Sourdough pull apart bread

This kind of pull apart bread is traditionally called Pita in Bulgaria. It is often eaten on big family events such as weddings, baptism, engagement and more. It is also favorite childhood breakfast as my nanna is just an amazing baker. I like to serve¬† this bread with honey drizzle and drink ayran (laban) with…

Roasted eggplant with bulgur

This is a great summer dish, that doesn`t require much labor. I love the textures of soft bulgur, creamy eggplant and crunchy pomegranate. You can add your own twist to it. INGREDIENTS 2 cups bulgur wheat 2 eggplants 1/2 cup pomegranate pearls handful fresh mint 1 tbsp harissa paste 1 tsp smoked paprika 2 tbsp…

Sourdough pancakes

Playing with sourdough recently and I already experimented with almost everything I could think of. Making this pancakes is like getting back in my childhood. They are fluffy, thick and super buttery. They have very light sour note and are my new guilty pleasure. INGREDIENTS 150 g sourdough starter (click here to see how to…

Arabic lentil soup

The Arabic lentil soup is a must have for every Ramadan table. It is the perfect starter, very nutritious and rich in fiber. I love all the flavors in there such as cardamon, cumin and coriander. Finish it with the squeeze of lemon and enjoy it hot. INGREDIENTS 2 cups red lentils 1 small onion…

Pulled pork and smoked bacon sandwiches

Made in the slow cooker these pulled pork sandwiches are something special. I cooked the meat in the slow cooker, together with smoked bacon and loads of spices and sauces. I choose to serve only with purple cabbage and carrots coleslaw so the real taste of the meat and juices is the star of the…

Beach tacos

As the name suggest there is nothing complicated in this recipe. We made it quick and easy on the beach of Fujairah. I got some of my favorite herbs and flavors in it. All you need is a hot BBQ, good friends and less than ten minutes to cook the tacos. INGREDIENTS 300 g lean…

Wild garlic and walnuts pesto

Using the fresh greens available on the market I made this green and easy pesto. You can really¬† unleash your fantasy when it comes to pesto recipe. This one is slightly garlicky and perfect for an afternoon munch on a nice sourdough bread. Or at least this is how we enjoyed it. INGREDIENTS one cup…

Coconut katsu curry

This dish has a lot to offer in terms of flavor and texture. It is a cheat version as I used ready made curry sauce. But it is great for a quick family dinner or even weekend lunch. Recipe inspired from: Jamie Oliver INGREDIENTS 2 chicken breasts 2 eggs 1 cup white flour 1 cup…

Lemon meringue pie

I am not a dessert person at all. I prefer my desserts rather zesty and not too sweet. I will choose a good cheesecake or lemon meringue pie over chocolate every day of the week. This is my first attempt in making this dessert and I wasn`t sure if the lemon curd will set or…

Lamb meatballs with pine nuts and cinnamon

This dish is simply bursting with flavors. It`s very Mediterranean, yet has this Arabic note from the cinnamon. it might be my new favorite summer dinner. INGREDIENTS (serve 2 adults and one hungry toddler) 450 g lamb mince 1/2 white onion handful fresh mint handful fresh parsley 3 tbsp pine nuts 1 tsp cinnamon salt…

Matcha pancakes cake

For a long time I was convinced that matcha is not my cup of tea. It was all about one terrible cheesecake we tried few years ago, that totally put me off. The taste was too intense almost seaweed like. Fast forward to couple of months ago we went to the new Japanese shop in…

White sourdough bread

Congratulations! If you are reading this article it probably means you already have sourdough starter ready to rock….I mean bake! If you are still a bit lost and don`t know where to start click here to read my step by step how to make your starter. The recipe I am presenting to you first is…