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How To Cook The Perfect Maqloubi: 9 Tips And Tricks You Should Know 1732 1154 Rouba Shahin Middle Eastern Cooking

How To Cook The Perfect Maqloubi: 9 Tips And Tricks You Should Know

How To Cook The Perfect Maqloubi: 9 Tips And Tricks You Should Know Maqloubi (also spelled maqluba or maklouba) is one of my favourite one-pot meals for either dinner parties or just a casual family dinner. It’s a traditional recipe originating from Palestine, but it’s also quite popular in Syria and Lebanon.  There are two…

maqloubi ready to eat
Maqloubi-Upside Down Chicken and Rice Pilaf 1731 1154 Rouba Shahin Middle Eastern Cooking

Maqloubi-Upside Down Chicken and Rice Pilaf

Maqloubi-Upside Down Chicken and Rice Pilaf is a hidden gem in the Middle East.  Maqloubi (also spelled maqluba or maklouba) is one of my favourite dishes for either dinner parties or just a casual family weekend dinner. It’s a traditional recipe originating from Palestine, but it’s also quite popular in Syria and Lebanon.  There are…

Green Herb Ejjeh Quiche
Ejjeh – Baked Green Herb Quiche 1737 1150 Rouba Shahin Middle Eastern Cooking

Ejjeh – Baked Green Herb Quiche

Ejjeh – Baked Green herb quiche is the Middle Eastern version of the quiche without the crust.  It is also similar to an omelet and can be fried or baked. This recipe includes simple herbs such as parsley and mint.  You can, however, choose your own or whatever you have at hand. Green herb quiche…

egg and potato served in black bowl
Egg and potato Mash – Batata Wu Bayd 850 567 Rouba Shahin Middle Eastern Cooking

Egg and potato Mash – Batata Wu Bayd

An incredibly comforting Middle Eastern Egg and potato Mash – Batata Wu Bayd recipe.  This dish is made with s0 many variations.  My version is simple to make and no frying necessary.  It’s a great breakfast/brunch recipe idea but you really could have it for lunch, dinner, or on those lazy days where you don’t…

brussel sprouts garnished with parsley and slivered almonds
Brussel Sprout drizzled with Creamy Tahini 850 567 Rouba Shahin Middle Eastern Cooking

Brussel Sprout drizzled with Creamy Tahini

This is a very simple side dish of Brussel Sprout drizzled with creamy Tahini and garnished with slivered almonds. If you’re unsure whether you like brussel sprout or not, then this recipe is for you. A delicious vegan side dish that can be made ahead of time and is also your perfect Left-Over lunch. Did…

whole fish with vegetables served on black tray
Whole Baked Fish with vegetables 850 567 Rouba Shahin Middle Eastern Cooking

Whole Baked Fish with vegetables

This whole baked fish with vegetables is perfect for entertaining. This impressive dinner is actually very simple and crazy delicious. If you don’t like the idea of whole fish then Pan-seared fish with tomato and olives is just as simple. Ingredients 3 tablespoons olive oil + 1 extra tablespoon 3 garlic cloves finely chopped 1 onion…

seeded crackers served in a jar
Easy Seeded Crackers 1737 1150 Rouba Shahin Middle Eastern Cooking

Easy Seeded Crackers

The crunchy, flavourful, homemade easy seeded cracker recipe that’s naturally gluten-free and vegan friendly. These crackers have seeds galore and are perfect with avocado or hummus dip and of course cheese. In fact how gorgeous would these look on a cheeseboard Ingredients 100 grams sunflower seeds 100 grams of pumpkin seeds 60 grams flax seeds…

hearty cauliflower soup
Hearty Cauliflower Soup 1903 1260 Rouba Shahin Middle Eastern Cooking

Hearty Cauliflower Soup

This hearty cauliflower is a delicious light meal made from basic ingredients with so much flavour. It’s a quick, easy, and comforting winter soup dish. If you have cauliflower in the fridge, you probably have everything else you will need and it can all be ready to eat in less than 30 minutes.  The only…

leek and spinach pies
Spinach and leek pie 1903 1260 Rouba Shahin Middle Eastern Cooking

Spinach and leek pie

My love for spinach and leek pie runs deep and I’m not even Greek. I could honestly eat them all day every day.  Whenever I eat at Greek restaurants, I always order spanikopita. In fact, whenever we are holidaying in Greece, it’s part of my breakfast, lunch, and dinner. I love the flakey crust and…

sweet makaroun served on a tray
Sweet makarouns 1737 1150 Rouba Shahin Middle Eastern Cooking

Sweet makarouns

Are you intrigued by these sesame and aniseed finger-shaped sweets that are deep-fried then soaked in sugar syrup? Sweet Makarouns, (Assabeh Zeinab) are light and sweet, flavoured with aniseed and cinnamon, and coated with the traditional syrup. The texture of this simple delight is from pressing the dough against a sieve or inside a Walnut…

blackberry and white chocolate cheesecake sliced and served
Blackberry and White Chocolate Cheesecake 1903 1260 Rouba Shahin Middle Eastern Cooking

Blackberry and White Chocolate Cheesecake

This blackberry and white chocolate cheesecake is the perfect dessert for summer. It’s creamy and ultra-smooth and pairs perfectly with any chocolate biscuit base.  Make this one of your go-to desserts when entertaining.  You can make it and freeze it ahead of time for a stress-free dinner party or gathering. Ingredients 1 packet (250 grams)…

chickpea hummus salad served on a plate
Roasted Chickpea and Hummus Salad 1632 1224 Rouba Shahin Middle Eastern Cooking

Roasted Chickpea and Hummus Salad

The salad that is a meal! Roasted Chickpea and Hummus salad would be perfect when you have leftover hummus and you want to keep your weeknight meal simple, healthy, and satisfying. A bit of creamy hummus with fresh vegetables and crunchy bread in one bite is nothing but scrumptious. If you love the combination of…