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…

Beef Shawarma
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Beef Shawarma

Beef shawarma is a popular street food in the Middle East. The steak is marinated with an array of spices, stuffed in a pita or wrap, then topped with tahini sauce & several vegetables. It is one delicious mouthful of flavors and textures. I first tasted shawarma many years ago on a trip to Jordan….

Zahra Bi’Laban
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Zahra Bi’Laban

Zahra Bi’laban is a very common Arab meal typically served in the winter as it is super comforting. Zahra Bi’laban translates to ‘cauliflower in yogurt’ in the English language. To be more descriptive, you can think of it as a homemade yogurt stew with roasted cauliflower florets and tender pieces of lamb served with vermicelli…