• breakfast,  Eid,  libyan

    Aseeda

    This is the most popular breakfast dish in all over Libya, it can be eaten with different combinations, the most used are honey and butter or date molasses with olive oil. its known as a tradition to make Aseeda as a breakfast on our prophet (sala allah alayhi wa sallam) birthday memory, a nice way for the whole family to gather around, it is eaten by hand using 2 fingers, which i have to admit i’m sooo bad in doing it the right way lol.   as for the ingredients, they are more than simple, basically its made out of just water and flour cooked on low heat in a…

  • desserts

    Nutella hazelnut cookie sandwiches

    and who can resist Nutella ? i think my mom is the only person on earth who doesn’t like Nutella and she keeps saying the same comment every time we go crazy describing something super full of it and melts in the mouth and OMG how it can fix the mood lol ( i cant understand what is it with this spread it is not delicious at all ) …. well we simply avoid to answer her lol so i was thinking about making short bread cookies for the kids then decorate them, but the nutella jar was right there and honestly i really needed to come up with a…

  • libyan,  Sides

    Kofta with caramelized onion sauce

    there is no doubt about the history of Jewish being in Libyan, they lived here for years and years before they all left the country, but still there are dishes knows as Jewish dishes or let’s say they are Libyan dishes but were created by the Jewish who used to live here. the kofta with caramelized onion tomato sauce is one of the west side of Libya’s famous dishes, it can be considered as luxurious sometimes, i mean if you were invited for dinner and you found it as part of the menu then you MUST be dear to those who invited you lol. anyways, there is a secret ingredient…

  • desserts

    Apple Cinnamon Cake

    Right when the weather starts to cool down, cinnamon jumps into my head and of course since its autumn i have to use Apples, i just cant resist those shiny green apples at the market, i have to buy them and bake with them i just HAVE to !. this is an ideal cake for chill days, goes perfectly with a cup of warm coffee, moist and rich with cinnamon, the perfect combination you need to enjoy the flavor of a strong coffee.     this cake has a very thick batter not like other cakes, that will turn into super moist later after it bakes, i think because of…

  • desserts

    Salted Caramel Thumbnail Cookies

    salted caramel, i have been seeing it in so many bloggers recipes, cakes, tarts, cookies and you name it but i have to admit this is the first recipe for me to use it, the combination between the sugar in caramel and salt flakes is surprisingly delicious, like seriously the salt is doing that kick for all the flavors to pop, its sweet and salty at the same time with vanilla flavor, just soo worth it. so basically it’s thumbnail cookie style, and as usual best way to get all cookies same size is by using ice-cream scooper, specially that i decided to make these cookies a bit bigger than…

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    Pumpkin Lamb stew ( eid Stew )

    i grew up having this dish every Eid, i had it made by my Grandmother then my Aunt, its connected to Eid for me, like it will not taste the same if we make it in any regular day. this is a traditional dish that is special for the east side cities, i personally think it has been influenced by Andalusian coz of the raisins use with chickpeas and lamb, its something close to the Moroccan which is also influenced by the same area. recipe Ingredients: ¼ cup vegetable oil 6 tbsp tomato paste 1 tbsp shaiba 1 tsp salt 1 tsp turmeric 1 tsp mixed spices 1 cup chickpeas,…

  • drinks

    Roselle Mint Juice

    so its well known as hibiscus juice, but for some reason i like the Italian name more, its more dramatic and represents the color and taste of this juice. i added a twist as most you know i’m addicted to lemon and mint so i was like why NOT ? yes lemon and mint worked fine with my Roselle too. add lots of ice and enjoy the freshness recipe Ingredients:   1 cup hibiscus flowers ( roselle ) 5 Tbsp. sugar 1.5 litre boiling water 1 lemon sliced 1 cup of fresh mint Ice Method: In a deep bowl put all the Roselle, sugar and pour the hot boiling water…

  • Eid,  Sides

    Hummus

    I have always been amazed by how some people can make humms so smooth and creamy, till one day i saw a recipe online saying they add B.S while soaking the chickpeas! and true i tried it and it really made a difference!   recipe Ingredients:   350g chickpeas 2 tsp. bicarbonate sodium ¼ cup fresh lemon juice 3 gloves of garlic ¼ cup tahini 1 tsp. salt ½ cup water   Water for soaking and cooking Olive oil for topping Method: In a deep bowl put all the chickpeas with 1 tsp. of bicarbonate sodium and cover with water for at least 5 hours or for overnight. Strain the…

  • chocolate,  desserts

    Peanut butter Brownies

    i never though cocoa and chocolate can work magic with bad moods till a friend of mine advised me to eat something super chocolaty, i laughed at her of course coz i always know better DUH!, then i made brownies for my kids, i had 2 pieces with my coffee then another piece and i HATE to admit, but it REALLY did work like magic with mood fixing lol. so there you go , easy YUMY medicine for your mood swings lol.   OH i added more yuminess to it with couple of peanut butter spoons ;). recipe Ingredients:   150g dark chocolate chopped ½ cup butter 1 sugar ¼…

  • desserts

    Lemon Tart

    its took me a while to start making my tart crust perfectly from the first time, i remember i used get pissed off and just add an egg to hold everything up but that for sure will lead to not so crunchy crust, so the key was KEEP PRACTICING Lubna you will get there lol. this recipe was adopted from one of the food blogs i follow then i had to change a little in it,so its between a tart crust and a shortbread,  one major thing you have to put in mind while making a pie or a tart, use cold ingredients, if its too sticky DO NOT add…

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