Mary’s Dukka: The Egyptian Quintessential Spice Blend

Egyptian Dukka (also spelled as dukkah or Duqqah) is a quintessential Egyptian pantry ingredient. Historically, Dukka in Egyptian culture has been associated with humbleness and austerity as it costs almost nothing to make it, in addition to its long lasting shelf life.   Dukka is typically a mix of spices, toasted affordable nuts and seeds, ground […]

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Brine & Compound Butter: Powerful PREP for a glorious BIRD

Turkey is infamous for being dry and bland, but those who spread the rumors haven’t tried the two most powerful flavor arsenals. Nothing leads to a perfectly tender and flavorful turkey other than brine and compound butter.  This is a pretty bold statement to make, I know. Yet, it is a conclusive one, based on […]

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Vegan Za’atar Bread (Manakeesh Za’atar): It’s Detox Time

Za’atar Manakeesh is a vegan Levantine stovetop bread topped with a fragrant spice mix consisting of oregano, thyme, marjoram, sumac, salt, and pepper. This rendition is made of whole wheat flour and speckled with bran. Za’atar that is known for its anti-oxidant properties makes this bread an excellent detox bread pulled together in no time for breakfast, mezzeh, or snacks.

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