STARTERS & APPETIZERS

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Homemade Cheese Sambosek

Making sambusak dough by hand is a pleasure passed down to me by my mom, who refuses to buy them fresh from the bakery let alone get the frozen version. Those are time consuming to make and require a paste maker machine to run the dough thin,…
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Homemade Kubbeh

Kubbeh is a lost art. I mean how many people bother to make it at home when some women sell it from home and you’re more likely to find it in the frozen section of the supermarket. With that said – I am into lost art especially when the…
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Zucchini or Cauliflower Fritters

Crispy on the outside, and moist but not soggy on the inside. This is a family favorite made by my mom, so whenever you are making food using stuffed zucchini you can always use the inner flesh to make a batch, or just go ahead and make one…

Mozzarella Cheese Rolls

You can't go wrong with these Mozzarella Cheese Rolls with marinara sauce! Serve hot, they'll be gone in a matter of seconds. Cheese Rolls Ingredients Spring Roll Sheets Mozzarella String Cheese Marinara Sauce Ingredients…

Sfeeha

Sfeeha or Sfiha depending on how you like to spell it is a very popular side dish in the LEVANT region. A pie-like dish served with various filling but traditionally meat. Now everyone is biased to their moms food for sure, but I can safely…

Veggie Vietnamese Rolls

Fresh Summer Veggie Rolls are perfect for the Spring, Summer, and anytime you want to enjoy the fresh deliciousness of veggies. Ingredients Rice paper 1 Cucumber Cut in half and lengthwise into smaller cuts 1 Carrot Cut in…

Vegetable Spring Rolls

I like my Spring Rolls to be minimal and full of flavor, so no noodles or poultry, just a few veggies packaged with nutrients and flavor. Ingredients 3 TBSP Sesame Oil 6 cups shredded cabbage 3 Cup peeled carrot, coarsely grated …
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Kubbeh Tarts

A twist on a classic Kubbeh, half baked, half fried! Those bite-size tarts take some effort to make but are worth every single bite ... Crust Ingredients 500 Grams of Veal Meat 1 KG of Fine White Bulgur 1 Onion Peeled and cut…

Babaghanosh aka Mutabal Betenjan

Smoked aubergine & tahini dip which is great for dipping your veggies into, or have the Middle Eastern way, and enjoy with fried Pita bread next to your favorite dish.  Ingredients 1 large eggplant 1 garlic clove (optional) …

Galayet Bandoora قلاية بندورة

Galayet Bandoora is sautéed tomatoes stewed with garlic, olive oil, pepper, and salt. You can enjoy it over a bed of rice, alone, or dip with bread. Ingredients:  3 sliced tomatoes one diced small onion one diced green pepper…

Creamy Freekeh

One of my favorite Armenian restaurants in town serves a delicious Freekeh bil Fukhara, while this is not exactly what this is, it comes in second to best with a homemade copycat.  Ingredients 1 TSP veg oil 1 cup freekeh …

Su Burak - Turkish Cheese Burak

Su böreği, also known as Su Burak,  is a classic Turkish street food made with phyllo sheets and stuffed with cheese and parsley. Ingredients 1 pack filo pastry leaves 50-gram butter stick straight out of the fridge 2 eggs …

Mushroom Bell Pepper Canapes

These huge Canapés (oxymoron duly noted) are great for gatherings, movie night, and even dinner. After you've had one, it's quite hard to stop reaching for seconds or thirds. Just make sure to use fresh baguette for optimum results. Ingredients …

Taco Trays

I have a thing or two for Tacos. I find them effortless to make, and they are just delicious. Whenever I don’t feel like cooking, I resort to making them as they are a quick fix, and the ingredients are always within arms reach in the fridge. Ingredients •…

Smoked Salmon and Cucumber Canapés

Smoked Salmon is one of my favorite ingredients to prepare finger food with, I find it to be the perfect canapés for any occasion. Personally, I even make myself smoked salmon and cucumber canapés as a snack at home. Here's my quick…

Zucchini Parmesan Chips

Looking for a healthy snack that is incredibly crispy and addictive? Give those Zucchini Parmesan Chips a try... I made them for friends who were visiting for dinner, got raving reviews and it became a personal favorite. Ingredients 1/3…

Salmon Cucumber Rolls

If you've read my blog last week, you would know that I have a thing for Smoked Salmon, and especially for creating delicious finger foods using it. Inspired by lasts weeks Smoked Salmon and Cucumber canapés, this week I'm preparing Smoked…