Breads, Desserts

Date & Walnut Banana Bread

Ingredients: 1 ¼ cups sugar ½ cup butter, one stick, softened 2 eggs 1 ½ cups mashed very ripe bananas (3 to 4 medium) ½ cup yogurt 1 teaspoon vanilla 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon salt 1 cup chopped nuts, walnuts or pecans ½ cup chopped dates (optional) Directions: […]

Salads

Pearl Couscous Salad

Ingredients: For the Salad: 1 bunch broccoli (1 1/2 pounds), cut into small florets (about 4 cups) 1 15.5 oz can chickpeas, drained and rinsed 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil  1/2 teaspoon kosher salt 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 1 cup dry pearl couscous 1/3 cup walnuts, toasted  1 tablespoon capers 1/4 teaspoon red […]

Desserts

Matilda Cake

Ingredients: For the Cake: butter and flour for coating and dusting the cake pan 3 cups all-purpose flour 3 cups granulated sugar 1 1/2 cups unsweetened cocoa powder 1 tablespoon baking soda 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 1 1/2 teaspoons salt 4 large eggs 1 1/2 cups buttermilk/yoghurt 1 1/2 cups warm water 1/2 cup vegetable oil 2 teaspoons vanilla extract For the Chocolate Cream Cheese Buttercream Frosting: 1 1/2 cups butter softened 8 oz/200 grams cream cheese softened 1 1/2 cups unsweetened […]

Desserts

Triple Berry Cupcakes

Ingredients: For the Triple Berry Cupcakes: 2 sticks (8 ounces) unsalted butter, very soft 1 tablespoon vanilla 2 cups granulated sugar 4 large eggs, at room temperature 1 cup full-fat sour cream 1/2 cup whole milk 3 and 1/4 cups PLUS 2 tablespoons cake flour, divided 1 and 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking […]

Sides

Freekeh Pilaf

Ingredients: 2 medium onions, thinly sliced 25g butter 1 tbsp olive oil, plus extra to finish 150g freekeh (or bulghar wheat) 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon 1/4 tsp ground allspice 270ml Vegetable stock 100g Greek yoghurt 1 1/2 tsp lemon juice 1/2 garlic clove, crushed 10g parsley, finely chopped, plus extra to garnish 10g mint, finely chopped […]

Desserts

Peanut Butter & Jelly Linzer Cookies

Ingredients: 1 cup unsalted butter, softened 1/2 cup granulated sugar 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter 1 large egg yolk 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 3 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 cup powdered sugar 1/2 cup strawberry jam Directions: Preheat oven to 375°F with […]

Desserts

Raspberry Lemon Loaf Cake

Ingredients:  Loaf Cake: 188 Grams (1 1/2 cup) All-Purpose Flour 1 1/2 tsp Baking Powder 1/2 tsp Salt 266 Grams (1 1/3 cup) Granulated Sugar 6oz (3/4 Cup) Unsalted Butter, at room temp. 2 Large Eggs, at room temp. 3 tbsp fresh lemon juice 1 heaping tbsp lemon rind 4oz (1/4 cup) Greek Yogurt or Sour […]

Salads

Sun-Dried Tomato Lentil Salad

Ingredients:  100g (½ cup) mixed lentils – red split, green & black (you can also use one type if you can’t find different types) 250ml (1 1/4 cup) water 5 tablespoons pitted olives in brine, drained and diced to small size pieces 3 tablespoons sun-dried tomatoes in oil, drained and sliced thinly 150g (5oz) bell […]

Breads, Sides

Yoghurt Sambousa

Ingredients:  For The Dough: 2 ¾ cups of all-purpose flour 1 ½ teaspoons salt 2 sticks  (equivalent to 1 cup) of unsalted butter, softened 1 cup plain yogurt For the Filling: 1 medium onion, finely chopped 2 tablespoons of olive oil 1 package of ground chicken (you can use beef or lamb) 2 tablespoons of tomato […]

Sides

Lebanese Chicken Fatteh

Ingredients:  For The Fatteh 1 15 oz can chickpeas (rinsed/drained) 1 large Arabic pita bread, cut into pieces (toasted with olive oil, salt and pepper) 2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil, divided 1/4 cup pine nuts 1 lb boneless/skinless chicken breast 1/2 tsp garlic powder 1/2 tsp coriander 1/2 tsp thyme 1/4 tsp paprika Salt […]