Sahlab

Sahlab

Sahlab drink reminds me of cold winter evenings in Canada, where we would gather as a family by the fireplace. It is the perfect winter drink and I love it more than Hot Chocolate. Introduced to the Middle East by the Ottoman Empire as Salep, centuries ago, it can be...
Qatayef

Qatayef

If there is one recipe that’s says Ramadan in my house, it has to be Qatayef. These delicious Middle Eastern pancakes are a treat reserved for the holy month. Stuffed with lots of yummy fillings like cream or nuts, Qatayef is usually prepared by street vendors in the...
Kaak and Maamoul

Kaak and Maamoul

We were so lucky to have my grandparents live close to us in Toronto. They were living in Haifa, Palestine before they were forced to flee to Lebanon in 1948, with my mother and Aunt Samia.  It was difficult for them to settle in Beirut and when the Lebanese civil war...
Moughleh

Moughleh

A common dessert amongst countries of the Levant region, this nutritious pudding is usually made to celebrate the birth of a new baby. It is also common amongst Christian Arabs to serve Moughleh at Christmas time to honor the birth of Jesus Christ. My grandmother used...
Ghraybeh

Ghraybeh

These traditional festive cookies are served during most holiday get-togethers. I recall these tasty sweets at most special occasions growing up. There are many variations to it but I find that using cornstarch makes the cookie delicately melt in your mouth. Some like...
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