Kifta is a staple meatloaf mixture that forms the basis for many Arabic main dishes, raw and cooked. This meatloaf, kiftet batatta (meatloaf with potatoes), is topped with potatoes for an easy main dish and features spring parsley. I serve it with a seasonal salad. Enjoy!
In today’s free video and recipe, I show you a traditional Middle Eastern method of preserving yogurt cheese that requires no refrigeration. My grandmother and namesake, Tata Wardee, who has passed away, always had jars full of yogurt cheese balls available to add to our plates at breakfast, lunch and dinner!
When the cucumbers and tomatoes are available at the Farmers’ Market, I do go a little crazy. Can you blame me? We eat one of three cucumber and/or tomato salads just about every day. I already shared one with you — the cucumber yogurt/kefir salad — and this post includes another. If you’re counting, that means I still have one more to show you.
While dicing local onions and red potatoes on Sunday evening, and speaking with my mom on the phone, I found out that my Tata Wardee often added turmeric to her chicken soups, for color and for health. Tata Wardee is/was my grandmother for whom I was named; she passed away after living a long and […]
recipe from “Sahtein: Middle East Cookbook” 4 cups of dried mulukhiyyah (comfrey) 2 pounds lamb meat (boneless preferred) 6 cloves of garlic 1/4 cup pine nuts 6 cups water or lamb broth salt and lemon juice to taste 1 teaspoon allspice 1/2 teaspoon black pepper 2 tablespoons of butter prepared, cooked brown rice Brown the […]