Mashed Fava Beans (فول مدمس)

Hello everybody.

Though I post this recipe of making a healthy dish of fava beans many times but it’s always requested.

Did one this morning and took with me to a lovely breakfast gathering at our dear friend’s house.


I use a can of cooked fava beans,heat it very well then add it to a mixture of chopped green or dry onions,chopped tomatoes,fresh mint and parsley leaves,juice of half a lemon,1 small spoon of cumin powder,dried mint,paprika,salt, a sprinkle of hot chili powder and olive oil.

mix heated beans with all these and that’s it.

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Earl Grey Cookies.


Hello again.

Was searching for something new and different to make for Eid then came across these elegant cookies, first trial was yesterday but thought I’d change some things cause they were too oily and sweet ,so a moderated one came up today and it was great,crisp and light.

I also did my usual cardamom cookies,love those cause they’re so easy to make.


Ingredients and method of Earl Grey cookies:

  • 3/4 cup butter.
  • 1/2 cup sugar.
  • 2 egg
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla.
  • 2 tsp fine earl Gray tea ( I used content of 3 bags)
  • 1/4 tsp salt.
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder.
  • 2 cups flour.


Beat sugar and butter well till light in color and creamy.

Add eggs and vanilla and continue baking.

Add flour,tea leaves and baking powder , dough will be soft a bit and sticky it’s ok.

Cool in fridge for 1 hour then roll to a big rectangle and cut to any shape you like using the cookie cutters.

NOTE: for easier handling roll dough between wax paper so as to avoid sticking.

NOTE: if dough became too soft put it again in fridge , or cut it in batches not all at one.

Heat your oven very well then reduce it to medium and bake cookies for 8-10 minutes at the most.

Leave to cool then store in a well closed jar.


Cardamom Cookies:

Ingredients and method:
*2 cups flour.

* 1/2 tsp baking powder.
* 4 teaspoons cardamom powder.
* 1/4 tsp salt.
* 1/2 cup grounded almonds.
* 1/2 cup sugar.
* 3/4 cup melted butter.
For the coating:
* 1 cup confectionary sugar (سكر ناعم ).
* 2 teaspoons powdered cardamom.
* almonds.

* mix flour, cardamom powder, sugar, grounded almonds and salt together.

* add butter and mix with your hands till you have a from dough. You can add a bit of cold water for easy handing.
* form dough into small balls.
* coat with powdered sugar-cardamom mixture.

* press balls with a small cup to flatten a bit.
* decorate with almonds.
* bake in a medium heated oven for 10-13 minutes.
* store in a well closed jar.

Perfect with black coffee, please try them, they’re really good ♡♥.


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Welcome Home Lunch.

Hello everybody.

My sister in-law and her son came home to spend Eid holiday today, so lunch was upstairs at my mother in-law’s house.

Upon upon our young handsome guest’s request she made freekeh with chicken,kofta with tahini sauce,mloukhieh and a green salad.

Everything was delicious, great family gathering like old times! tomorrow my turn to cook for iftar cause all will fast Insha’Allah.



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