Harak Osba’o

Harak Osba’o is a family favorite especially when my mother is over as she does it best. It’s a Damascene style lentil sweet and sour stew topped with fried dough, onion and garlic cilantro. Legend says that when they first created this stew, the person couldn’t wait to try it, so had it very hot … Continue reading Harak Osba’o

الحراء بإصبعه

كوبان من العدس الأسمر كوب زيت زيتون كوب زيت نباتي لقلي العجين والبصل سبعة أكواب ماء لسلق العدس تقريبا بصلة عدد ٢ كبيرة مقطعة شرائح ضمة من الكزبرة مفرومة ٨-١٠ حبات توم مدقوقة ناعم ربع كوب عصير حامض نصف كوب عصير تمر هندي رشة كمون ناعم ملح حسب الذوق ينقى العدس ويغسل ويصفى ونضعه في … Continue reading الحراء بإصبعه


Mini makloubeh! Not only it’s a lot easier to prepare and serve, it’s also a lot healthier. It’s assembled the same way as ouzi with layers of rice, meat and more eggplant. You can make your own adjustments to it depending on your taste: grilled eggplants instead of fried, with or without meat, quinoa instead … Continue reading Makloubeh

Baked Kibbeh

Kebbeh is one of those dishes that take so much effort and time to do, that I always prepare an extra batch while in preparation and keep it in the freezer before baking. Whenever I’m very busy, or preparing for a dinner or Iftar, I just place it in the oven. The flavors are kept … Continue reading Baked Kibbeh

Sayadieh Samak

Sayadieh Samak is a Mediterranean dish common in Palestine and Lebanon. I especially like to prepare it when I have leftover fish as it gives it a whole new taste. Give it a try! You won’t be disappointed! Ingredients: kilo fish fillets 3 cups short grain rice, soaked in water 4 1/2 cups boiling water … Continue reading Sayadieh Samak

Beef Stroganoff

Beef Stroganoff is one of the dishes that I consider I learned “recently”, as it not one of the classic dishes I had growing up. Originally Russian, I am sure it has been greatly modified, with each person adding his or her personal touch. My personal touch is adding fresh mushroom and carrots and sometimes … Continue reading Beef Stroganoff