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ouzi topped with lamb in a serving platter
Dinner | Middle Eastern | Ramadan

Ouzi

Ouzi, Ghuzi, Qoozi, or Khuzi (قوزي in Arabic), pronounced “ooze,” is a beloved Arab spiced rice dish jeweled with peas, carrots, and succulent lamb. It is a delicious meal that is perfect for a gathering. It is aromatic and flavorful, from the well-seasoned rice to the melt-in-your-mouth lamb. All of this isn’t complete without the…

Appetizers

Baba Ghanoush (Roasted Eggplant Dip) topped with parsley, paprika, and lemon slices
Appetizers | Brunch | Dairy Free | Gluten Free | Middle Eastern | Ramadan | Side Dishes | Vegan and Vegetarian

Baba Ghanoush (Roasted Eggplant Dip)

Baba Ghanoush (Roasted Eggplant Dip) is a savory, creamy, smokey eggplant dip with citrus and garlic notes. This is the vegan dip of my childhood besides hummus; baba ghanoush was made on a regular whether for brunch or as a side dish to BBQ. The smokiness from the charred roasted eggplant, in contrast with the…

Brunch

Baba Ghanoush (Roasted Eggplant Dip) topped with parsley, paprika, and lemon slices
Appetizers | Brunch | Dairy Free | Gluten Free | Middle Eastern | Ramadan | Side Dishes | Vegan and Vegetarian

Baba Ghanoush (Roasted Eggplant Dip)

Baba Ghanoush (Roasted Eggplant Dip) is a savory, creamy, smokey eggplant dip with citrus and garlic notes. This is the vegan dip of my childhood besides hummus; baba ghanoush was made on a regular whether for brunch or as a side dish to BBQ. The smokiness from the charred roasted eggplant, in contrast with the…

Dairy-Free

Baba Ghanoush (Roasted Eggplant Dip) topped with parsley, paprika, and lemon slices
Appetizers | Brunch | Dairy Free | Gluten Free | Middle Eastern | Ramadan | Side Dishes | Vegan and Vegetarian

Baba Ghanoush (Roasted Eggplant Dip)

Baba Ghanoush (Roasted Eggplant Dip) is a savory, creamy, smokey eggplant dip with citrus and garlic notes. This is the vegan dip of my childhood besides hummus; baba ghanoush was made on a regular whether for brunch or as a side dish to BBQ. The smokiness from the charred roasted eggplant, in contrast with the…

Dessert

Dinner

ouzi topped with lamb in a serving platter
Dinner | Middle Eastern | Ramadan

Ouzi

Ouzi, Ghuzi, Qoozi, or Khuzi (قوزي in Arabic), pronounced “ooze,” is a beloved Arab spiced rice dish jeweled with peas, carrots, and succulent lamb. It is a delicious meal that is perfect for a gathering. It is aromatic and flavorful, from the well-seasoned rice to the melt-in-your-mouth lamb. All of this isn’t complete without the…

Drinks

top view beef shawarma in a pita bread with onion, meat, tomatoes, and pickles
Drinks | Middle Eastern | Ramadan

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….

Gluten-Free

close up of lamb tagine
Dinner | Gluten Free | Middle Eastern

Lamb Tagine

Lamb Tagine, the stew, classically incorporates savory and sweet ingredients to make a complex dish with a richly spiced flavor. You will see an array of seasonings in this stew that sets it apart from anything you’ve probably tried, like cinnamon and cardamom. It is a comforting, cozy meal that pairs perfectly with plain couscous…

Keto

Middle Eastern

Easy authentic hummus recipe topped with sumac, parsley, jalapeno sauce, and olive oil.
30 Minute Meals | Appetizers | Brunch | Dairy Free | Gluten Free | Middle Eastern | Ramadan | Vegan and Vegetarian

Easy Authentic Hummus Recipe

My family’s easy authentic hummus recipe comes together in just 10 minutes! It is one of the first recipes I ever learned in the kitchen with my mom. We always used canned chickpeas for convenience and just a few simple ingredients to make this wonderful creamy vegan dip. What is Hummus? Hummus in Arabic translates…

Salads

Side Dishes

Snacks

side view of date scone on a plate
Dessert | Ramadan | Snacks

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…

Soups

Vegan & Vegetarian