I believe that cooking shouldn’t be a chore, but an adventure! For example, who says you can’t mix the flavors of two cultures to come up with an amazing new recipe? Well, if my dear mom was still with us, I’m sure she would object. My mother had rules about everything, especially when it came to cooking.
If I ever dared to veer from the traditional way of making certain Assyrian recipes, she would say “brati, le oya,” which means “my daughter, it won’t work.” Of course I never let that stop me. And on a few occasions, I even won her over once she tasted the new and improved recipe.
I got the idea for this recipe from a cookbook that a few friends put together. It was a fund raiser for our friend, Sheri, who was battling breast cancer. Although I never tried Sheri’s original recipe, it did inspire me to create this one.
I never make the same recipe twice. I prefer to mix things up a bit, or I tend to get bored. If I have chiles on hand, I’ll add them, if I have salsa, cottage cheese, queso freseco, or anything else that would complement the other ingredients, in they go! Use this recipe as a starting point, and have fun adding your own flare!
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