Turkish Tomato Soup / Турска чорба од домати

(Serves 6) / (За 6 лица) Me and bf discovered this soup while on a trip to Turkey. We just wanted to see what the restaurant had to offer of the popular Arab vegetable soups (lentil and mushroom soups along with this one are among the Eastern staple vegetarian/vegan dishes). The soup tasted so rich and full…

Tabbouleh Salad / Салата „Табуле“

(Serves 4 / За 4 лица) It’s summer…you’re hot…you’re hungry, but you’re out of ideas?! Just turn to the Arab cuisine for inspiration. It’s abundant in highly energizing and healthy meal options. And this is one option I tend to exploit the most 🙂

Baba Ghanoush / Баба гануш

(Serves 2) / (за 2 лица) Ingredients 1 medium sized eggplant 1 large sized garlic clove 1/2 small lemon, squeezed 1 Tbsp tahini *Tahini has a bit overwhelming taste, so if you’re using it for the first time, try adding 1/2 Tbsp first, and then add the other 1/2 later if you still want it. Salt

Moussaka / Мусака

(Serves 4) / (за 4 лица) First of all I want to apologize for the messy picture. If only we hadn’t been so hungry and actually waited for the dish to set before we ate it, you could have gotten the real picture – inviting layers of yumminess! The literal meaning of the Arabic root of…

Fattoush / Фатуш

(Serves 1) / (за 1 лице) Oh_my_God! Do I love this salad!!! Me and bf were running late for a book promotion tonight, but still somehow I managed to lick the bowl clean (and yes, I mean it literally, are you judging?). So I’d say this salad is finger-licking good, but that wouldn’t do it…

Almond Yogurt / Јогурт од бадеми

My friend Elena that also shares recipes with you here made the amazing almond cheese yesterday and this was reason enough for me to immediately try it, and of course add something little of my own 🙂 Macedonian people adore yogurt, but not the sweet kind with fruit. No, ours resembles the Turkish ayran which…

Künefe / Кадаиф

(Serves 10 ) / (за 10 лица) Yesterday was a great Orthodox holiday – Sunday before Lent, or as my ppl like to call it – Forgiveness Sunday. It is a day when younger members of the family visit the older ones asking for forgiveness for whatever they may have done wrong in the previous…