Labneh Dip with Tomato and Cilantro

A while ago, my wife and I were hunting for foods we hadn't tried in a Middle Eastern market. As a lover of yogurt and cheese, she spotted a container of Labneh, which is a kind of Arabic Yogurt. It goes by other names and pronunciations as well, like "Labne," "Laban," or, "Kefir Cheese," although... Continue Reading →

Kobeba / Kibbeh Recipe (Baked in a Tray)

Kobeba (pronounced Ko-beh-buh) or Kibbeh, is a classic Middle Eastern dish consisting of a filling of ground beef surrounded by layers of a ground beef and cracked burghul (bulgur) wheat mixture. It is very commonly found in single-serve preparations shaped into conical, fried, meatballs. While the meatball version can be very good, I prefer it... Continue Reading →

Molokhia Soup Recipe

Eat like a Pharaoh! I don't care how you spell it (Molokhia, Molokheya, Mulukhiya) or what you call it (Jews Mallow, Jute Mallow, Mallow Leaves) because regardless of the name, this is one of my favorite comfort foods. It is a traditional Egyptian soup that was typically eaten by royalty in Ancient Egypt, but eventually... Continue Reading →

Egyptian Molokhia Soup Recipe

Eat like a Pharaoh! I don't care how you spell it (Molokhia, Molokheya, Mulukhiya) or what you call it (Jews Mallow, Jute Mallow, Mallow Leaves) because regardless of the name, this is one of my favorite comfort foods. It is a traditional Egyptian soup that was typically eaten by royalty in Ancient Egypt, but eventually... Continue Reading →

A Visual Food Tour of Khartoum, Sudan

This post is long overdue, but I wanted to make sure that I captured my trip to Khartoum, Sudan in a way that would do it justice. There is a lot that I've left out considering that I took over 400 pictures while there. That's more impressive than you might think considering that it's "illegal"... Continue Reading →

Simple and Authentic Hummus Recipe

Making hummus is more of an art than a science... At least that's what I was led to believe whenever I asked my mother for a solid hummus recipe.  Instead, the only knowledge I gained was about what was in hummus and what it should taste like.  Based on that, I had to just keep... Continue Reading →

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