Magic in the Kitchen: Foul B'zait

If you're looking for a simple and nutritious breakfast dish, then why not the traditional broad beans in olive oil (Foul B'zait) dish? Not only is it healthy, it's also very easy to make and is very filling. If you cook the beans in a pressure cooker, this dish takes only 5 minutes. Cooking in a regular saucepan will take about 20 minutes. Here's what you need.

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Magic in the Kitchen: Moghli

"Moghli", also known as "Karawya", is a special Middle Eastern dessert prepared when celebrating the birth of a new baby. It is traditional for new mothers to prepare this dessert when receiving visitors the first few weeks after the baby is born. This dish is also said to help increase the flow of a nursing mother's milk. Here is one method of preparing this simple dish. Enjoy!

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Magic in the Kitchen: Moussaka Batinjaan

Delicious and easy to make, the eggplant casserole – also known as moussaka batinjaan – is a popular dish, well-liked by many. If you're looking for a quick recipe for lunch then this is one of your best bets. You can serve it with rice or with Arabic bread, in which case it can be eaten hot or cold based on your own preference.

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Magic in the Kitchen: Spaghetti

Busy moms have hectic days and little time to spend whipping up a storm in the kitchen. But you needn't compromise the quality of your food just to make ends meet! Here are 3 very quick and tasty spaghetti recipes that vary in simplicity to ensure that your family gets a nutritious and filling meal. 

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Magic in the Kitchen: Snounieh

Another traditional Middle Eastern dessert, the "Snounieh" is usually prepared when the first baby tooth begins to show. The name "Snounieh" derives from the Arabic word for tooth "sin". It's a great way of sharing the happy event with friends and family making it a memorable occasion for all to remember. This dessert is a simple, and easy-to-prepare nutritious dish.  

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Magic in the Kitchen: Fassoolia B’zait

A light but filling dish that can be eaten hot or cold, as a salad or with bread, mornings, afternoons or evenings, fassoolia b’zait (green beans in olive oil) is a simple dish that is both easy and quick to prepare. For this recipe, the number of people you’re planning on serving will dictate the amount of beans you’ll need to use, and you can double the below ingredients for larger groups.

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Magic in the Kitchen: Mujadarra

Had a long day and not in the mood for an hour+ session in the kitchen slaving over the stove to prepare lunch? Worry not, for we’ve got the recipe for you! Also known as lentils and rice pilaf, mujadarra is the perfect meal for those who want to prep a filling and legit meal in record time. The following recipe serves up to six people.

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Baking Frenzy: Apple- Date Muffins

If you’ve got a sweet tooth, then we’ve got the recipe for you! Apple and date muffins are both nutritious and satisfying. They are great to have with your morning coffee or tea, a snack after lunch, or even used as ingredients for your child’s lunchbox. The following recipe is enough to make 12-18 muffins. If your child has a thing against fruits in their food, then peel the apple before grating it, and puree the dates with hot water to turn it into paste. You can also skip the pecans if anyone in your family is allergic to nuts.

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Magic in the Kitchen: Musakhan

A well-known Palestinian dish, musakhan (chicken with olive oil and onions) makes for a great meal. Though messy to eat, it’s a fun favorite that many people, both young and old, enjoy. The following recipe serves up to 6 people, and should be served hot with yogurt on the side, if preferred.

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Magic in the Kitchen: Kibbeh

A popular dish in the Middle East, kibbeh can be prepared in a variety of ways, and recipes will differ from one country to another, or even from one family to the next. The kibbeh recipe we’re using here is of Lebanese origin, and we’re certain that you and your family will enjoy it. Kibbeh can be prepared as a side dish or even as the main dish, with yogurt, hummus, or a green salad on the side. Feel free to experiment with other side dishes to serve along with kibbeh and find out what you and your family enjoy best.

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