Zanjabel Haleeb

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When I first moved to Saudi Arabia I got a cold and my mother in law sent me a hot thermos of this spicy drink. Zanjabel Haleeb is the Saudi cure for the common cold or flu and you will find it being made in everyone’s homes around this time of the year. Ginger is also great for pregnant women or anyone who is just under the weather. This is one of those recipes where you just kind of go with it and add what you would like, but I do usually add a lot of ginger to mine. I… Continue reading

Tabikh Kofta

Tabikh-Kofta

Tabikh is a stew which can be done a hundred ways a lot like American vegetable beef soup. T and I have been sick all week, so we have not been hungry, but when I do eat, I want something that feels nice and soothing on my throat. Arabs always serve white rice with any stew they make because of course a meal is not complete without rice. I love this stew and I always make a pan of cornbread with it.

kofta:
1-1/2 pounds of ground lamb
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 teaspoon ground cumin

stew:
2 tablespoons butter… Continue reading

Lavender and Orange Biscotti

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Biscotti is one of my favorite desserts. I love the crunchy texture and not too sweet taste that lingers. You can really make any sort of flavor that you like regardless if it may be savory or sweet and it just works everytime. I paired lavender and orange together which is one of my favorite combinations with lavender. Lemon also tastes great. The crunchy sweet is perfect with a cappuccino, hot yea or cold milk. So very versatile and that is what I love about it.

1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons cornmeal
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder… Continue reading

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