Harissa (Basbousa) or Mr. Foodie’s Favorite Coconut Cake

This coconut dessert is Mr. Foodie’s favorite sweet treat. One of his aunts makes this for his family every so often, and he positively adores it! His family calls it Harissa which is confusing because harissa is also a chili pepper paste, but it is also known as Basbousa. Whatever you call it, just know…

Maashi – Stuffed Zucchini and Squash in a Tomato Broth

As I mentioned in my last post, Mr. Foodie and I have been learning how to make different Palestinian recipes because we love them so much! This week we returned to Maashi (meaning “stuffed”) which consists of vegetables stuffed with a rice and meat mixture and cooked in a broth. I say “returned” to Maashi…

Fairfax Foodie Holiday Part 2 – We <3 Dawali

While I know that the “new year” is an arbitrary moment in time, for Mr. Foodie and I, entering 2018 has felt like stepping off a pretty island into shark-infested waters. Thanks to the deep freeze that many of us are experiencing, the condensate pipe for our heater is freezing, causing water to leak, causing…