Algerian Loubia B’lham

Loubia is a very tasty Bean dish that we cook in general in winter time when the days start to get cold. Even if I live in a desert (Dubai) I love concocting this dish. A slow cooked, simple and comforting dish and much better accompanied with a warm homemade bread on the side. ….

Algerian Maarek

Today, I made some Maarek, a delicious traditional flat,  square (crêpes) and similar to Indian Paratha. They are popular in Algeria and North Africa in general. The name varies from regions to regions. They are made with two ingredients, fine semolina and water. Some mix semolina and flours, in my family we only work with…

Bourek Laâdjine

Bourek Laâdjine is a delicious Algerian starter served during Ramadan to accompany the traditional chorba (soup). Boureks Laâdjine are stuffed with onion, meat, parsley and eggs. Very similar to Spanish Empanadas. They are baked or fried like today and filled with whatever you like (meat, tuna, chicken or vegetables)! Serve 12 Boureks Laâdjine Ingredients: (for the dough) -400g…

Orange Cake

 Actually, oranges are everywhere in the market, “Citrus season” of course. They are beautiful and so aromatic. Yesterday, I decided to bake a delicious Orange Cake for our tea time. Easy and really delicious. The texture is extremely moist and just melt in the mouth. Ingredients: 200g of sifted plain flour/all purpose flour 200g of…

Algerian Tchakchouka

Tchakchouka is a very tasty Algerian dish but also popular across North Africa in general. It is easy to prepare, especially with the abundance in tomatoes and peppers during summertime. It’s appetizing and colorful and much better when cooked with a good extra virgin oil. Ingredients: 6 long sweet pepper (Anaheim or Cubanelle) 1 long…

Smoky Eggplant Dip (Mutabbal) and Pita Bread

Time flew, and in September I received a copy of the famous Palestine on a Plate,  I was happy to see my own recipe published in a book, but was so keen to discover so many new ones! The book is a beautiful homage to Palestinian food and features many great recipes from her mom, aunts, and grandma,…

Happy New Year and Shakoy (Twisted Fried Donuts)

Happy New Year to all my fellow bloggers all around the world. I wish you, your families and your friends a wonderful 2017! After a long break on the blog, I’m back! I’ve been traveling; visiting exhibitions and museums, and mostly enjoying different kinds of delicious foods. I can’t start the year without saying hello…

Macarons of Nancy

Everyone knows macarons, the little round cookies.They come in pastel colors filled with a ganache or jam in the middle and on sale everywhere. There is another version of macarons, more rustic, golden brown color. This version is made with almond powder, egg white, and icing sugar. These macarons are from Nancy, the capital of…

Algerian Chicken with Coriander and Kalamata Olives, Djedj bi Elqasbour

The weekend has arrived so fast, and I’m in my kitchen busy preparing special dishes for my friends and family for Ramadan. Yesterday I prepared this Algerian Roasted Chicken with Coriander and Kalamata Olives. It’s a flavorful and tasty combination. The chicken is tender and aromatic with the addition of coriander (one of my favorite…

Orange Blossom Crème Brûlée

There’s nothing better than a fresh, cold dessert when it’s hot and humid outside. Summer has arrived and temperatures are already very high. Crème brûlée is a classic French dessert made with few ingredients; milk, egg yolks and sugar. I flavored mine with orange blossom water. The dessert is creamy, flavorful and crunchy on the…