Appetizers · Brunch · Finger Foods · Libyan · Middle Eastern · North African

My Favorite Kind of Date: Stuffed Dates, Three Ways

Dates are an integral part of my life. And by dates, I mean the fruit and not a romantic evening out. If you have never had a date, I suggest you buy yourself some medjool dates and give them a try. They have a lovely caramel taste to them. When I am trying to be… Continue reading My Favorite Kind of Date: Stuffed Dates, Three Ways

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Beverages · Libyan

Caffeine Stories – Libyan Coffee

I’d like to introduce you to my first memory of coffee. It’s my mother’s favorite and a little known recipe outside of Libya. We call it Libyan coffee. In Libya, it’s just “coffee.” Kind of like how Libyan soup is just soup in Libya, and everyone just happens to know exactly what you are referring… Continue reading Caffeine Stories – Libyan Coffee

Dinner · Libyan · North African

Tastes Like Summer – Libyan Aslooz

Aslooz is one of my favorite summertime dishes. It’s a couscous-based dish and I love couscous; however, only steamed couscous. If you haven’t eaten steamed couscous, you just haven’t truly tasted real couscous. Steamed couscous has a delicous fluffiness to it that you cannot achieve with any other cooking method. Someone once served me a couscous… Continue reading Tastes Like Summer – Libyan Aslooz

Dinner · Libyan · North African

Rooz fil Furoon (Libyan Rice Casserole)

Back when I worked 50-60 hour work weeks as a process engineer, I always craved a homemade dinner. Unfortunately, when you are living alone…you have to make that homemade meal yourself. After being at work 9-10 hours, I really didn’t have the energy to cook something that took long or required a lot of effort.… Continue reading Rooz fil Furoon (Libyan Rice Casserole)

Libyan · North African · Soup

Soup Adventures, Part 2 – Libyan Soup

Libyan soup, or more simply called “shurba” in Libya, is my favorite soup. No one calls it “Shurba Libeeya” in Libya because it’s just known as “shurba,” which translates to “soup.” Such a simple name. And there is never any confusion if you say you are making “shurba” to a Libyan, they’ll know exactly which soup you… Continue reading Soup Adventures, Part 2 – Libyan Soup

Libyan · North African

Spice Up Your Life/Dinner – Libyan Hareesa (Hot Sauce)

My siblings and I were raised on spicy food. If the food wasn’t spicy to begin with, we supplemented it with hot sauce. The hot sauce in our house was either homemade hareesa or Sriracha’s spicier sister called Huy Fong’s Garlic Chili Sauce. The homemade hareesa is hands-down my favorite of the two; however, it’s availability… Continue reading Spice Up Your Life/Dinner – Libyan Hareesa (Hot Sauce)