Thursday, October 25, 2012


  • 3/4 stick of butter
  • 2 tbsp of pine nuts
  • 1 cup of course semolina
  • 1 cup of granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup of regular milk
  • 3/4 cup of water
  • 1/2 tsp of vanilla sugar
Take pine nuts in a sauce pan over medium heat. Stir until pine nuts are light brown.Add butter and melt. Add semolina, turn the heat high. Stir constantly until semolina gets golden brown in color. Add sugar stir turn the heat down to low. Add milk and water and stir with a whisk. Stir constantly until the halva gets ticker to the point of pudding. Turn the heat off. Serve warm. Decorate it with pistachio or walnut.

Thursday, October 18, 2012



  • 1 lb of spaghetti
  • 1 lb of ground beef
  • 1/3 cup of bread crumbs
  • 1 small size of onion
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • 1/3 bunch of fresh parsley
  • 1 tsp of cumin
  • 1tsp of baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp of ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp of red pepper flakes
  • salt
  • 2 tbsp of tomato paste
  • 1 tbsp of red pepper paste
  • 1 cup of boiling water
Take ground beef,bread crumbs, chopped onion,chopped garlic, chopped parsley,cumin, black pepper, red pepper flakes, baking soda, and salt in a large mixing bowl and knead it until well combined. Cover with stretch film and let it rest for 4-5 hours in the refrigerator. At the end of resting time, take the mixture out and knead it one more time. Take small parts (about 2 tbsp ) make small meatballs. Take meatballs in a large frying pan over high heat. Fry for 20 minutes turning every 5 minutes.

In a mixing bowl,mix tomato paste, red pepper paste and 1 cup of boiling water with a whisk. Add this sauce over meat balls. Cover the lid, turn the heat medium. Simmer for 20 minutes.
Meanwhile, cook spaghetti according to package direction. 
Add sauce into spaghetti and stir.Cover the lid. Let it rest for 5 minutes before serving.

Monday, October 8, 2012



4 Salmon fillets
1/3 cup of all purpose flour
1 tsp of red pepper flakes
1 tsp of cumin
1/2 tsp of ground black pepper
3 cloves of garlic (minced)
zest of half orange
Olive oil to fry
Take olive oil in a large skillet and turn the heat on high. Take the spices in a large mixing bowl. Add flour, garlic and orange zest and mix.Cut each fillet into 4 equal parts.When the oil is ready, dip salmon pieces into the bowl. Fry each side until it is crisp and golden brown. Serve warm with salad.