Category Middle Eastern

The Best Hummus

Well, it’s the best hummus according to me.  After travelling to Israel a couple months ago, I couldn’t believe how much I loved the hummus served there.  One of the distinct flavours is the amount of tahini added.  It’s the creamiest hummus that I have ever had and I wanted to make it like that […]

Street Food & Markets, Israel Style

My husband and I had the pleasure of attending friends’ daughter’s wedding in Israel last month.  I had visited to Israel many times but this was the first time for my husband.  We rented an Airbnb in Tel Aviv for 10 days, and not only walked extensively through Tel Aviv-Jaffo, but took a few tours.  […]

Roasted Sumac Chicken with Za’atar and Lemon

I must be one of Yotam Ottolenghi’s greatest fans.  I love his style of middle-eastern fusion cuisine.  I own all six of his cookbooks, the most recent being Sweet, and I hardly ever make desserts but I had to complete my set.  My first purchase was Jerusalem and over the years I have filled in […]

Black Tahini — time for a new ingredient

Tahini made with white sesame seeds is something I always have on hand but black tahini is a novel item for me.  Not available in local stores, the only place I have seen it for sale is on Amazon.  I read an article recently The Ingredient No One Knows What To Do With Yet and […]

Easy Za’atar Bread at Home

Za’atar bread: a savoury flatbread slathered with a za’atar/oil/salt topping.  It’s a delicious take out from my local middle eastern bakery (and they even warm it up for you to go) and I buy some every time I go shopping there.  Yummy substitute for plain old pita to serve with hummus or other dip. However, […]

Spiced Chicken with Warm Hummus

Sometimes the most difficult part for me when creating a blog post is the title.  I want to entice you to open the post so it has to lure you in.  This recipe is an amalgamation of two components: warm hummus and spiced chicken. But I made the decision to put the spiced chicken in […]

Golden Vegetable Couscous

Good morning folks.  Driving to the gym in Ottawa this morning, I watched the temperature drop from -1°C (30°F) to -18°(0°F) in only four minutes, pulling out of my garage to pulling into the parking lot at GoodLife Fitness.  But what a great way to warm up and kick start my day. So I’m glad […]