Labneh Sandwich in Wood-fired Tannour Bread

On an early Summer weekend, my family and a couple of friends decided to have a sleepover and rafting in Al Assi River in the Bekaa. We hit it off for the 3 hour drive, co-piloting to my sister’s friend which made the time pass like a breeze.

Labneh Sandwich in Wood-fired tannour bread recipe - cookin5m2-3

We reached there at night, modest bungalows by the freezing river, under the pitch black sky, around the fire that the other groups have started to keep warm. We slept around midnight to get some rest before the busy day ahead. Continue reading

All The Love for Grilled Cheese

Grilled cheese, baby!

I’ve only met few people who don’t like cheese. Didn’t try to convince them. More cheese for us.

Grilled Cheese Recipe - Cookin5m2-5

A grilled cheese party has been circulating in the minds of a couple of friends and I. Links with pictures of cheese oozing from between two slices of bread got us all drooling. The craving can only be stopped by satisfying that hungry monster inside. We threw a grilled cheese night! Continue reading

Quick Beans and Quinoa in Tomato Sauce (Quinoa bi Banadoura)

This is a non-traditional dish with traditional Lebanese roots. Or maybe I’m making this up to make you fall for this delicious dish. It’s delicious and filling for sure. The only traditional thing I felt in this is the texture of the ingredients in the tomato sauce. Reminded me of burghul pilaf in tomato sauce, or burghul aa banadoura.

Quinoa Bi Banadoura (with red kidney beans, mushrooms and tomato sauce) Recipe - Cookin5m2-2 Continue reading

Weekend Breakfast: Fried Eggs with Prosciutto, and Apple Butter and Bourbon Pancakes

Weekend breakfasts: a meal unlike any other of the week, mainly consisting of delicious food that can be heavy and filling but it will surely make you and your tummy happy.

Bacon and Eggs Breakfast Recipe - Cookin5m2-4 Apple Butter Bourbon Pancakes Recipe - Cookin5m2-2You wake up, you go to the kitchen, bring the pot of water to a boil, make a cup of coffee or tea, prepare breakfast, eat breakfast on the porch enjoying the morning sun. Continue reading

White Sandwich Bread Recipe #WIN

Let’s all rejoice!

I give you the rest of the week off. Just enjoy it.

Sandwich Bread Recipe - Cookin5m2-3I have succeeded in making bread at home. Almost from scratch. I didn’t make the yeast, neither did I milk the cow or pick the wheat myself to be ground. That still counts as “from scratch”, right? Continue reading