Archive for 2017

To Aleppo With Love – Kibbeh Meqliyeh Darawish

August 5th, 2017

Aleppo is known as “the home of stuffed vegetables and kibab (plural of kibbeh) حلب أم المحاشي و الكبب. According to “The Encyclopedia of Aleppo” there are more than 60 kinds of Kibbeh in Aleppo.

Kibbeh Meqliyeh Darawish is deep fried kibbeh similar to Kibbeh Meqliyeh, but in Aleppo is called Darawish and characterized by the above shape.

Let’s make Kibbeh Meqliyeh Darawish:

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Labneh

July 15th, 2017

Labneh is made from fresh yogurt which has been well drained to remove all whey. Labneh, a word derived from the word “Laban”, Laban means yogurt. Labneh is popular in Syria, Lebanon and Palestine. Besides being used fresh, labneh is also formed into balls (Arabic for Labneh Balls is Labneh Mda’abaleh), sometimes covered with herbs or spices, and stored in olive oil. It is often eaten for breakfast with bread, cucumber, olives and fresh mint.

Let’s make Labneh.

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Eid Al-Fitr, Sweets – 2017

June 29th, 2017

Eid Al-Fitr is the Islamic religious celebration that ends the Holy Month of Ramadan. It is celebrated all around the world, where people families visit, kids are given money, and Eid sweets are served to well-wishers and relatives. And like each year this post is about the sweets I prepared for Eid.

Read the Archive:

Eid Al-Fitr, Sweets – 2009

Eid Al-Fitr, Sweets – 2010

Eid Al-Fitr, Sweets – 2013

Eid Al-Fitr, Sweets – 2014

Eid Al-Fitr, Sweets – 2015

Eid Al-Fitr, Sweets – 2016

Eid Al-Adha, Sweets – 2009

Eid Al-Adha, Sweets – 2010

Eid Al-Adha, Sweets – 2015

Eid Al-Adha, Sweets – 2016

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Eid Al-Fitr – 2017

June 25th, 2017

Eid Al-Fitr “Smaller Eid”, is a Muslim holiday that marks the end of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting. Today is the first day of Eid Al-Fitr.

Eid Mubarak to all of you and your families. May your life and loved ones be blessed with Peace, Prosperity, and Happiness on this auspicious occasion.


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Ramadan, Suhour – 2017

June 19th, 2017

Suhour and Iftar are two elements of Ramadan that have great significance to Muslims.

Suhour is an Islamic term referring to the meal consumed early in the morning by Muslims before fasting, before dawn during or outside the Islamic month of Ramadan. The meal is eaten before fajr prayer. Suhour as the morning meal is matched by iftar as the evening meal, during Ramadan, replacing the traditional three meals a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner), although in some places dinner is also consumed after Iftar later during the night. Being the last meal eaten by Muslims before fasting from dawn to sunset during the month of Ramadan, suhour is regarded by Islamic traditions as a benefit of the blessings in that it allows the person fasting to avoid the crankiness or the weakness caused by the fast. According to a hadith, The Prophet Muhammad said “take suhour as there is a blessing in it”.

In Syria, Suhuor consists of dishes which are usually served for breakfast in regular days. Makdous Al-Bathenjan, Jebneh (Cheeses), Halaweh Tehiniyeh, Jams (if Ramadan in summer like these days so mainly the jams are: apricot jam, cherry jam, rose petal jam, strawberry jam. And if Ramadan in winter so mainly the jams are: eggplant jam, and pumpkin jam), Honey, Dibs w Tehineh (mixture of grape molasses with tahini), Laban (Yogurt), Labneh (Strained Yogurt), Olives, Cucumber and Tomatoes, and other food such as Foul Mdammas, boiled eggs, fried eggs, Manaqish, and Ma’arouk Ramadan are all suhoor table staples that we’re used to and love. Food is eaten with Arabic flat bread and served with tea.

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