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.
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.
This Miso Stracciatella Ice Cream is a very unorthodox version of the gem that is Italian Stracciatella Ice Cream, and you don't need an ice cream maker to make it. The old classic is levelled up with some salty miso, floral olive oil, and a combination of dark chocolate slivers and bitter cacao nibs which perfectly counter-balance the sweet cream ice cream.
This sweet, floral Wild Peach Jam with Saffron and Honey can be made in under an hour and is great as a spread on bread, filling for all kinds of baked goods, an addition to a bowl of yogurt, or eaten straight from the spoon! The saffron adds depth to the otherwise bright peach flavor.
These Vegan Beetroot Orange Cinnamon Rolls are going to make your house smell incredible! With a dough that's perfumed with orange zest and tinged a beautiful red with the help of beetroot powder, this recipe is a slightly healthier take on the traditional buttery cinnamon rolls.
Making your own labneh is a breeze! Labneh is a very common Middle Eastern dip, often eaten for breakfast, as an appetizer, or as part of a mezze spread. Much like yogurt, but thicker and creamier due to the removed whey. All you need is a cheesecloth, some thick greek yogurt, and some time.
This Orange Blossom Rose Cake with Honey Pistachio Frosting and Wild Peach Saffron Jam is an elegant show-stopper for dinner parties, birthdays, potlucks, and can even be an indulgent dessert for one (albeit spread over a couple days).
This DIY skincare recipe doubles as face cream and after shave. Jojoba oil, sweet almond oil, cacao butter, and shea butter make this cream deeply nourishing. Witch hazel is a natural astringent which soothes the skin and cleans any cuts caused by shaving, while Frankincense and Tea Tree oils work their powerful anti-inflammatory magic.