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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)…

chickpea hummus salad served on a plate
Roasted Chickpea and Hummus Salad 1632 1224 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
Broad-bean Rice Pilaf 1732 1155 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…