Kofta & Potatoes in Tahini Sauce

I think this is our last recipe for the month from Falastin. Check out our other attempts: Lemon Chickpea Salad (Balilah), Saffron Butternut Squash Soup, and Chicken Musakhan! We'll definitely return to this cookbook later though... we have quite a few more recipes earmarked. This has been one of our favorite cookbooks since the Kitchn Cookbook Club... Continue Reading →

Saffron Butternut Squash Soup

We're a little bit in love with January's Cookbook Club selection Falastin. We always bookmark some recipes at the beginning of the month when there's a new cookbook. This month, we bookmarked pretty much the entire book, and just might actually follow through. This soup was pretty easy to prepare and a great winter and... Continue Reading →

Lemon Chickpea Salad (Balilah)

January's pick for the Cookbook Club is Falastin, by Sami Tamimi and Tara Wigley. I've been a fan of Tamimi's for a long time, as he co-authored one of my all-time favorite cookbooks, Jerusalem, so I was very excited about this pick. While Jerusalem looks at the food of Jerusalem from both the Jewish and... Continue Reading →

Bahraini Chicken Machboos

  About a month ago, our friend/former co-worker Noel moved with her husband to Bahrain. Not exactly your average move to the other side of town, or across state lines. Noel has been blogging about their move and adventures halfway around the world, which is so fun to see! I was pretty jealous reading about... Continue Reading →

Muhammara

We're having an impromptu New Year's Eve "party" tonight. I put party in quotations because we're not exactly a wild bunch. We're having food, alcohol, and friends on NYE, so I feel like it qualifies as a party, but we're doing a lot more playing of board games than dancing on tables. I've wanted to... Continue Reading →

Spinach & Feta Gözleme

What's the first thing people think of when they think of Turkish food? Kofte is the first thing for most people, but there's so much more! Don't worry, we're going to keep cooking our way through them and sharing with you here. Gözleme is one of the many great Turkish street foods. (Lahmacun is another that if you... Continue Reading →

Simple Olive Couscous

This side dish has a great flavor that belies its simplicity and ease of cooking. I could eat this as a meal (I really love couscous), but it's perfect as a side dish with pretty much any dish with Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, or North African flavors. I made it tonight with these braised chicken thighs!... Continue Reading →

Zoodles with Roasted Chickpeas

Have all you food-blog-readers out there heard of Yotam Ottolenghi? He's an Israeli-born British chef who I absolutely love! He has restaurants in the UK, at least five cookbooks, a website full of traditional & inventive Middle Eastern recipes, and a weekly column in The Guardian. He also has one of the best, most gorgeous,... Continue Reading →

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