Mediterranean Meatballs with Zaatar

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Mediterranean Meatballs with Zaatar

Spaghetti & Meatballs was not a common dish at home where I grew up in Amman, Jordan.  A variation on meatballs- Daoud Basha- where the meat cooks in red tomato sauce with wing sliced onions is more common. My great grandma tete Nazo passed this dish along, among many others to my mom and dad.  … more »
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Chicken Kabob

Growing up in Amman, Jordan, my dad has always enjoyed grilling at the roof top terrace at our house in Jabal Amman. Starting form the age of 4, I would watch him prepare, and listen to his vivid stories about favorite places to get his ingredients, including his long drives to the Red Sea shore … more »
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Zaatar Mana’esh

Zaatar slathered on warm flatbread – Mana’esh- is a beloved Mediterranean snack enjoyed fresh from neighborhood ovens. Mana’esh comes from the Arabic word Na’esh which means to create marks or impressions (Manou’she – singular). This is done when we press the dough to make small impressions or pockets that get filled with the Zaatar Spread. … more »
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Pumpkin Soup with Zaatar

The Fall Season brings us many joys. Sweet, velvety pumpkins are a fun and versatile addition to our menus. This soup is a delicious variation of pumpkin soup! Serves 6-8 INGREDIENTS 2 Tbsp olive oil 1 onion, finely diced 2 garlic cloves, crushed 1 celery stick, finely chopped 1kg pumpkin, peeled, deseeded and chopped 3 … more »
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