Edible HUMMUS HOLIDAY wreath

Watch my step-by-step video You know the holidays are a crazy time with attending and planning parties, wrapping gifts, decorating and spending a lot more quality time in your kitchen and then you get invited to a potluck. You’re either going to run out and pick up another boring veggie tray or think of something … Continue reading Edible HUMMUS HOLIDAY wreath

Kousa Mahshi – Stuffed Zucchini

Watch my step-by-step video Kousa Mahshi in Arabic simply translated to stuffed Courgette, Zucchini or squash. This recipe can be made Vegetarian or Non Vegetarian. I’ve used Beef in this recipe, but you can easily use Lamb or Mutton. Earlier this month I took an all day workshop at the the Deppanuer’s project Newcomer Kitchen. … Continue reading Kousa Mahshi – Stuffed Zucchini

Mutabal Kousa

View my step-by-step video (coming Saturday) Mutabal Kousa is similar to Baba Ghanouj but is made using Courgette, Zucchini or Squash. Move over Hummus, it’s time for something different. Earlier this month I took an all day workshop at the the Deppanuer’s project Newcomer Kitchen. Here Syrian women use the kitchen space each week to … Continue reading Mutabal Kousa

Arabic Party Salad

View my step-by-step video Since I was born in the Middle East, these flavours touch my soul from the flavours and ingredients like Sumac, Pomegranate Molasses, Parsley, Thyme, Oregano, Paprika, Garlic, Lemon, Pickled Turnips and Halloumi of the Middle East are captured in one delicious and colourful salad. I love to make this in the summer time … Continue reading Arabic Party Salad

Red Kidney Bean Hummus

View my step-by-step video Who doesn’t love a good creamy hummus. Try this Red Kidney Bean version for a healthier version that’s big on taste. It’s great served with pita crisps and also smeared on a sandwich or wrap. Print Yum Red Kidney Bean Hummus Ingredients Juice of lemon 1 cup Tahini 4- 5 cloves … Continue reading Red Kidney Bean Hummus

Arabic Pizza – With Chicken & Herbs

View my step-by-step video This is one of my all time favourite recipes. I developed this when I competed on the hit TV show, Come Dine With Me Canada. Since then I had lost the recipe due to a hard drive crash. Luckily for me one of my friends had saved the print out all … Continue reading Arabic Pizza – With Chicken & Herbs

Mary-nated Chicken Balls

View my step-by-step video In honor of my mother’s Mary Coutinho’s 70th surprise birthday, I wanted to create an appetizer that would contain all the flavors she loves in one small bite. And hence I created the Mary-nated Chicken Balls. Middle Eastern spices elevate this chicken ball to an exotic status and this is the … Continue reading Mary-nated Chicken Balls

Easy to make Tabouleh – Parsley & Mint Salad

Watch my step-by-step video This salad comes to you all the way from the Middle East. It’s super easy to prepare, couple of ingredients, some chopping patience and you have a delicious salad on your hands. The time I filmed this video and photographed for this blog, was actually the first time I ever made … Continue reading Easy to make Tabouleh – Parsley & Mint Salad