Sambal Badjak is a traditional Indonesian condiment that adds a fiery kick to dishes. This flavorful chili paste is made from a combination of red chili peppers, shallots or onions, garlic, shrimp paste, sugar, and various spices.
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.
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 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.
This sweet, fresh, and tangy Cinnamon Blueberry Chia Jam can be made in just 30 minutes and is great as a spread on bread, filling for all kinds of baked goods, to stir through a bowl of yogurt, or eaten straight from the spoon! The added cinnamon helps regulate your blood sugar levels while adding some warmth and depth to this jam.
Zhug, this hot sauce, hailing from Yemen, is packed with zingy and fiery flavors thanks to the addition of earthy cumin, fragrant cardamom, nutty coriander, and fresh herbs. Also known as sahawiq, bisbas, or maboj across the Middle East, it has become an integral part of Israeli national cuisine thanks to the Yemenite Jewish community.