Decadent Mezze Platter

Easy, Serves 4. I’ve always been enthralled by the vibrancy of Middle Eastern culture, from beautiful textile and spice markets, to spirited music and dance, and of course, other-worldly food. In celebration of this exquisite culture, I decided to try my hand at the full mezze. The mezze is similar in concept to the IndianContinue reading “Decadent Mezze Platter”

Creamy Hummus

Easy, Serves 4, Prep time: 15 mins. This classic Middle Eastern dip, made of chickpeas and tahini, makes for a perfect evening snack, with a side of pita, and a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil. It’s incredibly easy to make, and I’ll show you just how: Ingredients Dried chickpeas, soaked overnight, 200 gm Tahini*,Continue reading “Creamy Hummus”

Baba Ganoush

Easy, Serves 4, Prep time: 25 mins. This appetizer of Levantine origin is simple enough to make, and along with its chickpea-based cousin hummus, serves as one of the fundamental constituents of the traditional mezze. Here’s how we make ours: Ingredients Eggplant, large, 1 no. Tahini**, 3 tbsp Garlic, 4 cloves Lemon, medium, 1 no.Continue reading “Baba Ganoush”

Shakshouka

Easy, Serves 4, Prep time: 35 mins. The shakshouka is a Mediterranean dish of eggs, poached in a sauce of tomatoes, peppers, onions, garlic, and spices, that has the potential to transport a sullen, quarantine breakfast table to a Moroccan souk (or marketplace), filled with the aromas of spices, and vibrant textiles. Here’s my hassle-freeContinue reading “Shakshouka”

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