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.
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.
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.
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!
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?
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.
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!