The ultimate one pot meal, simply throw all the ingredients into the pot and lunch is served in less than 10 minutes. The key to the success of this recipe is to use the exact about of water written int the recipe. For extra variety, add any kind of vegetable that you have in the
About Zahra Abdalla
With a passion for cooking and entertaining - and after lots of motivation and encouragements from my friends and family - I decided to start a blog to show you that we don’t have to cook in the same complicated style that our parents did. Instead cooking can be quick without having to compromise on taste.
Entries by Zahra Abdalla
Pea stew with lamb, the ultimate comfort food and one pot meal. I make this recipe at least twice in a month and always make extra to freeze for those days that I don’t have to much time on my hand to cook and need something that I can easily de-frost and heat up for
Freeka is one of those ingredients that I stayed away from for the longest time. I always thought it was difficult to make, but I finally built the courage to try making a recipe with this wonderful ingredient. I have to say it was not as intimidating as I thought it would be. This delicious
Delicious one pot garlic shrimp and coriander pasta, a quick meal fix that is my eldest son’s favourite. I always like to add a squeeze of lemon juice before serving. Hope you like this recipe as much as our family does.
One Pot Mexican Enchilada Pasta, a delicious twist to the traditional tortilla enchilada. This one pot meal is our new household favourite that I like serving with a dollop of sour cream and a side of guacamole. Who said cooking couldn’t be fun. Hope you enjoy this recipe as much we did.
So proud and honoured to be featured in September 2016 issue of Gourmet UAE magazine. I shared some of my favourite one pot meals that are easy to make and absolutely delicious. This one pot roast chicken and vegetables is a very simple and easy to make recipes that I make once a week. My
One of my favourite vegetables has got to be eggplants; you can have it as an appetizer, in a stew or in a Maqluba. I discovered the wonderful world of Maqluba’s when I got married to my husband. My husband in Palestinian Jordanian and before getting married to him I was not very familiar with
As a child I remember that my mom always made her own yoghurt. This was a tradition that was passed on from one generation to another. If there were any certainties in life, you knew that you would always find yoghurt in the fridge. Yoghurt is such a simple yet important staple ingredient. We would
Delicious artichokes with garlic and lemon dip, the perfect starter and a great way to wow your guests at your dinner party. Artichokes are typically a vegetable that most avoid to make, at first glance it looks quite intimidating to make, but his recipe is a simple step-by-step of how easy it actually is to
I would have to say that Zaatar salad is one of my favourite salads. It can be eaten alone, as a side-dish or simply with bread. I have been guilty of sneaking into the fridge in the middle of night with my side-kick husband and helping ourselves to some leftover zaatar salad and making some
One of the first recipes I ever created was Lentil soup. It was over 12 years ago that I moved to Dubai and during the months of Ramada I co-hosted my very first Iftar with my room mates. I was designated to make Lentil soup, but the problem was that I never made it before,
My husband and I were invited to my sister’s house over the weekend and she made the most amazing salad. I love the balance of the sweet and sour flavours. Serve with grilled or roasted chicken and it makes for a healthy dinner.
Stuffed kibbeh balls are one of my favourite kinds of Arabic mezza’s. It can be served as a side dish to complement a delicious bowl of lentil soup, or it can be eaten as a main course with a healthy portion of fatoush salad and a bowl of yoghurt and cucumber salad. Hope you enjoy
I have been meaning to upload this recipe for a while now. Life can get a bit hectic with three kids all under the age of 7 years old. So a few weeks back I had promised my friends to visit Souq Naif. It is literally a maze of shops selling everything from gold, spices,