Saudi

Wrapped Hot Dogs

hotdog-wraps

It’s been quite awhile since I have posted a kid recipe, but now that school has started back I will be sharing more. I try to get creative with my son’s lunch box so that I know he’s eating well. Of course hot dogs are not the healthiest thing available, but the kids love them and as long as they are not eating them all the time one every now again does not hurt. About a month ago, my husband brought home some wrapped hot dogs from the a bakery near our home and T just loved it. I knew… Continue reading

Zamzam Water

zamzam-water

My husband bought a box of zamzam water for us from the mosque a few nights ago. The font of the water states that the Quran has been recited over the water. The water was a gift from Allah to Prophet Ismail, peace be upon them, when he cried of thirst as his mother Hajar looked for water by running between the hillocks of Safa and Marwa. She did this until Allah, in His graciousness, ensured that water started gushing out from under his feet, and Hajar started moving the sand to protect the water, saying “Zamzam, Zamzam, Zamzam, Zamzam,”.… Continue reading

Khabees Al Nikhi

khabees

Khabees is a traditional sweet found throughout the Gulf that is made from flour and oil. It is usually made from brown flour, semolina or chickpea flour like in this version. It can be sweetened with sugar or date syrup and things such as rose water, cardamom, saffron and nuts are usually added. The mixture is then served on a plate decorated in a pile, in a ring or balls.

2 cups chickpea flour (Al Nikhi)
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup melted butter
1/2 tablespoon ground cardamom
1/4 cup rose water
1/2 cup chopped dates
1/3 cup… Continue reading

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