My Journey With Food

elegant grazing table
Easy Entertaining Ideas To Try When You’re Celebrating At Home 1897 1265 Rouba Shahin Middle Eastern Cooking

Easy Entertaining Ideas To Try When You’re Celebrating At Home

Caught yourself overthinking about what to prepare for a movie night with your friends or perhaps for the birthday party you’re hosting next month? No need to stress yourself out. I’ve got a few simple entertaining ideas ready to help you feed a crowd regardless of the special occasion you’re celebrating. Having your family and…

arabian milk pudding served in individual glassed
Essential Middle Eastern Ingredients You Need In Your Pantry 992 661 Rouba Shahin Middle Eastern Cooking

Essential Middle Eastern Ingredients You Need In Your Pantry

There’s nothing like the aromatic taste of home-cooked Middle Eastern dishes, am I right? And the best part is that you can easily prepare all those delicious recipes in your own home with the right Middle Eastern ingredients. Our cuisine is rustic and forgiving in so many ways, making it perfect for all the novice…

roasted eggplant with tangy tahini sauce
Simple Garnishing Ideas That Will Make Your Food Taste Even Better 851 567 Rouba Shahin Middle Eastern Cooking

Simple Garnishing Ideas That Will Make Your Food Taste Even Better

If you love garnishing your food and you’re often rummaging through Pinterest posts for new ideas to try, you’re in the right place. Always plan your garnish as part of your dish, not as an afterthought – remember people eat with their eyes first.  Making a dish visually appealing doesn’t have to be difficult or…

Simply Delicious Mini Manoushi Toppings You Have To Try 992 661 Rouba Shahin Middle Eastern Cooking

Simply Delicious Mini Manoushi Toppings You Have To Try

If you like trying new snacks or you’re looking for an easy last-minute appetiser to impress your guests, I have just the thing for you—mini manoushi. Originally a popular street food, manoushi is a delicious Lebanese flatbread usually topped with a za’atar and olive oil mixture. While the za’atar manoushi rarely misses from our breakfast…

hummus in a bowl with crispy bread
11 Ways To Use Tahini In Your Cooking 851 567 Rouba Shahin Middle Eastern Cooking

11 Ways To Use Tahini In Your Cooking

Tahini is an essential Middle Eastern ingredient with a rich, nutty flavour that is made from ground sesame seeds. It’s also hands-down one of my favourite pantry staples because it’s very versatile and takes the taste of my recipes to the next level.  You can find tahini paste in most supermarkets nowadays, or you can…

folding eggplants over
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

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 main things that make this dish so unique: first, the layering of rice,…

Easy Gluten-Free Middle Eastern Recipes You’ll Love 960 768 Rouba Shahin Middle Eastern Cooking

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. Whether you follow a gluten-free diet for…

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13 Middle Eastern Dessert Recipes For Your Sweet Tooth 960 640 Rouba Shahin Middle Eastern Cooking

13 Middle Eastern Dessert Recipes For Your Sweet Tooth

I have a confession to make: I love dessert, especially when it’s homemade. 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 a long day. I remember how excited I was…

labneh served with vegetables
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

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 yet, labneh is basically strained yogurt that has a…

Plant-Based Middle Eastern Recipes: What To Eat In A Week 960 768 Rouba Shahin Middle Eastern Cooking

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

A plant-based diet is focused on consuming whole plant foods while reducing the consumption of animal products and by-products and highly refined foods. This allows you to have a flexible diet and maximize the healthy ingredients that your body needs in order to be in top shape.  You could say that your parents knew what…

Guide To Freezing Food: Best Tips & 25 Freezer-Friendly Recipes 850 680 Rouba Shahin Middle Eastern Cooking

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 cooking for your family. Also, it prevents you from wasting food 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

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 about what ingredients we need to buy and what…