Falafel and jalapeno hummus

In the Middle East we love falafel and hummus! I mean- what is not to love?! There are so many recipe out there, that one can get easily confused what exactly is an authentic falafel. But instead of arguing what is authentic and what isn`t you can just enjoy this recipe! To me this is…

Quiche with Emmental and fresh zaatar

Zaatar is well known Arabic herb. It is sort of thyme, very fragrant and versatile. It is widely used in Bulgaria as well, there it is called “chubrica” and we use it dried as a condiment to almost everything we cook. I saw this recipe from my Instagram friend Petites Choses . I have to tell…

Arabic chicken shawarma

I was so driven to present you this recipe today that I had to make everything perfect. Cooking and taking photos for the blog makes me look ridiculous sometimes. Since the duration of the day in Dubai is now longer and I can actually take some really good photos with the natural light  I am…

Tabouleh with walnuts

As you might noticed the previous recipes dedicated to the Arabic cuisine and the month of Ramadan are mostly heavy and very rich. This is why I decided to post a recipe for tabouleh. This mezze (starter in Arabic) is super fresh and full of vitamins. And here I also decided to have my twist…

Muhammara and rosemary roasted chicken

Arabic muhammara is another traditional mezze. It`s made of blended bread crumbs, roasted peppers and walnuts. As the ingredients suggest it is very rich dip. Usually is prepared very spicy and some recipes have tomato puree in it. My recipe includes also fig molasses in which I recently felt in love. It taste heavenly and gives…

Roasted red pepper hummus

In the light of my Ramadan recipes I can`t skip the all time favorite hummus. This time with a healthy twist. Adding roasted pepper gives the hummus smokey flavor and makes it a  great starter. The key for good hummus is to have fresh ingredients. Hummus must have smooth texture and zesty notes. I made mine…

Kunefe with rose water and pistachio

Kunefe is a traditional dessert for Turkey and the surrounding Arabic countries. It can be pronounced in many different ways (unāfah, künefe, kadaïfi, kataïfi, knafeh, Kunafeh, knafeh, or kunafah) but always taste delicious and it`s a great treat for the Ramadan table.  The dessert itself is a cheese pastry soaked in sweet sugar-based syrup. The best is to eat the dessert…

Ramadan biscuits with cardamom

Ramadan Kareem! The city will change a lot in the next 30 days. Ramadan is here and so the endless Iftars with friends. People get more relaxed and calm. There is so much food to share and so much generosity to spread. For me living in a Muslim country thought me how close the religions…

Lamb kebabs with yogurt- cucumber dip

If you like me prefer to have home cooked meal everyday (almost) this is a recipe that you can try tonight. Kebabs might sound complicated but not this version of it. Forget the BBQ and all the hustle around it. This recipe will not take more than 30 min with the preparation! All you need…

Slow cooked beef with dates and chikpea

For this recipe I was inspired by the Moroccan Tagine. As always I start with a research for the dish I am planning to cook. I read plenty of recipes until I get the idea of what are the basic ingredients and how I can add my own interpretation to it. The flavors here are…

Tabbouleh with couscous, mint and roasted pine nuts

Tabbouleh is my favorite salad from all.  So many flavors mixed in it. I certainly miss the real ripe tomatoes from Bulgaria, where I can easily go and get as much as I want form my grandma`s garden. But I was lucky enough to find on our market very delicious local tomatoes and the result was…

Eggplant dip with yogurt and parsley

This recipe is inspired by the traditional Lebanese dip- baba ganoush. However I made my own version of it by replacing the tahina with full cream yogurt. I wanted to have a simple and light dip, but also to taste the smoky flavor of the baked eggplants. Since I live in an apartment I was…