Ma’moul Cookies

Ma'moul

  • Servings: 16-18
  • Difficulty: Moderate
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When I make some of these delicious cookies it reminds of me of my mom when we used to make them for the holidays, they are the most famous and delicious cookies made in the middle east at that time of the year.
Every home you visit or bakery you walk by the aroma of butter and Ajwa (date paste) is in the air.
Ajwa is grinded dates that mixed with nutmeg and all spice; it is delicious in cakes and cookies.

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Chicken and Cabbage

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Chicken and cabbage

  • Servings: 8
  • Difficulty: easy
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I had a recipe in mind that I wanted to create and try for dinner tonight, I called a friend and said would you like to be my tester? she said yes, I would love too (she loves my food) šŸ™‚

I started writing down the recipe while I was on the phone with her, I gave her the ingredient and the instructions on how to prepare the dish.
she did not have any coarse Bulgur on hand so she made brown rice instead. Coarse Bulgur is what I wanted to go with this chicken dish.

Bulgur (the fine grade) is famously used in Taboli dishes but it is delish when its made as pilaf. a refreshing change from regular rice or brown rice but It will require a lot of flavor added to it, spices and flavored stock, it is very bland on its on.

The chicken dish turned out delish also, my own created mix of spices worked beautifully in both the Chicken and the Bulgur dishes, I will try the chicken dish again with one less vegetable and see the difference. over all both dishes were successful tonight.

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Pumpkin Cupcakes

Pumpkin cupcakes

  • Servings: 12
  • Difficulty: easy
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You got to love the holiday, the smell of pumpkin and spices sure makes everything nice. I came up with this sugar-free pumpkin Cupcake when I had a leftover fresh pumpkin that I had made for pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving dinner, pumpkin freezes really well. added a secret ingredient to make it taste nuttier. these cupcakes are sweet, delish and definitely this recipe is a keeper.

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Blueberry Cake

Blueberry cake

  • Servings: 12
  • Difficulty: easy
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This recipe is one the successful ones I created today, its completely sugar free and I would say fat free, no butter at all.
It was loved by everyone today, I paired it with fresh homemade whip cream with a hint of Brandy extract.

 

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Roasted Salmon

Salmon

  • Servings: 4
  • Difficulty: easy
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Today was the perfect day to create and test recipes, it was cold, and raining all day long, winter is my favorite time of the year, it is my kind of weather I just love the rain.

Made roasted salmon with olive oil, salt, black pepper, and chili powder. It was amazing!
Paired with, roasted cauliflower, and broccoli.
In addition, I prepared a healthy collard green, with olive oil, minced garlic, 2 tbsp. butter, and vegetable stock and lots of nutmeg.
At the end of the day, it was successful and the whole family fed and happy.

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Banana Nut Bread

Banana nut

  • Servings: 8
  • Difficulty: easy
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Nothing tastes quite as delicious as banana nut bread, this recipe full of flavor, healthy, and sugar free.
This one I made for my husband, he is diabetic, and of course, he loves sweet.

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.1 cup of chopped walnut

.2 cups All Purpose flour

.1 Cup Sugar Substitutes or regular sugar

.2 Tsp. Baking Powder

.1 Tsp. Baking Soda

.3/4 Cup Buttermilk

.1/4 Cup Vegetable oil

.2 Eggs

.1/8 Tsp. Salt

.1/8 Tsp. Nutmeg

.1/8 Tsp. Cinnamon

.2 Medium Smashed Banana

.1 Tbsp. Vanilla extract

Pre heat oven to 350

In a stand mixer add oil and sugar substitutes and mix well for few second, add eggs one at a time and beat for a minute or two, add vanilla.
In a separate bowl, sift flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, nutmeg, and cinnamon.

Add to the eggs mixture alternating with the buttermilk, starting and ending with the flour mixture; gently stir in the smashed banana and Walnut.
Grease a loaf pan and cover the bottom with parchment paper.
Bake for 55 min or until toothpick comes out clean.

Cool completely before serving.

Pesto

Pesto

  • Servings: 4
  • Difficulty: easy
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This is hardly a recipe but I wanted to share it.

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1 cup fresh Mint

2 cups fresh Basil

1/4 cup Olive oil

1 Tsps. Salt

1 Tsps. Black Pepper

1 Cup mix of toasted Pecan and Walnuts

1/2 Cup parmesan chesses

1 Tsp.. Lime Juice

In food processer add all ingredient except the olive oil and pulse few time to mix, with the food processer running drizzle the olive oil until all combined.

I use this pesto as a pizza base, it is delicious.