Maqluba (Makloubeh) with Lamb (Arabic Rice Dish)
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Maqluba (Makloubeh) with Lamb (Arabic Rice Dish)

You may have heard of Maqluba (also known as makloubeh, maqlooba, maqlouba), a prevalent Middle Eastern rice dish from Palestine that is sure to impress. It consists of seasoned rice, baked vegetables like cauliflower, potatoes, eggplant, and tender pieces of lamb. All these flavors make for a spectacular dish served by flipping over the pot…

Freekeh Soup
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Freekeh Soup

Freekeh soup is one of my favorites, especially this time of year when the weather cools down. It truly nourishes you. This ancient grain from the Middle East has hearty, earthy, and smoky notes. It is not only fabulous in a soup but even on its own as a pilaf in my freekeh with chicken…

Easy Date Scones
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Easy Date Scones

These simple date scones are buttery, flaky, sweet, savory, and delicious. The edges are crisp, and the center is soft and bejeweled with dates. They are fabulous as a dessert, brunch item, or snack. I love that they are freezer-friendly, making them a treat that can be made ahead of time and enjoyed for weeks…

Aish El Saraya
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Aish El Saraya

You may be thinking, what is Aish El Saraya? Well, it is a very popular and delicious no-bake Middle Eastern dessert. Aish El Saraya translates in Arabic to “The Palace Bread,” and it’s fitting since this is a bread pudding. What I love about this dessert is how easy it is to put together, and…