Griwech

Griwech

  Kouky from “Cuisine à 4 mains”, challenged us to make Griwech, a popular Algerian dessert that is a full flavoured delicacy that has both a melt-in-the-mouth and a crispy texture. Ohhhh this month’s Daring Cooks challenge was GOOD. As Kouky says: “Griwech is an Algerian pastry prepared with a thinly flattened dough, shaped in…

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Bruschetta with Eggplant and Matarocco

Bruschetta with Eggplant and Matarocco

  With summer just around the corner, ML Spell from Dry Spell invited us to play with fire! She challenged us to make some mouthwatering eats on the grill for the June daring cooks challenge. Well, as you are probably aware, I live in Australia and even though the weather is usually not extremely cold,…

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Sooji Halwa – Rava Sheera

Sooji Halwa – Rava Sheera

For the March Daring Cooks’ challenge, Ruth from Makey Cakey invited us to start the day with something filling, warm and nutritious. We got to experiment with different techniques and flavorings to create our own perfect personal porridge. As I said in my previous post about Sooji Kheer (an Indian semolina porridge), I am no porridge expert……

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Sooji Kheer – Rava Payasam

Sooji Kheer – Rava Payasam

For the March Daring Cooks’ challenge, Ruth  from Makey Cakey invited us to start the day with something filling, warm and nutritious. We got to experiment with different techniques and flavorings to create our own perfect personal porridge. Porridge?  Mmmm… I have a confession to make.  I have never ever eaten (or made) porridge in my whole…

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Moroccan Mint Tea

Moroccan Mint Tea

I love Moroccan Mint Tea, so it was the first thing I chose to prepare for my Daring Cooks’ Middle Eastern Breakfast.  It traditionally hails from the Maghreb region (Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia), but it has now spread throughout the Arab world.  It is more like a “social drink” served to guests and I would…

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Za’atar Manouche

Za’atar Manouche

Manouche, also known as Manakish, is a popular Levantine bread topped with a thyme mixture (Za’atar), cheese, or ground meat.  It is similar to a pizza and it can be sliced or folded.  It is often served for breakfast, which makes this bread perfect for the Middle Eastern breakfast I had to prepare for this…

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Ful Medames

Ful Medames

I made this dish for the Middle Eastern breakfast we were asked to prepare for this month’s Daring Cooks challenge. Ful Medames is an Egyptian dish made with cooked and mashed fava beans, tomatoes, tahini, lemon juice, fresh coriander leaves, spring onions and extra virgin olive oil.  It is a staple meal in Egypt, but…

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Middle Eastern Breakfast

Middle Eastern Breakfast

For the February Daring Cooks challenge, Manal from Manal’s Bites invited us to celebrate the most important meal of the day Middle Eastern style! As Manal says “Breakfast is a very important meal in the Middle East; it is major! […] Fridays, the first day of the weekend here in this part of the world is the…

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Cheese Bitterballen

Cheese Bitterballen

The October Daring Cooks’ Challenge was brought to us by Andrea from 4pure. She introduced us to one of her family favorites which is soon to become one of yours, too. Welcome to the world of Dutch Bitterballen! Oh that sounded intriguing!  I love discovering new dishes and this one sounded particularly yummy and… exotic.  But…

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 Passion fruit Béarnaise Sauce

Passion fruit Béarnaise Sauce

This month, the Daring Cooks got a little saucy! Jenni from the Gingered Whisk taught us the basics of how to make the five mother-sauces and encouraged us to get creative with them, creating a wide variety of delicious, fresh sauces in our very own kitchens. I was really thrilled by this challenge!  I make some sauces…

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Gnocchi alla Romana

Gnocchi alla Romana

This month, the Daring Cooks challenged us to think inside the box – the icebox, that is! Audax taught us some really cool tips and tricks for stocking our freezers with prepare-ahead meals that can keep our taste buds satisfied even during the busiest of times. It is back to school time for many families in the…

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Bibimbap

Bibimbap

The July Daring Cooks‘ Challenge took us to Korea, where Renata of Testado, Provado & Aprovado taught us to make bibimbap. This colorful rice dish can be customized to meet any taste, and is as much fun to eat as it is to say! Bibimbap (비빔밥), which literally means “mixed rice”, is one of Korea’s most…

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Maftoul with Chicken

Maftoul with Chicken

The May Daring Cooks’ Challenge was hosted by the incomparable Sawsan from Chef in Disguise. Sawsan challenged us to try our hands (literally!) at making maftoul – hand-rolled Palestinian couscous that is as versatile as it is tasty! Wow was the only word that I could utter when I saw this month’s challenge!  I love Sawsan’s…

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1 Crespelle Cake with Asparagus 5 (1 of 1) f

Crespelle Cake with Asparagus

The April Daring Cooks Challenge was brought to us by Joanna from What’s On The List. She taught us all about Pathiri and challenged us to create our own version of this inspirational Indian dish! Mmmm I know what you are thinking… “crespelle cake with asparagus” doesn’t sound very Indian.  And it isn’t.  Actually, Joanna…

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Fattoush with Sumac Dressing

Fattoush with Sumac Dressing

For March’s Daring Cooks’ Challenge, Ruth, Shelley and Sawsan asked us to totally veg out! We made salads and dressings, letting the sky be the limit as we created new flavors and combinations that reflect our own unique tastes. Ohhhh yesss!  That’s exactly what went through my mind when I read about the challenge!  It…

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Spanakopita

Spanakopita

The February Daring Cooks‘ Challenge was hosted by Audax of Audax Artifex. The challenge brought us to Greece with a delicious, flaky spanakopita – a spinach pie in a phyllo pastry shell. Oh Greek food, how I love thee!  I think the fact that Italians and Greeks share a sea and lots of history, has…

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