Moroccan Chickpea Soup (Vegan Recipe)

Hearty, easy-to-make and delicious Moroccan Chickpea soup. This dish is infused with the amazing flavors of Moroccan cuisine. Morocco is my third country of choice with the letter M for this week’s blogging marathon. Middle Eastern cuisine is one of my favorites to explore. They have some amazingly flavorful dishes and most of the spices…

Nutella-Nut Baklava Recipe

Traditional dessert with a chocolate twist – this Nutella-Nut Baklava is great to dessert to serve choco-holics or dessert lovers. For the final day of this years Bake-a-thon, I have a rich and decadent Nutella-Nut Baklava. I had about 10 more baked recipes on my list to choose from and I wish I had the time…

Wholewheat Pita Bread Recipe

BM# 75: A-Z Bake Around the World: Day 23 Bake of the Day: W for Wholewheat Pita Bread Country: Middle East (Syria/ Lebanon) After 6 days of continuous sweet dishes, I have a savory dish Wholewheat Pita bread today. This is a soft, puffy baked flatbread that is part of many Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Balkan cuisines. They…

Umm Ali with Croissant (Egyptian Recipe)

BM# 75: A-Z Bake Around the World: Day 21 Bake of the Day: U for Umm Ali Country: Egypt Today I have an absolutely delicious dessert from Egypt called Umm Ali. It is the national dish of Egypt and it is very similar to bread pudding made with puff pastry or phyllo dough or stale bread. It…

Baked Lima Beans Recipe (Mediterranean Style)

BM# 73: Week 3/ Day 1 Theme: Ingredient through Mail Dish: Mediterranean Style Baked Lima Beans I have a very interesting theme for this week’s blogging marathon. Valli paired the BM bloggers and asked us to send ingredients to each other. But the NJ/ NY bloggers had an even better idea, four of us met in person and…

Syrian Rice Pudding (Rose flavored Rice Pudding)

BM# 72: Week 3/ Day 2 Theme: Milk based Sweets Dish: Syrian Rice Pudding Today I have a creamy and delicious Syrian rice pudding under ‘Milk based desserts’ – BM theme. I am a big fan of rice pudding but like I said yesterday don’t make it quite often, so I didn’t want to lose…

Jordanian Style Rice Pilaf

Blogging Marathon# 48: Week 3/ Day 2 Theme: Biryani of different Styles Dish: Jordanian Rice Pilaf For Day 2 of this week’s blogging marathon, I have vegetarian version of Jordanian National dish, called Mansaf. Traditionally mansaf is made with lamb but the vegetarian version is filled with lots of vegetables. This recipe is from ‘The New Middle Eastern Vegetarian’ cookbook by Sally Butcher. I bookmarked almost all of the pilaf recipes from that cookbook. Some of the Middle Eastern Pilafs are quite elaborate with lots of flavors and textures. This Jordanian pilaf is one of those elaborate dishes. Rice is…