Total Pageviews

Monday, August 20, 2012

Sun. Aug 19th

Burek served with Dinner!

Daily Tidbit:  Eid Mubarak!  This simply means "Happy Eid", which is the holiday which comes the last day of Ramadan.  The culinary delights of this holiday are aplenty.  For me, this meant enjoying Shorba (a vegetable & tomato based soup), Burek (fried dumplings stuffed with meat and onions), and Chbah el Safra (a North African Chicken dish cooked with Apples & Almonds).  This dish mixes the sweet with the savory, for a complex and delicious meal.  Apricots, Figs, Dates & Raisins are other fruits commonly mixed with meats in savory dishes across the Mediterranean which create healthy and satisfying meals.

To get some ideas of how to get some super yummy "sweet & savory" meals into your life, check this article out, which lists 41 super yummy looking recipe ideas:


Pancake with Berries for Breakfast!

Breakfast: Pancakes!
1 Large Pancake
Topped with:  fresh sliced Strawberries & Blueberries
2 tbsp Walnuts
1 tsp Maple Syrup
5 oz OJ
Regular Coffee, black



Zaalouk: a cooked Eggplant Salad with Green Peppers & Curry
Green Salad with Beets, Toasted Almonds, Strawberries & Blueberries in a Tuscan Balsamic Vinaigrette
Broiled Zucchini, Yellow Squash, Onions & Corn from last night, mixed with the leftover Sauteed Spinach from last night
Water with Lime

I made Slow Cooker Zaalouk sometime last month, but this was very different.  My mother in law made  a version using Green Peppers & Eggplant with just a little Tomato and Curry and Garlic.  I had 2 more helpings than reflected in the pic; it was delicious!


Snack:  1 oz. of 72% Dark Chocolate with Regular Coffee, black


Snack:  1 Sunrise Apple, Water


Tasty Burek - I had 3 of these!

Chbah el Safra


My Plate of Chbah el Safra
1 bowl of Shorba (a vegetable & tomato based soup)
3 Burek (fried dumplings stuffed with meat and onions)
Chbah el Safra (Chicken cooked with Apples & Almonds)
White Wine


Dessert: 2 Little Scoops of Strawberry Ice cream & 2 Godiva Chocolates from Paris, Water



None.  I had wonderful family members cooking for me all day!


No comments:

Post a Comment