Shakriya

Ingredients

     1kg red meat (lamb or beef)

     3 tablespoons olive oil

     1  large onion, diced

     2  cups water

Eggplant with Ground Beef

Ingredients

1/2 kg eggplant diced

1  kg ground beef

4 cloves garlic minced

1 kg tomato chopped

Spiced Green Beans

Ingredients

•        4 tablespoons olive oil

•        1 large onion, diced

•        1 lb (450 g) green beans, stem ends trimmed and cut into 1-2 inch (2.5-5 cm) pieces

•        4 cloves garlic, crushed in a mortar and pestle with ¾ teaspoon salt

•        ¼ teaspoon cinnamon and allspice

Syrian Ice Cream

Ingredients

•  9 cups plus ¼ cup whole milk, divided

•  1 cup heavy cream

•  4 medium pieces (about ¼ teaspoon) mastic gum (also called Arabic gum)

•   2½ cups sugar

•   5 teaspoons sahlab

•   ¾ teaspoon rose water

•   Chopped pistachios, for serving

Tabbouleh

Ingredients

3 large bunches of fresh parsley

¼ cup fine bulgur wheat

  Juice of 2 lemons

¼ cup chopped fresh mint