White Kidney Bean Beef Stew Tabikhet Fasolia طبيخة فاصوليا

This is a simple, filling stew made with white kidney beans, lamb or beef meat and tomato sauce, which is served with white rice or with fresh hot bread. White kidney beans are called fasolia in Libya, although it has other names in other Arab countries. Other variations of this… Read more“White Kidney Bean Beef Stew Tabikhet Fasolia طبيخة فاصوليا”

Koshari كشرى

This was a request from a follower of the blog. Kushari is carb-rich spicy comfort food from Egypt, made with layers of rice, pasta and legumes which are topped with a spicy garlic and tomato sauce and garnished with caramelized onions and (optionally) cooked chickpeas. As a vegetarian dish, it… Read more“Koshari كشرى”

Sahlab سحلب

Sahlab is a warming winter drink topped with a generous sprinkling of cinnamon. Libyan sahlab is greenish-grey in colour and and has the distinctive nutty flavour of qsab flour (pearl millet/دخن). In other Arab countries and the region Sahlab is thickened with powdered orchid tubers or (less traditionally) cornstarch. Like… Read more“Sahlab سحلب”

Green Broad Bean and Artichoke Salad – Salatet Fool Akhdar – مدمس فول أخضر ليبي

This salad is  healthy, easy to put together and bursting with flavour. It is both simple and versatile. The green broad beans can be served warm with rice, or cold as a fresh tasting side dish eaten with bread to soak up the dressing. Leftovers make an excellent packed lunch.  The artichoke… Read more“Green Broad Bean and Artichoke Salad – Salatet Fool Akhdar – مدمس فول أخضر ليبي”

Eid al Adha

Hope everyone had a great Eid! We’ve been away for a while but we’ve been working on several posts which are now ready, including, I’m happy to say, the Rishda post. Will post soon.