Khubz Mashi bil Jubnah


I’m a huge fan of any type of bread but one stuffed with cheese just makes it that much more appealing to me. I use a soft white cheddar cheese like Velveeta or Kraft. The feta cheese in Saudi is also much different than the one in the states. The one back home is crumbly and the one here is smooth and in a block kind of like butter but it’s also really good so much in fact that I cannot seem to get enough of the stuff. I use my cast iron skillet for cooking these. A cast… Continue reading

Cucumber and Yogurt Salad

Cucumber and Yogurt Salad is a popular salad throughout the Middle East especially Saudi Arabia and Yemen. The tongue cooling salad is especially nice when paired with a spicy dish.  In Arabia when one refers to yogurt it is the plain thick yogurt that those of you in the West refer to as Arabic or Greek yogurt. Flavored yogurts are… Continue reading

Sesame Seed Dates


This simple and easy recipe is hands down one of my favorites and my Ramadan sweet go to. I use fresh sukary dates (my favorites) in this recipe. Gulf Arabs are really innovative when it comes to dates and use them quite a lot. Luckily I love dates so this is perfect for me. I whip this up before I start cooking dinner, cover it and serve it after dinner with Saudi qahwa.

20 dates, pitted
2 tablespoons butter
4 tablespoons sesame seeds
1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom
1. In a 4-inch skillet on medium heat add butter; allow… Continue reading
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