Jareesh Soup


Jareesh soup is made all throughout the Gulf countries during Ramadan. There are tons of various soup recipes, but this one is my favorite. I have another one that I love as well that I plan to share with you later. Jareesh is crushed wheat that is used in all types of dishes. If you live outside of the Middle East you should be able to find it in a Middle Eastern grocery. Some of you asked what types of foods we have for sahoor during Ramadan and usually it’s leftovers from iftar the previous night. Things like samboosas, soup… Continue reading

Ramadan Soups


I love having soup anytime of the year, even in the Summer time, maybe it’s a Southern thing! One thing I love about Ramadan is that everyone expects and enjoys soup for iftar. After families in Saudi break their fast with dates and qahwa they enjoy soup with samboosas. I have shared dozens of soup recipes with you all over the years and thought I would do a round up of my favorites that I always make during the Holy Month.

1. Syrian Dajaj Ablama

2. Saudi Quacker Soup

3. Lebanese Chicken and Semolina Soup

4. UAE Shorba Dajaj

5.… Continue reading

Saudi Ramadan Staples and Traditions


I love being in Saudi during Ramadan. If you have never experienced a Ramadan in a Muslim country, I sure hope that you can one day. During the holy month most jobs are let out early around asr so that everyone has time to get home and rest and spend iftar at home with their family where they belong. All of the stores are closed all throughout the day and restaurants start opening about an hour before magrhib so that people can buy take out. Most women do not attend the mosque in Saudi mainly it’s just men and most… Continue reading

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