Ingredient: cayenne pepper

Tahini Sauce

Tahini Sauce

If you’ve never had tahini sauce, you are in for a treat! It’s a very popular condiment in the Middle East. It is usually served alongside falafel, but that’s not where the possibilities end!

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.

Spiced Almonds

Spiced Almonds

Lately I’ve been snacking on dry roasted almonds in an effort to eat healthier. Like anything else, too much of a good thing can eventually get boring. In an effort to spice things up, I came up with this spiced almonds recipe.

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.

Tabouli (Taboula) Salad

Tabouli (Taboula) Salad

Tabouli, called “Taboula” in Assyrian, is a delicious and healthy salad which is eaten in most Middle Eastern countries. The most over-powering ingredient in tabouli is usually parsley.

Spicy Game Jerky

Spicy Game Jerky

Everyone in our family loves jerky. Even my daughter, who isn’t too fond of meat, is a fan. My husband, Scott, and I created this recipe years ago, after he came back from a hunting trip with an abundance of venison.


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