My Journey With Food

grazing cheese board
Grazing Cheeseboards 1903 1260 Rouba Shahin Middle Eastern Cooking

Grazing Cheeseboards

Grazing Cheese Boards: How To Create the Perfect Cheese Board For Any Gathering I am a great believer in food bringing people together and there’s nothing that does that task better than a delicious cheese board. There’s also nothing easier than putting together a cheese platter for your gathering. And it will look like you…

Popular hot drinks in the Middle East 2560 1707 Rouba Shahin Middle Eastern Cooking

Popular hot drinks in the Middle East

Popular hot drinks in the Middle East Enjoying a hot drink is always a great idea if you want to relax, warm up, boost your energy on busy days, and even wake up in the morning. As a host, offering your guests a cup of tea or coffee is the best opportunity to catch up…

Arabic coffee in traditional pot
How To Make Arabic Coffee 1903 1260 Rouba Shahin Middle Eastern Cooking

How To Make Arabic Coffee

How To Make Arabic Coffee Arabic coffee is a traditional beverage in the Arab culture that every coffee lover must try at least once in their lives. It’s made from roasted coffee beans and cardamom which gives it that famous robust and slightly bitter taste. Many prefer to serve it alongside dates or other sweets…

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7 Teas From The Middle East That You Have To Try

7 Teas From The Middle East That You Have To Try Everyone loves tea in the Middle East, and, as far as I’m concerned, there’s no right way to make your perfect cup of tea. Whether you love it strong or prefer it weak, it’s your tea or more exactly your comfort and well-being in…

Eid Celebration 1903 1260 Rouba Shahin Middle Eastern Cooking

Eid Celebration

If you know me well, you know how much I love Eid. Eid al-Fitr marks the end of Ramadan, the month of fasting. This celebration is a three day holiday, but the festivities can last up to a week. The day for me usually begins with the whole family enjoying a small breakfast, always at…

Ramadan – what it means for me 1200 1600 Rouba Shahin Middle Eastern Cooking

Ramadan – what it means for me

Here we go again, the beginning of the most anticipated time of the year, the holy month of Ramadan is here; the time for peace, love, family and most of all, sharing.  I have always loved the month of Ramadan.  It is such a special time of the year.  I love the good deeds, the…

Simple Picnic Food Ideas With A Middle Eastern Twist 1903 1260 Rouba Shahin Middle Eastern Cooking

Simple Picnic Food Ideas With A Middle Eastern Twist

Simple Picnic Food Ideas With A Middle Eastern Twist When was the last time you enjoyed a picnic with your loved ones? With our recent beautiful weather, we have been talking a lot about picnics. Long ago, picnics were quite extravagant outdoor meals. Nowadays, they have thankfully shifted to simple food that anyone can pack…

cheese board on a grazing table
How To Create Your Own Grazing Table In 7 Easy Steps 1549 1548 Rouba Shahin Middle Eastern Cooking

How To Create Your Own Grazing Table In 7 Easy Steps

How To Create Your Own Grazing Table In 7 Easy Steps Grazing tables have started to gain popularity in recent years becoming one of the most fun and colourful ways to serve food to your guests. If you do a quick search on Pinterest, you’ll understand why. In the Middle Eastern culture, grazing and gathering…

chicken chops on Rotisserie,
Spice Up Your Next Barbecue: 15+ Middle Eastern Recipes You Must Try 480 640 Rouba Shahin Middle Eastern Cooking

Spice Up Your Next Barbecue: 15+ Middle Eastern Recipes You Must Try

Spice Up Your Next Barbecue: 15+ Middle Eastern Recipes You Must Try Growing up in a traditional Lebanese home, charcoal barbecues were my dad’s favourite. He would find any opportunity or excuse to light up that fire! Many of my cherished childhood memories actually involve a barbecue.  And what kind of daughter would I be…

A Story About Food And Culture: Aunty Suad’s Legacy 1242 1535 Rouba Shahin Middle Eastern Cooking

A Story About Food And Culture: Aunty Suad’s Legacy

A Story About Food And Culture: Aunty Suad’s Legacy I met Aunty Suad in 2007 over a cup of tea that lasted for hours.  At the time, I was involved in a voluntary project called ‘Taste of Palestine’, which aimed to put together a cookbook by interviewing and sharing the stories and recipes of Palestinian…

Chili avocado hummus
9 Most Delicious Ways To Eat Your Homemade Hummus 2560 1553 Rouba Shahin Middle Eastern Cooking

9 Most Delicious Ways To Eat Your Homemade Hummus

9 Most Delicious Ways To Eat Your Homemade Hummus Hummus or hummus bi tahini in Arabic is a staple dish in the Middle Eastern cuisine and one of the most loved dips around the world. It’s also gluten-free and a great source of plant-based protein and fibre, which makes it an amazingly healthy addition to…

Shahin Family Traditions: Tomato Sauce Day 2560 1696 Rouba Shahin Middle Eastern Cooking

Shahin Family Traditions: Tomato Sauce Day

Shahin Family Traditions: Tomato Sauce Day Tomato Sauce Day is our annual tradition and it’s been like this for almost a decade, despite our non-Italian roots. As a cook and self-declared foodie, I’m always excited when we get to that time of the year when tomatoes are ripe because I know that soon enough we’ll…