Entries by katezaidan

Chicken Tagine with Olives and Preserved Lemons

INGREDIENTS 5 cloves garlic, finely chopped ¼ teaspoon saffron threads, pulverized* ½ teaspoon ground ginger* 1 teaspoon sweet paprika* ½ teaspoon ground cumin* ½ teaspoon turmeric*  Salt and freshly ground black pepper* 1 chicken, cut in 8 to 10 pieces 2 tablespoons Saifan extra virgin olive oil* 3 medium onions, sliced thin 1 cinnamon stick* 8 calamata olives, pitted and halved* 8 cracked green olives, pitted and […]

DIY Shakshuka with Urfa Biber

Ingredients 1 tbsp Dean’s mediterranean In House olive oil* 2 cups ZerGut Ratatouille 1 large red onion, sliced 7 red and yellow capsicum (peppers) 4 cloves garlic, crushed 1½ tsp DEA Harissa* ½ tsp Ground Cumin* ½ tsp Urfa Biber Chilli Flakes* 2 400ml tins chopped tomatoes* 80g baby spinach 6-8 eggs* Instructions Add oil […]

Lebanese Turmeric Rice Pudding (Moufataka)

Ingredients: 500 g. /1 lb. 2 oz. short grain rice, Egyptian rice or Italian Arborio rice 500 g. / 1 lb. 2 oz.tahini 11/2 liters / 6 cups water 900 g. /2 lb. granulated sugar A handful of pine nuts 2 heaped tablespoons turmeric powder Directions: 1. Soak the short grain rice in water (the […]

Basil Pesto

Besides it being absolutely delicious, this summer classics only takes 5 minutes to put together! Best of all, you can find most of these items in our store. Ingredients: 2 cups Basil Leaves 2 tb. Peeled Almonds or Pine Nuts 2 cloves Garlic .33 cup Saifan EVOO .33 cup Grated Parmesan Cheese .5 tsp. Salt .25 tsp. Black Pepper Directions: Begin by separating the basil leaves from the stems. Give […]

Malabar Style Dates Pickle Recipe

Recipe of the Month Malabar Style Dates Pickle Recipe  Ingredients 250 grams Medjool Dates , pitted and roughly chopped 2 tablespoon LAXMI Garlic and Ginger paste* 4 Green Chillies , finely chopped 1/4 teaspoon Turmeric powder (Haldi) 1 tablespoon Red chilli powder 3 tablespoons Vinegar 1 teaspoon Mustard seeds 1/4 teaspoon Asafoetida spice* 1 tablespoon Sugar 2 tablespoons Cooking oil 1 sprig Curry leaves* Salt […]

Fattouch Salad

Lebanese fattoush salad, derives from the Arabic word “fatteh” which translates to “crumbs.” Essentially it is a hodgepodge of lightly seasoned pita bread that is then fried and mixed in with seasonal vegetables. And the pronunciation is so much fun. Say it with us: Fa’tuuush. Ingredients: The salad 1 large Jasmine pita bread cut into triangles […]

Lebneh Frozen Yogurt

I wanted a great way to showcase all the fresh fruits coming from the market and my garden…strawberries, currents, even a few early blackberries. Let me introduce you to lebneh frozen yogurt. It is PERFECT. Lebneh is strained yogurt, thick and creamy, with virtually zero water to ice up in your ice cream maker. A […]

Buddah Bowls and How Not to Die

Our customers are so smart. Every week I learn something new and cool from them. One of my pals (@katievogel!) said it best…it’s like you are at a dinner party all week long! One of them inspired me to start making weekly “Buddah Bowls”. She told me that short grain brown rice is not only […]

Freekeh with chickpeas and mushrooms

I will forever remember freekeh as the best meal that I’ve ever eaten in a Greyhound Bus station. I guess I’m something of an anomaly. I seriously love the Greyhound Bus system. You can’t beat the price, you meet interesting people, and you are granted hours upon hours to do nothing but read, knit and […]