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Quinoa Tabouli salad 1549 1549 Rouba Shahin Middle Eastern Cooking

Quinoa Tabouli salad

Quinoa Tabouli The difference between Tabouli and Quinoa Tabouli is the cracked wheat is replaced with quinoa, making this salad gluten free. Quinoa is a super food seed with many health benefits. It contains more protein than any other food and is also a good source of magnesium and calcium. I use white quinoa because…

zaatar herb labneh served with herb pizza and olives
Labneh – Strained Yogurt 1903 1260 Rouba Shahin Middle Eastern Cooking

Labneh – Strained Yogurt

From a party dip, to a traditional sandwich, a spread on toast or along side scrambled eggs, the variation to Labneh – strained yogurt are endless. Labneh is traditionally served with a sprinkle of paprika or dried mint. Drizzled with generous amounts of olive oil and eaten with Arabic flat bread.  I love my labneh…

Arabian Milk Pudding-Mhalabiyeh 640 640 Rouba Shahin Middle Eastern Cooking

Arabian Milk Pudding-Mhalabiyeh

Arabian milk pudding dessert is super simple, You’ll be able to make it in less than 20 minutes. The creaminess of this pudding also known as Mhalabiyeh with a hint of rose water is an evident Arabian flavour.  My twist here is to soak mini rusks toast bread with rose water infused syrup and pour…

Whole Baked Cauliflower with Tahini Sauce 1600 1067 Rouba Shahin Middle Eastern Cooking

Whole Baked Cauliflower with Tahini Sauce

Whole baked cauliflower with tahini sauce is a modern twist to the traditional cauliflower. The presentation of this dish is delightful, golden brown and so pretty for any occasion. This along with baked eggplant with tangy tahini sauce will have to be the easiest recipes I make. The cooking process is all in the oven…

Cheese Toasties 2560 1696 Rouba Shahin Middle Eastern Cooking

Cheese Toasties

I have always loved toasted cheese sandwiches but there is nothing like my son’s crispy and gooey delicious toasted sandwich! This one is super special.  Made in a griddle pan with lots of love.  He has spent many hours and days trying to perfect the toastie and hands down he has. Traditional sliced bread or…

Labneh Dinner Rolls 2560 2560 Rouba Shahin Middle Eastern Cooking

Labneh Dinner Rolls

Inspired by my Middle Eastern Roots, these Labneh dinner rolls are perfect for entertaining.  Whether it is for breakfast, lunch or afternoon tea, they are light and delectable at the dinner table with great visual appeal. These rolls are made of Labneh, which is a thick, creamy yogurt dip (basically strained natural yogurt) and filled…

Chili avocado hummus
9 Most Delicious Ways To Eat Your Homemade Hummus 2560 1553 Rouba Shahin Middle Eastern Cooking

9 Most Delicious Ways To Eat Your Homemade Hummus

9 Most Delicious Ways To Eat Your Homemade Hummus Hummus or hummus bi tahini in Arabic is a staple dish in the Middle Eastern cuisine and one of the most loved dips around the world. It’s also gluten-free and a great source of plant-based protein and fibre, which makes it an amazingly healthy addition to…

Fatet Jaj-Fried Bread, Rice & Chicken in a Tahini Yogurt Sauce 2560 1696 Rouba Shahin Middle Eastern Cooking

Fatet Jaj-Fried Bread, Rice & Chicken in a Tahini Yogurt Sauce

Fatet Jaj – Fried Bread, Rice & Chicken in a Tahini Yogurt Sauce Yum, this dish is by far one of my favourites. The only disadvantage is that I cannot eat it the very next day. You need to eat this dish straight away because once the fried bread is soaked with yogurt, it will lose…

Biscuit Cake 1920 2560 Rouba Shahin Middle Eastern Cooking

Biscuit Cake

I have been making this no-bake biscuit cake for over 10 years and it continues to be a crowd-pleaser. My dear friend Nicki introduced it to me and I was super excited to make a no-bake cake recipe that is creamy and soft and perfectly sweet. This cake is easy to make and looks so…

super herb salad
Super Herb Salad 1903 1260 Rouba Shahin Middle Eastern Cooking

Super Herb Salad

This super herb salad is healthy and an easy salad to make and eat. It is very common amongst families, due to its simplicity. So practical and delicious!  It is a staple in our home.  Dress it with olive oil, a squeeze of lemon and enjoy. Super herb salad can be served with endless dishes…

tomato noodle soup served in a bowl with a side of lemon
Tomato Noodle Soup 1000 662 Rouba Shahin Middle Eastern Cooking

Tomato Noodle Soup

This is a tomato soup with a middle eastern twist. It is so so simple to make and takes less than 25 minutes for you to be enjoying a bowl of it. I learned this from my mother in law and ended up creating my own version. Perfect for young children and at least parents…

crunchy fattoush salad served on plate
Crunchy Fattoush Salad 1000 667 Rouba Shahin Middle Eastern Cooking

Crunchy Fattoush Salad

After Tabouli, Crunchy fattoush salad is the most well-known salad in the middle east.  There are many ways fattoush can be made and presented.  Some people use more ingredients than others. But what differentiates fattoush from any other salad is the fried bread that is combined with fresh herbs and vegetables. What I love about…