Posts Tagged ‘cooking’

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A meal, an appetizer, a snack, a sandwich… these little nibblers are versatile and delicious. Falafel is a ball or patty made from ground chickpeas that is fried in oil; it is a popular food eaten all throughout the Middle East. Take a bite out of the crunchy outer shell and you find a warm, flavorful center. The texture is almost fluffy, a somewhat bread-like consistency. Paired with a nutty tahini sauce, this meal is one you don’t want to miss. (more…)

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This week’s recipe is short and sweet! Well, it’s not actually sweet. Say hello to dogh! (more…)

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Hey, everyone! This week we’ll be doing something a little different. I’m excited; it’s going to be fun! To find out what it is, you’re going to have to check back after this weekend. I know, I know… waiting is tough. But hang in there, it’s only a few short days away.

In the meantime, I’m interested in finding out what YOU would like us to make. Community and food go hand-in-hand, so it just seems natural for you, the reader, to be involved in this as well. Please take a second to respond to the poll above. Who knows – your pick might show up on the blog next week!

Until next time,
Rebekah

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Pictures by David Everett

Comfort food… warm, smooth, and delightful. These are all things that come to mind when I look at this lovely picture of the aush we made tonight! Isn’t there just something so magical about having a bowl of hot soup on a chilly autumn evening? It not only satisfies your stomach, but also seems to warm your entire being. This Afghan soup recipe in particular features delicate pasta paired with a savory, slightly spicy meat sauce – all of which is, of course, covered with a sweet, tangy mint-yogurt topping. By now, what else would you expect? These three flavors blend together seamlessly to create a beautiful harmony for your tastebuds. Want to learn how to make it? Read on! (more…)

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Pictures by David Everett, unless otherwise noted.

Photos by Rebekah Graham

Here it is, my friends… the pièce de résistance! Baklava!

Photo by Rebekah Graham

You’ve probably seen baklava before, but just in case this is new to you… baklava is a Mediterranean pastry made from layers of filo dough, nuts, sugar, spice, and a simple syrup or honey. The recipe for baklava varies from region to region, but in any shape or form it is regarded as one of the most (if not the most) popular dessert from this part of the world. Pistachios, rosewater, saffron, and cardamom add a unique flavor to Afghan baklava. This is, of course, the kind we will be making today! I am so excited to share this recipe with you! (more…)

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Pictures by David Everett

Mmm… crispy on the outside, soft and warm on the inside. The strong flavors of scallion and cilantro paired with a creamy, dill-yogurt sauce really make this dish stand out. When faced with something that is so fun to make and tasty to eat, how can you resist? This recipe definitely deserves to make it onto this week’s dinner menu in your house! (more…)

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Pictures by David Everett

I don’t know how this keeps happening, but each new week seems to bring an even better recipe than the week before! Just look at these little beauties! What you see here are dolmas – juicy, rolled grape leaves stuffed with ground beef, rice, and spices. They can be served warm or cold with a tangy, flavorful yogurt sauce… most likely warm, because if your house is anything like mine not many will actually make it to the fridge! (more…)

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