Semolina Coconut Cake

This is the perfect Ramadan sweet after a large meal with coffee. The taste will remind you of basboosa yet its not as sweet. This is an easy to make cake for anytime of the year. The sweet milk gives you something creamy to bite into and will make you wonder why you do not add it in all your cake recipes.

2 tablespoons tahina
2 eggs
2 cups shredded coconut
1 cup butter, melted
1 can (397 grams) sweetened condensed milk
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup fine semolina

For the syrup:
1-1/2 cups sugar
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Lamb Kabsa

The black lime in this dish will give your kabsa a unique smoky flavor. A true Middle Eastern taste. Kabsa is Saudi Arabia’s most popular dish which I have previously mentioned in my Chicken Kabsa recipe post. This lamb is so full of flavor and tender that the meat actually falls from the bones. If your in a hurry you can easily substitute kabsa or Arabic spice mix instead of the various spices in this recipe.

1 kilogram lamb chunks
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tomato
1 onion
1 teaspoon cumin
4 green cardamom pods
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
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Mint Lemonade


Ahh, what taste better in the summer heat than a nice cold glass of lemonade? I love the bright yellow lemons here. They are so big and full of flavor. I always make sure to get lemons from Turkey no other lemons can compare. I am sure lucky enough to be able to get fruits and vegetables from all over the world. The mint in this drink is not overpowering, but just right, it will linger on with you drawing you back for more. The only thing you will hate about this drink is having to constantly make it because… Continue reading

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