Ingredient: butter

Christmas Peanut Brittle

Christmas Peanut Brittle

Christmas and baking go hand in hand, don’t they? During the last few weeks before Christmas, my baking really kicks into high gear. Last year, while making my microwaved peanut brittle, I decided to add some flavors to make it extra Christmasy.

Black Friday Creamy Turkey Soup

Black Friday Creamy Turkey Soup

Every year I look forward to Black Friday. Not for the reason that most look forward to this day; you see, I hate shopping. Especially if I have to deal with crowds. I’ll just pay full price, thank you  very much! No, the reason I look forward to this day is because I get to make my special Black Friday Turkey Soup.

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.

Muakacha (Fillo Delights)

Muakacha (Fillo Delights)

Muakacha is a Middle Eastern dessert made with phyllo dough that’s smothered with butter and custard. Are you drooling yet? Muakacha was not a recipe that I was familiar with. I first heard of it from my sister, Beni, who was introduced to the recipe by one of her friends.

Low Carb Spinach and Eggs (Beeah ooh Spanakh)

Low Carb Spinach and Eggs (Beeah ooh Spanakh)

Like I mentioned in a previous post, I am currently following a low-carb diet. This Assyrian recipe is one of my favorite low-carb breakfast dishes. It’s very simple to prepare, and amazingly good!

Chickpea Rice (Riza’t Khirtimane)

Chickpea Rice (Riza’t Khirtimane)

This simple, yet tasty recipe always reminds me of my mom, I guess a lot of Assyrian dishes do. She made this rice on a regular basis, especially when she was fasting from meat and dairy.

Galaktoboureko

Galaktoboureko

The greeks call this dessert Galaktoboureko, in the Middle East it’s known as Kahi. No matter what the name, you’ll call it delicious. Seriously, how can you go wrong with fillo dough layered with butter and filled with custard?

Creamy Yogurt and Purslane Dip (Poorpookheena B’Mesta ooh Tooyma)

Creamy Yogurt and Purslane Dip (Poorpookheena B’Mesta ooh Tooyma)

What’s healthier than spinach and makes this dip extra special? PURSLANE! You might be asking yourself, “what the heck is purslane?” Well, I’m glad you asked! Purslane is an edible succulent that has a slightly sour taste. It can be eaten as is, steamed, or fried.

Assyrian Yogurt Soup (Mesta Tooymenta Ooh Beeh)

Assyrian Yogurt Soup (Mesta Tooymenta Ooh Beeh)

This is one of those dishes that doesn’t look very appetizing, but is super healthy, and tastes way better than it looks! When I feel like I’m coming down with something funky, like I do today, this soup hits the spot!

Fancy Schmancy Brussel Sprouts

Fancy Schmancy Brussel Sprouts

So yesterday I baked a ham for dinner. Normally I would serve it with mashed potatoes and mustard sauce. But now that Scott has decided to join me in eating low-carb, I needed to come up with another side dish.


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