Almond Cake
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Almond Cake

This almond cake is unlike any other you will try. It is a mixture of semolina flour and almond flour, giving the cake a unique texture. It is soaked in sweetened condensed milk and topped with sliced almonds. It is reminiscent of a traditional Middle Eastern semolina cake known as basbousa but with tres leches…

Cabbage Soup
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Cabbage Soup

Let me start off by saying that this vegetarian cabbage soup is so delicious! I cannot believe I waited so long to make cabbage soup. What really motivated me was the extra boiled cabbage I had from making stuffed cabbage, malfoof. It worked perfectly for this hearty and flavorful soup. This is the most adaptable…

The Best Beef Stew
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The Best Beef Stew

Nothing screams warmth and comfort like a bowl of hearty and rich beef stew. Better yet, served with some vermicelli rice for a delightful weeknight meal that the whole family will enjoy. What makes this the best beef stew you may ask? The fact that it is so decadent with its spices, texture, and flavors….

Sayadieh
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Sayadieh

This post is sponsored by Filippo Berio. All ideas are my own. Sayadieh is a classic Middle Eastern rice and fish dish that consists of fried white fish, fluffy spiced rice, caramelized onions, and a tahini salad. For this recipe, I decided not to deep fry my fish like most traditional sayadieh recipes to make…

Knafeh Na’ameh
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Knafeh Na’ameh

Knafeh Na’ameh is the most famous Palestinian dessert. It is made with shredded phyllo or semolina dough with a cheese filling, then doused with simple syrup and topped with pistachios. Almost every region in the Middle East has its variation of it. Knafeh has become so much more universal now that you can find it…

Musakhan
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Musakhan

This is one of the National Dishes of Palestine, my homeland. Musakhan typically consists of a few staple ingredients. That being fresh flatbread, olive oil, sumac, chicken, and onions. So now imagine the flatbread topped with lots of olive oil, sauteed onions, roasted chicken, and loads of sumac. It is delicious! Taboon bread is traditionally…

Shish Barak
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Shish Barak

These Middle Eastern homemade meat-stuffed dumplings cooked in yogurt are to die for! They are the ultimate comfort food and every minute that goes into making these are well worth it. What is Shish Barak? Shish Barak can be considered the ravioli of Arabic cuisine; they look just like them, except the stuffing must be…