk pudding with a buttery sweet pastry. It really is just a delicious homemade dessert! Nothing is better than this easy dessert served warm with a light drizzle of rose water infused syrup and sprinkled with ground pistachios.

Knafeh-Buttery Shredded Pastry with Orange Blossom Creamy Filling

I’m so excited to share with you Knafeh-Buttery Shredded Pastry with Orange Blossom Creamy Filling. This creamy filling with a buttery sweet pastry drizzled with orange blossom syrup is to die for. It really is just a delicious homemade dessert! Traditionally they are not baked in muffin trays, rather in a big Pyrex dish (Arab ladies just love those dishes) but I think they look awesome individually served.

Knafeh - Syrup Soaked Shredded Pastry with Orange Blossom Creamy Filling
salted orange semolina cakes

Salted Orange Semolina Cakes

Let’s rewrite the rules and reinvent this classic dessert. Known in the Middle East as Namoura, here’s my modern take on it. Salted Orange Semolina cakes are my way of presenting the famous namoura sweet in the Middle East. It is usually served as a slice and it is the perfect bite with a sticky texture and sweet nutty flavour.

Recipes in times of social Isolation

Are you looking for the simplest recipes out there that will allow you to feed your whole family during this chaotic period but still not hold you captive in your kitchen for hours on end? 

Or maybe you want to add new recipes to your cooking routine now there’s more than enough time to spend inside? 

Or you’re simply trapped inside your house with not much to do and you want to learn more about cooking/ improve your cooking skills?

I want to make it as easy as possible for you to organize your family menu for weeks to come.  I have created an e-book with all the recipes already adapted to the ingredients we all have at hand during this period. You can download it here

Let’s get cooking.

apricot and pistachio baklawa parcels

Apricot and Pistachio Baklawa Parcels

Apricot and Pistachio Baklawa Parcels are the classic Middle Eastern sweet flaky dessert that never disappoints. Baklawa is frequently referred to as baklava but it is not really the same. There is a difference! This is my simple version of the baklawa recipe. Pretty baklawa parcels that are sure to be crowd pleasers.

Grazing Cheese board 2-4 people

Your simple step by step visual guide on how to create an impressive grazing board for your best friend. The key here is to simplify and use the little space you have on this smaller board/s to your advantage. These are fun, simple and pretty.

grazing cheese platter for 2-4 people ready to be enjoyed
pistachio delight tartlets

Pistachio Delight Sandwiches

These are delicate and delicious sandwich like desserts rich in Middle Eastern flavours. This sweetened ricotta sandwiched between two layers of pistachio, shining beautifully is simply too hard to resist.

Ultimate Grazing Platter

Grazing and gatherings go hand in hand. They bring people together through conversation, food and drinks. All our chats, laughter and good times are often shared around a table and here I will give you a simple step by step visual guide on how to create an impressive grazing board for your guests to enjoy and be impressed with.

Grazing board

Homemade Tahini Sausage Rolls

Think crispy on the outside and delicious on the inside. It’s a favourite and always a winner at our gatherings. A change from the everyday traditional sausage roll with my Middle Eastern twist on it. The tahini and spices make these sausage rolls unique in flavour yet subtle.

tahini sausage rolls
banana bread with mixed berries

Homemade Banana Bread

The perfect way to use up over ripe banana! I love making banana bread and smell it leaves in my kitchen for hours after.
Not only is it so quick to make, freezes well and you will only need 6 ingredients. Slice it up, Cling wrap it and freeze it.
Makes a great school snack. I use brown sugar instead of white sugar as it pairs wonderfully with banana and leaves the cake more moist.
So delicious and so yum!

No Bake Nutella Cheesecake

The ultimate dessert for Nutella lovers and the perfect dessert for those who are beginners in the kitchen. Let’s not mention how much kids would love to make this and lick that spoon of Nutella afterwards. I must admit it’s rich and creamy, but as my friend Paul described it silky
with a mousse-like texture’. So if you are feeling like something sweet, this is it! No bake desserts are the best. They can be made ahead of time. In fact, in most recipes they must be made ahead of time, which is perfect for planning and preparing.