Walnut and Date Oatmeal
This is a really healthy and energetic oatmeal that is easy and delicious to make! The amount of toppings is up to the oatmeal-eater so here it is:
Cook oatmeal according to package instructions.
Add milk, walnuts, flax seeds, maple syrup, and chopped walnuts.
What do you like to add to your oatmeal?
I apologize for being behind but I have not forgotten you!
I have made dessert for you all to enjoy!
- a box of shredded fillo dough
- ricotta cheese
- shredded mozzarella cheese
- melted butter
- rose 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.
Some put cranberries, raisins, and coconut in the kanafe, but be warned, this is my version. Enjoy!
- 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
- avocado, chopped (optional)
- Saute chicken on skillet with some vegetable oil (we are not frying here!) until cooked and golden brown.
- 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,
What would you eat this chicken salsa with?
These are super easy to make but very time-consuming when it comes to stamping out every fish! They are fun to do with kids and family. I got the recipe here. I used Monterey Cheese and whole wheat flour instead of some all-purpose mixed with the whole wheat. Tasted really great! This is a quick post but more on the way!
ready to eat
To be honest, I was trying to look for what this dish is called but could not really find it. However, I did learn this from a Syrian gal and was amazed how simple and really delicious it is to make!
1 lb. of labnah (basically really condensed yogurt…all the water is evaporated) can be found in any Middle Eastern store
lots and lots of parsley (flat or the curly looking one)
half an onion chopped finely (green or white, doesn’t matter)
lots of walnuts
extra virgin olive oil
1. Pour out the entire contents of the labnah into a large bowl.
2. Food process the parsley, onions, and walnuts separately. Make sure the walnuts are not too fine. Also all of this can be done by hand but will take longer.
3. Fold into the labnah and add salt. Distribute all the ingredients well.
4. Drizzle with the extra virgin olive oil and serve with warm pita, crackers, use as a spread in a sandwich, chips, on cucumbers or bite-sized vegetables…be creative!
What would you eat it with?
So overdue but so here!
onion and garlic powder
(a spoon of olive oil, just enough to moisten the meat)
1. Add all the ingredients to the ground beef in a mixing bowl except the sumac and knead the meat well.
2. Heat a non-stick skillet and roll out the meat into small kabobs.
3. Cook on both sides until meat inside is not red.
4. Sprinkle some sumac over the mini kabobs.
Eat with sliced lemons, warm pita bread, fattoush, and garlic or cucumber yogurt.