Makloubeh

Ingredients

200 g Beef (best sheep meat, better with its bones, just cut into square pieces)

1 Onion (chopped)

½ tsp Black Pepper Powder

1 tsp Cinnamon Powder

¼ tsp Fennel Seed Powder

A pinch of Mixed Spices

1 cup Rice (American/ Basmati)

Namoura (Semolina Cake)

Ingredients:

3 cups semolina

¾ cup desiccated (unsweetened, shredded) coconut, optional

¾ cup unsalted butter, melted and cooled

¾ cup sugar

1 ½ tsp. baking soda

1 cup plain yogurt

Whole blanched almonds or pistachios, to garnish

Falafel with Hummus

Ingredients:

1. 1/2 pound dried chickpeas (1 generous cup; 225g)

2. 2 ounces picked fresh cilantro, parsley, or mint leaves, or preferably a mixture of all three (about 2 cups; 55g)

3. 6 scallions, white and pale green parts only, sliced (about 2 ounces; 55g)

4. 2 medium cloves garlic, minced (about 2 teaspoons; 10ml)

5. 1 teaspoon (about 4g) ground cumin

6. 1/2 teaspoon (about 2g) ground coriander seed

7. 2 teaspoons (about 10g) kosher salt, plus more for seasoning

Tabouleh

Ingredients:

   3 large bunch of parsley finely chopped

   2 spring onions finely chopped

   1 cup finely chopped fresh mint leaves

   1/4 cup burghul wheat, soaked and drained

    3 ripe and firm tomatoes, chopped

    Juice of half a lemon

    1/3 Cup Olive Oil

    Salt

Kibbeh Labanieh

Ingredients

Meat balls (kibbeh)

• 200g Veal meat, finely ground

• 200g Bulgur wheat

• 1 Tsp salt

• 1/2 Tsp pepper

• 1/2 Tsp cinnamon powder

• 1 Tsp dried basil

• 1 Onion, minced

• 1 Onion, minced