Apple Pie

This pie sums up autumn in one bite! The spices and caramelized apples warm the heart as the crust crushes and melts in your mouth.  Recipe makes for 10-12 servings Ingredients Crust 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour 4 1/2 tablespoons sugar 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 1 cup butter, diced 4 tablespoons cold water Filling 3-4 cups baking apples like Golden … Continue reading Apple Pie

Spicy Tahini Fish – Samkeh Harra

This dish comes from Tripoli, Lebanon. It is usually served in gatherings or family dinners. Traditionally the fish is cooked whole. Modern takes on Samkeh Harra, however, transforms it into an easier version. I serve it, for instance, in individual filets servings while some restaurants serve it in sandwiches. Feel free to adjust the ingredients and serving to your liking! … Continue reading Spicy Tahini Fish – Samkeh Harra

Pancakes

My ultimate to-go-to healthy breakfast for a lazy Sunday! It’s an amazing way to get all the family together, each making their plate special with their own mix and match toppings: banana with Nutella and hazelnuts, honey with toasted pecans, or a simple homemade jam. The possibilities are endless. Ingredients 1 egg 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 tablespoon … Continue reading Pancakes

Pistachio Cake

A cake to spoil your guests! The velvety texture, pistachio flavor and buttery notes are a sure win at every gathering. Bake in different trays, top with wherever your imagination takes you, serve with love. Ingredients 2 1/2 cups flour 1/2 cup ground pistachio 2 teaspoons baking powder pinch of salt 1 1/4 cups sugar … Continue reading Pistachio Cake

Makdoos

Around the start of each November, my parents’ house smells a little different. The intense smell of hot peppers, garlic, and olive oil fills the place; it’s Makdoos season! A popular Levantine hors d’oeuvre, Makdoos is pickled eggplants stuffed with peppers, walnuts and garlic.   Ingredients 5 kilos small thin eggplants 1 kg walnuts 3 kg red chilly peppers 10 … Continue reading Makdoos