Tag: Libanees

Fish shawarma

During one my recent visits to Lebanon I discovered this wonderful shawarma variation at one of the best fish restaurants…

Onion tajen

Tajen, not to be confused with tajine or tagine, is a spicy side dish with fish and tahin, sesame sauce….

Cardamom ice cream

Cardamom is one of those spices which flavour makes you dream away into faraway lands. With its citrusy notes, it…

Shawarma brochettes

Shawarma (or shoarma) is one of those dishes that you can find all over the world, especially in Middle Eastern…

Kafta tortilla

The kafta mix changes from one country to another. My version is the Lebanese one. In short, kafta (also called…

Knefeh

Whenever I go back to Lebanon, the first thing I do is pass by one of the many bakeries on the…

Almond pecan pie

Here’s another Lebanese-inspired dessert combining nuttiness and flower power 😉 The base is a sweet pastry and the filling is…

Avocado kebbeh

Kebbeh or kibbeh is one of the most traditional dishes in Lebanon. It consists of a type of meat, pumpkin or…

Kale fattouch

I have to admit right from the start: I was never a big fan of kale. I never really enjoyed…

Stuffed pumpkin

Feel the wonderful warming sensation of this dish during a cold, stormy autumn evening. Lovely creamy pumpkin, sweet and tangy…

Potato pie

Besides the fact that it’s a very flavoursome dish, you can serve it in several different ways. You can do…

Grilled halloumi

So this is probably the first recipe I post with only one ingredient. I wonder if you can still call…

Tomato with aïoli

In a couple previous recipes, I had included this little side dish but I think it deserves a little more…

Salmon skewers

Salmon is one of the most flavoursome fish out there. Smoked, baked or grilled, it’s always makes a great dish….

Batata harra

‘Batata harra’ in Arabic simply means ‘spicy potato’. If you ask me, no mezza (or mezze) table is complete without…

Baba ghannouj

Ah! The baba ghannouj! Or moutabbal, as it is more commonly known in Lebanese restaurants. Simply put, baba ghannouj is…

Coconut nammoura

This is a serious guilty pleasure! A mouthwatering cake made with coconut and semolina. In the Middle East and North…

Zucchini moutabbal

‘What’s a moutabbal?’ I hear you say. Well in Lebanon (and the Middle-East in general) it literally means ‘mixed’ and…

Hummus galore!

Hummus. I, personally, cannot live without. I would gladly have it every day, any day. And I actually do that…

Lentils kibbeh

Yes! Another vegetarian kibbeh recipe (check out the pumpkin kibbeh)! This one is an Armenian version, 100% plant-based, spicy, healthy…

Labneh

Certain dishes are omnipresent in every household in Lebanon. Labneh is one of them; one must always have some in…

Pumpkin kibbeh

Kibbeh is one of the cornerstones of the Lebanese and Levantine kitchen. I think you can fill a whole book…

Hummus

I think I could eat hummus everyday. You can buy it everywhere these days and the best hummus was, is…

Kebabs with grilled halloum

Here’s another easy meaty recipe full of wonderful Middle-Eastern flavours. A delicious combination of spicy kebabs and gilled cheese. Halloum…

Nutty nammoura

Nammoura is one serious guilty pleasure. Forget calories and waist size for a moment and enjoy the warming sweetness of…