Green bean curry ~ Marag Lubyah

This is one of my favourite Iraqi tomato curry / stew and am glad my kids like it too. It is delicious and brings me warm memories of family gatherings and spoons hitting plates and clinking between moments of silence that breaks the chatter across the table.  This is a lovely comfort giving dish with…

Shortbread Biscuite

Continuing with the love theme this month. I thought of another way to show your appreciation and love, baking ! Making something with your loving hands to feed your love ones is a wonderful act of love. I decided to do shortbread biscuits in shapes of heart with my son. This is so he can…

Lemon & Rosemary Roast Chicken Vs Zaater & Sumac Roast Chicken !

A christmas alternative to turkey is chicken. If you remember my previously Christmas recipe post was a recipe for Zaater & Sumac Chicken and it went down a storm with my in-laws. So I thought I would remind you all that you can cook this simple roast with Middle Eastern flavour for your Christmas lunch/dinner.  I…

Garlic Butter Fish

White fish is a great choice for family meals. It contains high levels of protein and is low in fat not to mention the nutritional oils that have essential vitamins and lots of omega 3 fatty acids. There are two categories of white fish round and flat. Round fish include Haddock, Mullet, Cod etc and…

Spaghtti with Zucchini and Cream

Our good friend, the reliable spaghetti that has rescued so many will always be a stable in my kitchen. The long thin Italian pasta has always been present in my life, cooked in different styles and ways. It has been adopted in Iraqi cooking too where it is crispy at the bottom of the pot…

Vegetable Spring Rolls

Très sample et delicious .. is how I would describe this recipe. It truly is very simple and taste better than the restaurant guaranteed. Springs rolls originates from the Far East, where they first started making it during spring time as the filling was made of spring vegetables.  They are snack or side dish  of…

Kubbat Halab – Easy Rice Kubba

I have finally made KUBBBAAAAAA  !!! You don’t know how happy I am, truly ecstatic. I have been putting off making these delicious Iraqi rice patties for years. Instead I opted out to eating them in restaurants and bulk buying from my favourite Mediterranean grocers in London  (Alwan Supermarket – Kingsbury High Road NW9). So…

Omelette

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day right? Right. Want to start it will lots of good stuff that will tickle your tongue taste buds as well as your belly and keep you going till lunch time? Why not an omelette ?  This is a very simple sausage, spinach and tomato omelette that…

Mince meat Burrito recipe

Burrito is a Mexican tortilla wrap. The main ingredients are the wheat tortilla, meat, beans and salad.  It could be a bit tricky to make but as long as you understand these simple steps you will be fine. The steps are these; getting your stuffing ready, assembling and wrapping ! You have your Tortilla bread,…

Rosemary & Lemon roast chicken recipe

I got to admit that this is the easiest roast chicken recipe there is on the plant. FACT.  You just need FIVE simple ingredients  to make a mouthwatering crispy zesty meal that the whole family will enjoy.  Roast chicken is a stable and a favourite in my household and am sure in every household. I…