Carrot Cake (Doolshe Karooto) كيك الجزر

English Af-Soomaali عربي Carrot Cake www.xawaash.com We were always very fond of carrot cake but we know several family members as well as friends who would prefer to have no cake rather than eating a carrot cake. That is until they tried this cake. When we started working on this recipe we had a few... [more]

Egg Burrito (Burriito Ukun) بوريتو البيض

English Af-Soomaali عربي Egg Burrito www.xawaash.com Many people skip breakfast even though most know that it is not a good idea. Everyone has his or her reasons but we will not get into those now. We believe in having a good, nourishing breakfast. It helps tremendously if you have a good repertoire of dishes that... [more]

Spicy Beef Burritos (Burriito Hilib) Burritos au Boeuf Epicé بوريتو اللحم

English Af-Soomaali Français عربي Spicy Beef Burritos www.xawaash.com We call these spicy because of all the aromatic spices that we used: cumin, coriander, turmeric, paprika, ginger, black pepper, and curry powder. If you are a spice junkie, then definitely bring your own hot chilli sauce if you are going to eat the burritos we prepared.... [more]

Flour Tortillas (Tortiya) Tortillas de Blé خبز تورتيا

English Af-Soomaali Français عربي Flour Tortillas www.xawaash.com For Somalis and East Africans in general, these flour tortillas are a healthier version of chapati. The ingredients are the same, the difference being the quantity of oil used and the method of rolling out the dough. East African chapati is prepared with a lot more oil, making... [more]

Chicken Shawarma (Shawarma Digaag) Chawarma au Poulet شاورما الدجاج

English Af-Soomaali Français عربي Chicken Shawarma www.xawaash.com We have come across two different types of chicken shawarma: authentic shawarma and chicken wraps with a shawarma flavour. In the latter type, the chicken is almost always dry and the only thing it has in common with authentic shawarma is the spices that are used for marinating... [more]

Meat Pide (Biitsa Turki Hilib Leh) Pide à la Viande بيتزا اللحم التركية

English Af-Soomaali Français عربي Meat Pide www.xawaash.com Our trip to Istanbul was everything our Spain trip was not. Months before our trip to Spain, we planned in detail, everything we were going to do: the places we were going to visit, the foods we wanted to try, the shows we wanted to watch, etc. We... [more]

Pear Cake (Doolshe Cambaruud) Gâteau à la Poire كيك الكمثرى

English Af-Soomaali Français عربي Pear Cake www.xawaash.com After having delicious couscous for lunch at a Moroccan restaurant in the Latin Quarter in Paris, we decided to spend the afternoon walking around looking for souvenirs and enjoying the sights. It was a cloudy day but to us it did not look like it was going to... [more]

Rice with Vermicelli (Bariis Shaciiriyo Leh) Riz aux Vermicelles أرز بالشعيرية

English Af-Soomaali Français عربي Rice with Vermicelli www.xawaash.com As much as we love basmati rice, short-grain rice has its moments. In our home, those moments are becoming more and more frequent these days. In our post for Plantain Stew, we included a recipe for plain, short-grain rice. The rice is sticky but when you pour... [more]

Okra & Green Bean Stew (Maraq Baamiye & Digir) Ragoût d’Okras et de Haricots Verts مرق بامية وفاصوليا خضراء

English Af-Soomaali Français عربي Okra & Green Bean Stew www.xawaash.com This one of the recipes we turn to when we want to keep our meat consumption in check. That is very difficult to do when you are friends with a butcher who supplies you with the freshest meat. Even when not shopping for meat, the... [more]

Cauliflower Tabbouleh (Tabbuula Qarnabiit) Taboulé de Chou-Fleur تبولة قرنبيط

English Af-Soomaali Français عربي Cauliflower Tabbouleh www.xawaash.com A fragrant, fresh, and crunchy salad that takes its inspiration from the traditional tabbouleh that is a popular Levantine salad. Traditional tabbouleh is made with bulgur wheat and different regions use different proportions of it in the salad. Instead of bulgur, we decided to use grated cauliflower which... [more]

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