Breakfast

Breakfast, some seem to love it and want to even have it for dinners on occasion, others don’t have time for it, and skip it altogether. But as most of us have probably heard by now, breakfast is the most important part of the day. It kicks off your metabolism and keeps you from snacking on junk until it’s time to have lunch.

Although I usually end up having a shake (for health reasons) many Assyrians do the opposite. A great spread is usually prepared, especially if you have guests. Similar to “mezze,” many options are laid out to satisfy everyone’s taste. This includes Clotted Cream (Geymar), and jam, Basturma (Middle Eastern Cured Breakfast Sausage), and eggs, pita bread, various cheeses, black olives, and plenty of tea!

Buried Cheese (Joopta Doomirtah)

Buried Cheese (Joopta Doomirtah)

Buried cheese? Yes, buried cheese! You see, that is a direct translation for this recipe’s Assyrian title “Joopta (cheese) Doomirtah (buried).” But don’t worry, I won’t ask you to bury anything, I promise!

Low Carb Spinach and Eggs Recipe

Low Carb Spinach and Eggs Recipe

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!

Basturma | Middle Eastern Cured Breakfast Sausage

Basturma | Middle Eastern Cured Breakfast Sausage

As the title suggests, bastruma is a Middle Eastern breakfast sausage. It is usually served with fried or scrambled eggs.