My Recipes

homemade chili paste in a bowl
How to make chili paste 850 567 Rouba Shahin Middle Eastern Cooking

How to make chili paste

How to make chili paste from fresh chili – This is a versatile chili paste recipe made with fresh chili and herbs. Use it as a condiment, sauce, spread, or throughout your cooking for heat and flavour.  It’s delicious, and a must-have in the refrigerator. It’s delicious alongside lamb roast and the perfect balance to…

Sandwich Peanut Butter Cookies
Sandwich Peanut Butter Cookies 1732 1155 Rouba Shahin Middle Eastern Cooking

Sandwich Peanut Butter Cookies

This slight variation to the peanut butter cookies with the addition of the vanilla ice-cream makes these cookies irresistibly soft and chewy. This is an amazingly easy recipe and the perfect dessert on those hot summer days. Each bite is heavenly goodness of two soft biscuits packed with a scoop or two of vanilla ice…

dates stuffed with nuts and coconut
Coconut and Nut Stuffed Dates 1063 750 Rouba Shahin Middle Eastern Cooking

Coconut and Nut Stuffed Dates

Coconut and Nut Stuffed Dates – Dates are a Middle Eastern Delicacy and this is what we break our fast on in Ramadan.  Now let’s turn them into a delicious sweet treat by stuffing them with nuts and coconut. Stuffing them with crushed nuts or coconut flakes is the best way to complement their sweet…

chicken chops
Oven Roasted Chicken Chops 2560 1707 Rouba Shahin Middle Eastern Cooking

Oven Roasted Chicken Chops

These Oven-Roasted Chicken Chops are simple and so easy to make. They are ideal for quick weeknight dinners or served as a main at dinner parties. These juicy chops are simply coated with a garlic and chili marinade, seasoned with salt and black pepper, and flavoured with dried herbs. The best part of this recipe…

crispy bread sticks on a christmas lunch table
Crispy BreadSticks 1731 1154 Rouba Shahin Middle Eastern Cooking

Crispy BreadSticks

These crispy breadsticks are a keeper! Quick and easy homemade breadsticks are perfect with many dips or as an irresistible snack. This will be the talk of your dinner party. Za’atar spice, sumac, and salt go perfectly well with these. I love serving them in a simple vase. You can oil and bake them too.…

hummus in a bowl with crispy bread
11 Ways To Use Tahini In Your Cooking 851 567 Rouba Shahin Middle Eastern Cooking

11 Ways To Use Tahini In Your Cooking

11 Ways To Use Tahini In Your Cooking Tahini is an essential Middle Eastern ingredient with a rich, nutty flavour that is made from ground sesame seeds. It’s also hands-down one of my favourite pantry staples because it’s very versatile and takes the taste of my recipes to the next level.  You can find tahini…

basil pesto on black board
Walnut Basil Pesto 1732 1155 Rouba Shahin Middle Eastern Cooking

Walnut Basil Pesto

Walnut Basil Pesto can be used as an accompaniment to many roast dishes and it tastes delicious used in this pesto spaghetti with sundried tomatoes  Ingredients 1 cup basil leaves (firmly packed) 1 garlic clove ½ red chili 3 teaspoons grated parmesan cheese 10 walnuts salt and pepper 3-4 tablespoons lemon juice 3 tablespoons olive…

sesame slice-semesmieh
Sesame Slice-Semesmieh 1732 1155 Rouba Shahin Middle Eastern Cooking

Sesame Slice-Semesmieh

This sesame slice takes under 15 minutes to prepare and is packed with healthy ingredients.  Superfood sesame seeds and nuts combined with rich honey is easy to prepare and absolutely delicious. These ingredients speak for themselves and you only need a handful of them to make a delicious light snack, breakfast bar, or a little…

broad bean and burghul pilaf
Broad-bean and Bulgur Pilaf 850 567 Rouba Shahin Middle Eastern Cooking

Broad-bean and Bulgur Pilaf

Broad-bean and Bulgur Pilaf is simple to make and also the best weeknight dinner ready in a flash with loads of flavour.  It’s hearty, nutritious, and delicious.   Bulgur is cracked wheat in Arabic.  The addition of bulgur adds a nutty element to this dish making it incredibly tasty. For a gluten-free option, you will love…

za'atar croissants
Za’atar Croissants 1732 1155 Rouba Shahin Middle Eastern Cooking

Za’atar Croissants

I love puff pastry homemade za’atar croissants without the extra time and fuss. These mini croissants are sinfully easy to make and are absolutely delicious.  They are perfect for mornings, parties, or your next coffee break. Make a batch of them with just 3 ingredients for a wonderful Middle Eastern style breakfast. Traditional croissant dough…

choc chip peanut butter cookies served on a board
Choc Chip peanut butter cookies 1732 1155 Rouba Shahin Middle Eastern Cooking

Choc Chip peanut butter cookies

Choc Chip peanut butter cookies are crispy on the outside, soft and slightly chewy on the inside, and ready in 15 minutes! No chill time required! My go-to best peanut butter cookie recipe is a delicious morning tea snack. With just four main ingredients, these simple peanut butter cookies will delight kids and grown-ups alike…

Spinach and ricotta Stuffed Chicken breast fillets served on a board with sage flowers
Spinach And Ricotta Stuffed Chicken Breast Fillet 850 567 Rouba Shahin Middle Eastern Cooking

Spinach And Ricotta Stuffed Chicken Breast Fillet

Spinach and ricotta Stuffed Chicken breast fillet is a tasty way to pack more flavour into your dinner and a simple and healthy recipe. Just like the baked Herb Stuffed Chicken Breast Fillets, you can easily prepare this recipe ahead of time and cook when needed. Make it once or twice and you’ll get the…