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Thanksgiving Leftovers Turkey Pot Pies

Thanksgiving Leftovers Turkey Pot Pies

Before we look at the turkey pot pies recipe, a few words about Thanksgiving. I love it, don’t you? I don’t necessarily love turkey, but I do love gathering with family and friends, giving thanks, and of course, cooking!

Assyrian Vermicelli Rice

Assyrian Vermicelli Rice

Rice, a staple in the Assyrian diet, is served as a side to most meals. Whether it’s present alongside stew or kababs, or as the main meal, as in Biryani, somehow we manage to sneak it into the menu.

Masgouf / Iraqi Grilled Fish

Masgouf / Iraqi Grilled Fish

Many consider masgouf to be the national dish of Iraq. Assyrians are not known for their seafood dishes. As a matter of fact, masgouf was the only fish dish my mom ever cooked.

Not Your Mother’s Hareesa

Not Your Mother’s Hareesa

Ask any Assyrian to list some of their favorite Assyrian dishes and hareesa will most likely be on that list. But because it takes so much effort to make, it’s usually only prepared for special occasions and holidays.

Easy Beef or Lamb Shawarma

Easy Beef or Lamb Shawarma

Shawarma is meat that is stacked vertically on a spit and cooked slowly over many hours. Since most of us don’t have a spit handy or hours to cook, I’m sharing a tasty alternative.

Quick Homemade Pasta

Quick Homemade Pasta

Nothing can beat the taste of homemade pasta. Once you taste it, it’s hard to go back to store-bought pasta. If you are intimidated at the idea of making homemade pasta, don’t be, it’s actually quite easy.

Mexican Lasagna

Mexican Lasagna

Who says you can’t mix the flavors of two different cultures to come up with an amazing new recipe? Well, if my mom was still living, I’m sure she would object. She was very set in her ways when it came to cooking.

Beni’s Biryani

Beni’s Biryani

Yesterday was Biryani day at my sister, Beni’s house. I’m currently visiting her in Chicago. We have spent the last two weeks primarily cooking and eating! My brother was stopping by for a visit and requested we make biryani.

Lemony Greek Dolmathes with Toasted Pine Nuts

Lemony Greek Dolmathes with Toasted Pine Nuts

I’ve always loved grape leaf dolma…Middle Eastern style, that is! I used to think that I disliked Greek dolmathes. Our family spent three months in Greece when I was nine years old, while waiting for our papers to immigrate to the U. S.

CABBAGE ROLLS (DOLMA’T CHALAMA)

CABBAGE ROLLS (DOLMA’T CHALAMA)

Cabbage Dolma is one of those Assyrian dishes that everyone loves. It also happens to be my daughter’s favorite.



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