Pumpkin Kibbeh

Pumpkin Kibbeh Preparation time: 30 minutes, plus refrigeration Cooking time: 2 hours Serves: 4 to 6   This popular vegan version of kibbeh was initially created to be eaten during Lent. 1kg pumpkin, peeled, seeded and coarsely chopped 1 onion, quartered 1⁄2 tsp cinnamon 1 tsp cumin 1 tsp allspice 330g fine burghul, rinsed and Read More …

Feta, Fresh Herb, and Olive Omelette

Feta, Fresh Herb, and Olive Omelette Preparation time: 20 minutes Cooking time: 30 minutes Serves: 4 to 6 I have moved away from traditional Levantine or Arab cuisine here. The omelette is native to French cooking, but this particular recipe is adapted from the Spanish tortilla, and I have added a versatile choice of ingredients Read More …

Smoky Aubergine and Tahini Bruschetta

Smoky Aubergine and Tahini Bruschetta Preparation time: 40 minutes Cooking time: 40 minutes Serves: 4 to 6 Smoky aubergine mixed with tahini, lemon and garlic and drizzled with olive oil is called moutabal batenjan in Arabic. The trick to making the dip is blistering the aubergines, as it is essential to blacken the skin in Read More …

Red Lentil and Sweet Potato Soup

Red Lentil and Sweet Potato Soup Preparation time: 20 minutes Cooking time: 45 minutes Serves: 4 to 6 This hearty, creamy and delicious soup is packed with fantastic flavors, especially in autumn when the root vegetables it features are in season. 3 tbsp vegetable oil 1 onion, finely chopped 2 garlic cloves, crushed 2 carrots, Read More …

Sea Bass with Turmeric & Saffron Rice

Sea Bass with Turmeric & Saffron Rice Preparation time: 20 minutes Cooking time: 1 hour 10 minutes Serves: 4 to 6 This recipe is a seasonal staple from the kitchen of my grandmother, who raised my mother and uncles along the seaside in the city of Saida in South Lebanon, facing the citadel. It works Read More …

Baked Chicken with Onions and Sumac

Baked Chicken with Onions and Sumac Preparation time: 30 minutes, plus refrigeration Cooking time: 2 hours Serves: 4 to 6 Moussakhan is a ceremonial Palestinian dish, traditionally prepared to celebrate the end of the olive harvest, which takes place from October until December. Given the dearth of its typical accompaniment, the Palestinian bread taboon, this Read More …

Lemon and Pistachio Loaf

Lemon and Pistachio Loaf Preparation time: 30 minutes Cooking time: 45 minutes Serves: 6 to 8 This light and lemony cake is especially eye-catching with a spread of lemon icing topped with pistachios. For the cake 120g blanched pistachios 250g plain flour 1 tsp baking powder 250g unsalted butter   250g caster sugar Juice and Read More …

Halaweh Cake with Caramel Sauce

Halaweh Cake with Caramel Sauce Preparation time: 30 minutes Cooking time: 30 minutes Makes: approximately 9 squares Halaweh is a dense, sweet, nutty confection popular throughout what was once the Ottoman Empire. It is generally sweetened with sugar or honey. Its texture can vary – semolina-based halaweh is gelatinous and translucent, while sesame-based halaweh is Read More …

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