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ejjeh herb quiche
Ejjeh (Baked Green Herb Quiche) 851 567 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…

watermelon salad
Watermelon Salad With Feta And Pine Nuts 850 567 Rouba Shahin Middle Eastern Cooking

Watermelon Salad With Feta And Pine Nuts

Watermelon salad with feta and pine nuts comes together in under 15 minutes and it’s the perfect barbecue summer salad. The thought of this sweet and crunchy watermelon served with salty creamy feta will make your mouth water.  When watermelon is in season, this should be on the menu.   Ingredients watermelon (approximately 1 kg)…

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 choc cheesecake served on a round board
Blackberry And White Chocolate Cheesecake 1732 1155 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)…

Roasted Chickpea and Hummus salad
Roasted Chickpea And Hummus Salad 992 661 Rouba Shahin Middle Eastern Cooking

Roasted Chickpea And Hummus Salad

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, not to mention The salad that is a meal! If you love…

Caramelised Onion And Walnut Potato Bake (Kibbet Batata) 1737 1150 Rouba Shahin Middle Eastern Cooking

Caramelised Onion And Walnut Potato Bake (Kibbet Batata)

Caramelised onion and walnut potato bake is my modern version of kibbet batata. With the addition of walnuts and raisins, this dish has a smooth taste of herbed spicy potatoes. Originally, the dish has cracked wheat in it. Here you can create a vegan and gluten-free version by simply substituting the cracked wheat with ½ cup…

broad bean rice pilaf served in a bowl
Broadbean Rice Pilaf 1732 1155 Rouba Shahin Middle Eastern Cooking

Broadbean Rice Pilaf

Embrace summer with this Middle Easter Broad-Bean Rice Pilaf or impress your friends and family with a Middle Eastern twist to your occasion. Easy simple and delicious, this is also the best weeknight dinner ready in a flash with loads of flavour. Broad-Bean Rice Pilaf is superb served with some roasted tomatoes or a creamy…

kibbet batata - potato croquettes
Mushroom And Spinach Stuffed Potato Croquettes 1737 1150 Rouba Shahin Middle Eastern Cooking

Mushroom And Spinach Stuffed Potato Croquettes

Mushroom and Spinach Stuffed Potato Croquettes are a twist to the Middle Eastern lamb kibbeh. These mouth-watering deep-fried potato croquettes are stuffed with Mushroom and spinach, making them the perfect vegan food. There are many versions of potato kibbeh; some are strictly vegan, others contain a layer of meat, some are made into balls and…

casserole of spinach and rice top view
Casserole Of Spinach And Rice 1737 1150 Rouba Shahin Middle Eastern Cooking

Casserole Of Spinach And Rice

A casserole of Spinach and rice is a one-pot dish and one of the simplest Middle Eastern stews to make. It’s so easy, healthy, hearty and the perfect mid-week dinner. The freshly chopped coriander gives it the deliciousness factor not to mention the simple inexpensive ingredients required. Another stew to add to your collection of…

green olives and saffron chicken tagine served on white plate
Green Olives And Saffron Chicken 1903 1260 Rouba Shahin Middle Eastern Cooking

Green Olives And Saffron Chicken

Green olives and saffron chicken is a traditional Moroccan dish of chicken pieces slow cooked with spices, garlic, onion, green olives, and preserved lemons. It’s the perfect dinner party recipe and so easy to throw together. Because preserved lemons are a specialty ingredient that can be difficult to find, this recipe uses lemon juice instead…

raspberries and pistachio brownies served on a board
Pistachio Rose Brownies 1903 1260 Rouba Shahin Middle Eastern Cooking

Pistachio Rose Brownies

The best ever Pistachio Rose Brownies and they are so easy to make. They are moist, rich, and taste delicious. These brownies are just the right amount of squidgy on the inside with a lovely crust on the top. The raspberries add a little tartness and cut through the chocolate nicely which goes perfectly with…

scrambled eggs with potato served
Scrambled Eggs And Potatoes 1903 1260 Rouba Shahin Middle Eastern Cooking

Scrambled Eggs And Potatoes

Healthy good food doesn’t need to be complicated and scrambled eggs and potato is one of those recipes. This is a one-pan dish, perfect for the lazy weekend or if you are wanting a quick one-pan meal. Pan-fried potatoes with sweet onion is a recipe within this recipe.  This is what I love about Middle…

crab soldiers served on black marble board
Crab Soldiers 1903 1260 Rouba Shahin Middle Eastern Cooking

Crab Soldiers

Easy crab soldiers are a great party food.  This simple recipe of thick slices of sourdough topped with a creamy crab mixture can be your next new year’s starter or the perfect finger food for your Easter feast. Ingredients 10 slices of sourdough or baguette bread (2½ -3 cm thick) crust removed 200 grams of…

Anchovy soldiers served on a wooden board
Anchovy Soldiers 1903 1260 Rouba Shahin Middle Eastern Cooking

Anchovy Soldiers

The melt-in-the-mouth anchovy soldiers are a delicious starter or snack.  Here the anchovy is balanced with the smooth sweetness of the tomato. These incredibly easy toasts—topped with tomato paste, good quality anchovy fillets, capers and red onion on the top are the perfect hors-d’oeuvres. Ingredients 10 slices of sourdough or baguette bread (2½ -3 cm…

Pan-fried potatoes with sweet onion by rouba shahin-WEB-001
Pan Fried Potatoes With Sweet Onion 1903 1260 Rouba Shahin Middle Eastern Cooking

Pan Fried Potatoes With Sweet Onion

Pan-fried potatoes with sweet onion is a simple and cost-effective recipe.  Did you know that onion is the perfect accompaniment to golden fried potatoes? This recipe is part of the 20 easy recipes you can make using pantry staples journal created for times of social distancing.  The perfect food for mums isolating with their families…

spaghetti pesto with sundried tomatoes-
Pesto Spaghetti With Sun Dried Tomatoes 1903 1260 Rouba Shahin Middle Eastern Cooking

Pesto Spaghetti With Sun Dried Tomatoes

Pesto Spaghetti with sundried tomatoes is the perfect dinner because everybody loves a super-quick meal and it’s a dish the whole family will love. Pesto Spaghetti  with sun-dried tomatoes is extremely quick to throw together and will cost you less than $10 to feed your family 🙌 If you feel like making your pesto this…