If you love dates, you’re in luck! I’m about to share with you everything you need to know about my Easy Four-Ingredient Stuffed Dates recipe! Can you think of any fruit that is more Middle Eastern in origin than dates? Dates have been cultivated in […]
So we’re into the second week of January, and I don’t know about you, but I’m still doing my best to eat healthier. As promised, I’m focusing on healthier recipes this month. Which brings us to the topic of this post, Middle Eastern salad. The […]
“Arayes,” is an Arabic word means “brides.” It’s also the name of this irresistible (Lebanese) meat-stuffed pita bread. Another way to describe them is as Middle Eastern grilled pita sandwiches. Traditionally the pita bread is stuffed with ground lamb, which is how I prefer it. However, […]
I’d like to clear up the title of this post (Turkish Coffee recipe) right off the bat. As you might have read in my previous posts, certain Middle Eastern recipes are claimed by different regions. Although technically the same, some of these recipes are known […]
Let me start off by saying that I strongly feel the word “clotted” should never be used to describe a food item. That being said, this easy clotted cream recipe is the Middle Eastern equivalent, known as “gemar,” “gamar,” or “gaymer.” For the purposes of […]
Say hello to my new favorite spice blend, known as “dukkah” or “duqqa.” Although it’s a Middle Eastern spice, it was my sister-in-law, Alison, who introduced me to it. We were brainstorming about a ravioli recipe that I’m currently working on, and Alison suggested I […]
Of all the Assyrian stews, and there are many, okra stew is my favorite. Known as “Ladies’ fingers,” okra is the edible seed pod of the flowering okra plant. Assyrians call okra, “bomya” or “bamiyeh.” As a matter of fact, okra is known as “bamya” throughout […]
I’m sure you’ve heard of upside-down pineapple cake, but have you heard of upside-down rice before? If not, I’m here to tell you all about it! This upside-down cake is known by many names, including: “makloubi,” “maklouba,” and “maglouba.” Makloubi is definitely not a beginner […]
A few weeks ago, a friend from church posted on Facebook, asking if anyone had a meat grinder he could borrow. After reading some of the comments, it quickly became apparent that this transaction involved goats. After contacting him, Austin informed me that he had […]
I’ve spent the past two weeks visiting family in Chicago. One of the things I love about being in Chicago is getting to spend time in the kitchen with my sisters, and niece, Ninva. Since blogging must go on, I asked my sister, Beni, if […]
Bourak, are referred to as Assyrian, or Middle Eastern egg rolls. These spicy, cigar-shaped appetizers are usually served as “mezze.”
Finally, it’s happened! After blogging for almost a year, I’ve reached my 100th blog post! I started Hilda’s Kitchen Blog back in July of 2017. Since this is a special post, I thought I’d share an extra special recipe; my Middle Eastern baklava recipe.
Now that Summer is upon us, I find myself not being very hungry. Or maybe it’s just too hot to be cooped up in the kitchen cooking, so I convince myself that I’m not that hungry?
Stop the presses! Today I’m sharing a recipe for a grain that’s healthier than rice, and has a delicious nutty flavor! That grain is called “bulgur.” Bulgur is not a commonly used word in the English language. I guess for a good reason, since it is Turkish in origin.