Kubbeh in a white bowl of beetroot soup with vegetables
The very first time I tried Marak Kubbeh Adom coincided with my very first time making it. Fair to say, I fell in love with it. It's the ultimate cold weather comfort food. Marak Kubbeh Adom is a Kurdish specialty, semolina dumplings filled with fragrantly spiced beef or lamb and simmered in a crimson red beetroot broth. To make this recipe vegetarian/vegan simply replace the meat with mushrooms.
Sprinkling dukkah from a hand
Most people are familiar with za'atar, but dukkah, a spice blend originating from Egypt, shouldn't be underestimated. Fragrant and full of flavor, this spice blend has strong notes of anise which has the power to amplify your labneh, hummus, meat and fish, and can even be eaten alone - with some olive oil and warm bread.