My Recipes

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-beans and rice with yogurt and homemade chili paste
Broad-bean Rice Pilaf 1903 1260 Rouba Shahin Middle Eastern Cooking

Broad-bean 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…

gluten-free trio desserts
Easy Gluten-Free Middle Eastern Recipes You’ll Love 2000 1600 Rouba Shahin Middle Eastern Cooking

Easy Gluten-Free Middle Eastern Recipes You’ll Love

Easy Gluten-Free Middle Eastern Recipes You’ll Love A couple of months ago, I talked to you about how you can follow a plant-based diet using a 7-day meal plan containing only Middle Eastern dishes. Today, I want to share with you those Middle Eastern recipes that are not only wholesome and delicious but also gluten-free.…

13 Middle Eastern Dessert Recipes For Your Sweet Tooth 2560 1696 Rouba Shahin Middle Eastern Cooking

13 Middle Eastern Dessert Recipes For Your Sweet Tooth

13 Middle Eastern Dessert Recipes For Your Sweet Tooth I have a confession to make: I love sweets, especially the homemade ones. My boys are with me on this one. There’s nothing better than having something sweet prepared at home with lots of love: it lifts your spirits instantly and it’s the perfect treat after…

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…

plantbased food
Plant-Based Middle Eastern Recipes: What To Eat In A Week 1732 1386 Rouba Shahin Middle Eastern Cooking

Plant-Based Middle Eastern Recipes: What To Eat In A Week

Plant-Based Middle Eastern Recipes: What To Eat In A Week Now you might be asking yourself two things: Don’t most Middle Eastern recipes contain meat? and Am I ready to be a vegan? So let’s take these questions one by one. First, our cuisine does include many dishes that contain meat but there are also…

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…