My Journey With Food

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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…

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…

Lebanese food of Labneh Yogurt olives and veggies
The Most Creative Ways To Eat Your Homemade Labneh 1896 1265 Rouba Shahin Middle Eastern Cooking

The Most Creative Ways To Eat Your Homemade Labneh

The Most Creative Ways To Eat Your Homemade Labneh Labneh is a delicious traditional dip that has been part of Middle Eastern cuisine for centuries. If you grew up in a Middle Eastern family, you’re most likely used to having labneh for breakfast or as a snack.  For those of you who haven’t tried it…

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…

Guide To Freezing Food: Best Tips & 25 Freezer-Friendly Recipes 1732 1386 Rouba Shahin Middle Eastern Cooking

Guide To Freezing Food: Best Tips & 25 Freezer-Friendly Recipes

Guide To Freezing Food: Best Tips & 25 Freezer-Friendly Recipes I don’t know about you but these days, the freezer has become a lifesaver – it helps me preserve food for later in the week or even month. I always thought that freezing food can help you enormously when it comes to planning, prepping and…

hummus bruschetta garnished with pomegranate-
20 Easy Recipes You Can Make Using Pantry Staples 1903 1260 Rouba Shahin Middle Eastern Cooking

20 Easy Recipes You Can Make Using Pantry Staples

20 Easy Recipes You Can Make Using Pantry Staples  I believe no one knew a few weeks ago just how much the coronavirus outbreak was going to affect each and every one of us. With social distancing and self-isolation becoming the norm all over the world, many people, you and I included, have been worrying…

middle eastern assorted labneh and hummus rolls
10+ Creative And Delicious Ways To Use Up Your Leftovers 2560 1696 Rouba Shahin Middle Eastern Cooking

10+ Creative And Delicious Ways To Use Up Your Leftovers

10+ Creative And Delicious Ways To Use Up Your Leftovers I believe that in every household leftovers are a fact of everyday life. It so happens that you cooked a big pot of your favourite meal, but now it’s the third day and you crave something different for dinner but you wouldn’t want to waste…

Happy Easter
Easter In The Middle East 1000 667 Rouba Shahin Middle Eastern Cooking

Easter In The Middle East

Easter In The Middle East  Happy Easter, everyone!  On Easter, Christians all around the world celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ. It’s a period of displaying spirituality, fasting, prayer and joyful family gatherings.  I believe that this celebration is the perfect moment to enjoy the time spent together with your family and friends. After all,…

toasting drinks dinner party with friends
How To Host A Dinner Party 2560 1707 Rouba Shahin Middle Eastern Cooking

How To Host A Dinner Party

How To Host A Dinner Party When I was 19 and still didn’t know how to cook properly, I never imagined that one day I would absolutely love cooking and host parties for my family and friends. Let alone helping other people host their own parties. But life is full of (delicious) surprises. The truth…

entertaining at home - table of my homecooked meal
The Ultimate Party Planning Checklist 2560 1707 Rouba Shahin Middle Eastern Cooking

The Ultimate Party Planning Checklist

The Ultimate Party Planning Checklist Do you want to host a party, gather up all your family and friends and have a great time together? Regardless of what you want to celebrate and whoever you want to invite, you want everything to run smoothly and the party to be a success. At the same time,…

Rouba Shahin carrying a cheesebaord
The WHY behind what I do [What drives me] 2560 1707 Rouba Shahin Middle Eastern Cooking

The WHY behind what I do [What drives me]

For those who have known me for a while now, you know just how far my passion for food and the love for my family and my culture have brought me. Also, thank you for being there for me! For those of you that just happened to stop by on my blog: I am Rouba,…