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Palestinian labaneh it's a thick yogurt ball spread  think of it as the middle eastern version of cream cheese very delicious

Palestinian labaneh it's a thick yogurt ball spread think of it as the middle eastern version of cream cheese very delicious

تطبيق سوسن ابوفرحة

تطبيق سوسن ابوفرحة

By Humaira & Katie In Afghanistan most vegetables are cooked in their own juices or some kind of a broth for a long time.Crunchy vegetables are a rarity.Maybe that’s why Jeja, Humaira’s mom, prefers meals at her own home where she won’t be subjected to al dente green beans and lightly steamed broccoli.However, Afghans do eat salad and for that, they use fresh, seasonal ingredients. When Humaira was in Afghanistan in 2006, in order to avoid the typical travelers’ illnesses, she had to lay off…

TOMATO, CUCUMBER, CILANTRO AND TOMATO - SALATA

By Humaira & Katie In Afghanistan most vegetables are cooked in their own juices or some kind of a broth for a long time.Crunchy vegetables are a rarity.Maybe that’s why Jeja, Humaira’s mom, prefers meals at her own home where she won’t be subjected to al dente green beans and lightly steamed broccoli.However, Afghans do eat salad and for that, they use fresh, seasonal ingredients. When Humaira was in Afghanistan in 2006, in order to avoid the typical travelers’ illnesses, she had to lay off…

chickpea biryani - ugh, so yummy!  i made it with half the rice and chickpeas but didn't half the rice cooking time, so it turned out slightly mushy - but the flavors are wonderful (didn't have any saffron or cardamom which i'm sure add a lot), especially with the greek yogurt to help cut the spice!

chickpea biryani - ugh, so yummy! i made it with half the rice and chickpeas but didn't half the rice cooking time, so it turned out slightly mushy - but the flavors are wonderful (didn't have any saffron or cardamom which i'm sure add a lot), especially with the greek yogurt to help cut the spice!

Our next stop in our Passport to Eating Series is Israel. With samples of traditional Jewish holiday recipes as well as Middle Eastern fare our April in Israel Mini 2014 Menu introduces you to some of the diversity found in this Mediterranean country.

Our next stop in our Passport to Eating Series is Israel. With samples of traditional Jewish holiday recipes as well as Middle Eastern fare our April in Israel Mini 2014 Menu introduces you to some of the diversity found in this Mediterranean country.

Feta and Cream Cheese Dip with Garlic and Dill from dishesanddustbunnies.com:

Feta and Cream Cheese Dip with Garlic and Dill

Feta and Cream Cheese Dip with Garlic and Dill from dishesanddustbunnies.com:

San Marzano Tomato Marinara Sauce  This is an amazing basic tomatoe sauce recipe...and the site it is on has THE BEST ITALIAN RECIPIES!!!!

San Marzano Tomato Marinara Sauce This is an amazing basic tomatoe sauce recipe...and the site it is on has THE BEST ITALIAN RECIPIES!!!!

Click here to learn a way to fry eggplant WITHOUT OIL! Use our graw crumbs gluten free magic mix & flour #nooilfrying #healthy eating #grawcrumbs

Click here to learn a way to fry eggplant WITHOUT OIL! Use our graw crumbs gluten free magic mix & flour #nooilfrying #healthy eating #grawcrumbs

This recipe for Adas Polo is from an Assyrian friend.  The dish combines Basmati rice, lentils, onion, beef, raisins and saffron.

This recipe for Adas Polo is from an Assyrian friend. The dish combines Basmati rice, lentils, onion, beef, raisins and saffron.

Berbere

Berbere

Berbere is a foundation of Ethiopian cooking, but is very versatile in many things. Sub fenugreek with yellow mustard seeds or a bit of curry.