Thank God It’s Friday: The Eggplant Feast!Β 

  
I just realised that I have missed last week’s post of “Thank God It’s Friday”, and that’s probably because days are flying by, and I can hardly know what day it is without checking my calendar! See that’s the thing about Ramadan, the hours are slow yet the days are so fast! Ramadan is a very busy month, contrary to what one might think, we cook food during Ramadan way more than we do in normal days (which is kind of counterproductive, since this holly month is all about fasting and cleansing our bodies!). I have to admit though, that in our household we hardly make it to the main course, we stick to fruits and dates to break our fast, then some samboussas (will share my recipes for the samboussas sometime soon) and soup for dinner then something light for Sohour. 

Today I made something very light, yet super yummy that Adam, his dad and I love so much! I call it the eggplant feast lol, I will share its recipe with all of you! All you need is: 

2 medium eggplants 

1 tablespoon oil 

Salt and pepper to season

1 tablespoon butter 

1 crushed garlic 

Parsley and coriander (few leaves each, cut finely)  

2 tablespoons tomato paste 

1/2 cup of water

About 6 to 8 slices of Cheddar cheese.

Cut the eggplants into thick slices, season with some salt and pepper. Poor the oil in a pan and add the slices of eggplants, cook them until they become soft, then remove them and let them cool. Mean while, melt the butter in a pan, add the garlic, parsley and coriander, season with some salt and pepper, then add the tomato paste and water, once it thickens then the sauce is ready. In an oven-safe pan, place the eggplant slices, cover them with the tomato sauce, then add the cheese on top, and put it in the oven for about 10mins! We usually have it with some Quinoa and we all love it! 

Bon Appetit! 

Ouiam 

Thank God It’s Friday: What We Crave When At Home!Β 

  

This Friday finds me in the cosiness of my own home, surrounded by all the familiar things that I love so much! It feels almost surreal: Wednesday Adam and I were in Morocco, Thursday we were in Frankfurt, Germany; and Friday here we are at home in my beloved Bahrain! So yeah Welcome home Adam!! 

One of the things that we missed so much, Adam and I, is our favourite breakfast: Pancakes! Which of course I had to make this morning, because yeah, we can’t be home and not have pancakes and Dada’s homemade jam for breakfast (yum)!! So I decided to share my recipe with you all! 

You will need: 

125g Flour

25g Sugar

1 teaspoon Baking powder

A pinch of salt

1 egg 

125ml milk

1 tablespoon of butter 

Combine the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt, then add the milk, egg and butter. Mix everything together until you get a smooth batter.

Grease a nonstick pan with cooking spray or a little vegetable oil. Heat the pan for few minutes. Pour the batter to form pancakes of whatever size you like. Cook first side until bubbles form on top, about three minutes; then flip and cook other side until it is brown, about two minutes. 

Bon Appetit! 

Ouiam 

Thank God It’s Friday: Feeling Italian??Β 

  

Dear Friday, can you last a little longer? Just this time please…! This is my very last Friday in Morocco, with my family, so i am trying, as much as i can, to soak up every moment and every minute of it! I still have few more days though, to indulge in my mama’s home- cooked meals, to have endless conversations with my very loved ones, to breathe a clean and fresh air, to sleep in my old room and to just enjoy the company of my own people! On the other hand, of course I miss my own home, my reading corner, my kitchen, my car…. And most importantly, my sweet husband! 

As every Friday, I have a super easy recipe for you. If you like pasta, like me, raise your hand (I am sure few hands are in the air now lol). And Pasta with Alfredo sauce, is just my favourite! (at least my version of it). So let’s get into it! 
Of course you will need to cook your own pasta the way you like it. And for the sauce you will need: 
1 tablespoon butter 
3 grated garlic cloves 
Parsley and coriander (few leaves each, cut finely) 
About 6 medium Mushrooms (cut into pieces) 
2 tablespoons milk powder 
1 tablespoon flour 
200ml cooking cream 
1/2 cup shredded parmesan cheese 
Salt and pepper 
Put the butter in a pan, over medium heat, add the garlic, parsley and coriander, season with salt and pepper,let it cook until the garlic is brown (not burned). Add the mushroom, cook for about 4 minutes, then add the milk powder and flour, you may add some water if you need to, about 1/4 cup, stir, then add the cooking cream and the cheese, leave it for another 2 minutes and that’s it!! Pour the sauce over your pasta and there you go! 
You may add some chicken if you want, you will just have to cut it into pieces, and add it with the garlic.
Bon Appetit 
Ouiam