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I have not forgotten you my friends!  So much to share with you so stay tuned!  In the meantime, here are some pictures for your eyes to eat…

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Middle Eastern Inspired Architecture

Kanafe (recipe)

I apologize for being behind but I have not forgotten you!

I have made dessert for you all to enjoy!

Ingredients:

  • a box of shredded fillo dough
  • ricotta cheese
  • shredded mozzarella cheese
  • melted butter
  • rose water
  • sugar
  • water

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

2. Shred the fillo dough and mix it with melted butter until all shreds are coated with butter.

3. Layer half of the shreds in a glass baking dish.

4. Layer with ricotta cheese and cover the top of the fillo dough.

5. Add the shredded mozzarella over the ricotta cheese and use the second half of the shredded fillo dough over the mozzarella.

6. Bake until everything melts and it is brown on top and sides.

7. Turn on broiler and cook the top of the kanafe BUT DO NOT LEAVE it unattended!  So many times I thought I would be quick and catch the kanafe on time but the kanafe had black hair when I came back to it.  Make sure it has nice golden brown hair.

8. On the stovetop melt the sugar, water, and rosewater (a few capfuls) until it melts and the syrup can glaze the back of the spoon.  Sometimes I have it watery, whatever.  To me it really does not matter.

9.  When the kanafe is done, serve it and drizzle the syrup or pour it over the entire dish.

Ta Da!

Some put cranberries, raisins, and coconut in the kanafe, but be warned, this is my version.  Enjoy!

 

 

You Only Live Twice

Chicken Salsa (recipe)

Ingredients:

  • chopped chicken breasts
  • smashed! garlic
  • chopped tomatoes
  • chopped green bell pepper
  • chopped green onions
  • freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • chopped cilantro
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • vegetable oil
  • Worcestershire Sauce
  • salt
  • avocado, chopped (optional)
  1. Saute chicken on skillet with some vegetable oil (we are not frying here!) until cooked and golden brown.
  2. Then mix the cooked chicken with the rest of the ingredients and adjust the flavorings to your liking.

It should taste very fresh, flavorful and not heavy.  Great with brown rice, whole-grain chips, warm pita bread, corn tortillas,
it’s endless!
What would you eat this chicken salsa with?

Chicken Salsa

Watch out for this recipe tomorrow!

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