Labneh Indian-style

I was given a bag of MAGGI Masala spice mix (Indian spice mix) and the idea occurred to me to try it with labneh as a dip; labneh and Lebanese zaatar is fine (we grew-up on the pair), but it does get a tad monotonous after 50+ years! To my surprise, this new Indian-style labneh tasted great! It has a...
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Butternut soup

Well, today was one of those days…After a twelve-hour storm came a flurry of hale, then some light snow and finally a continuous drizzle of rain. Don’t mean to bore you with a weather report, suffice it to say that I was thinking SOUP. Luckily, I had a bunch of hefty butternuts harvested a couple of months ago and thought one...
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Kabsa and a visit to Maggi

I let go of blogging for a while but I am back with more recipes and news. I was in the UAE twice in the last month, first as a guest of the Sharjah International Book Fair (this deserves a separate post) then as a guest of Maggi. Christmas is calling for immediate attention, so I will start with Maggi . Maggi is...
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Pumpkin kibbeh balls

Today, the demo will start at 19:00PM and run for 45 minutes. I will be showing how to make beet “hummus” and pumpkin kibbeh balls. See you at the!

Sharjah International Book Fair

I am going to be holding three cooking demos at the Sharjah International Book Fair on November 2, 3 and 5th. Excited to be flying into Dubai again this year and checking the scene.. If you happen to be there, drop by and say hi!


Ka’ak (cookie)

Just wanted to wish everyone a Happy Easter 2016. Hope we can all experience a more peaceful and joyful rest of the year and hope those who are suffering experience some relief. NOTE: I am currently taking some time off from blogging in order to focus on some pressing matters. I promise I will get back diligently to my favorite...
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