To Aleppo With Love – Aruz Bel-Halib Mbattan

February 28th, 2017

Aruz Bel-Halib Mbattan (Padded Rice Pudding) is a beautiful Aleppine layered pudding. The bottom part is Aruz Bel-Halib (rice pudding) and it is topped with orange pudding.

Let’s make Aruz Bel-Halib Mbattan:

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Orange Blossom Water Turns Eight!

February 28th, 2017

Today my blog celebrates its eighth birthday.

I’m so thankful for all of you. Your love, support, kindness, thoughts, and encouragement have meant so much to me.  I’m so excited for all of the things this next year will bring.
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To Aleppo With Love – Rghif Mait Franji

January 28th, 2017

“Mait Franji” is the Aleppine name of Tomato paste. “Rghif Mait Franji” is tomato paste wrap, a specialty of Aleppo. When we moved to Aleppo, I started noticing what my Aleppine friends at school used to bring for breakfast/snack and almost every day they had “Rghif Mait Franji”, then it became my favorite. Simple and very delicious.

Let’s make Rghif Mait Franji:

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Aruz Bel-Halib

January 13th, 2017


Aruz Bel-Halib (Rez Bi-Halib) is Syrian rice pudding. It is prepared with Egyptian short grain rice, flavored with mastic and orange blossom water.

Let’s make Aruz Bel-Halib:

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January 5th, 2017

Today I discovered Arabic website “Lazezh”, they are using my own work “recipes, step by step photos, and the photos of the dish” without my permission, they even removed my name and put their logo on my photos.
Cooking, photography, photo editing, writing the recipe – I work on each post for weeks. If you want to use my work, you have to take my permission and to keep my name on it. And thanks for everyone who respect others’ efforts.
اليوم اكتشفت أحد المواقع العربية المسمى بـ “لذيذة”، يقومون بسرقة عملي “وصفاتي والصور” دون أذن مني، قاموا ببساطة بمسح اسمي واسم موقعي من على الصور ووضعوا شعار موقعهم
أنا أبذل مجهوداً كبيراً في المطبخ والتصوير وأعمل على كل موضوع لأسابيع حتى يظهر بالشكل اللائق وبأمانة. هذه اسمها قلة احترام وقلة تقدير لتعب الآخرين، من أراد استخدام الوصفات أو الصور فالرجاء مراسلتي أولاً وأخذ الإذن مني وعدم مسح اسمي واسم موقعي من على صوري. وشكراً لجميع من يقدر تعب الآخرين.