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Back to Basics – Hummus

Do you ever wish you knew more about cooking and how to buy the right ingredients? 

Do you want to confidently explore the farmers market and the isles of grocery stores?

Well that’s why we started the “Back to Basics” series from the Ziyad Kitchen. Back to Basics provides an opportunity to learn and fall in love with basic recipes and pantry staples. We hope that by sharing basic ingredients and techniques, you will gain your confidence in the kitchen and cooking will become more of a joy than a chore. Back to Basics Cooking goes beyond just following a recipe. We want you to truly appreciate pantry basics and discover versatile ways to use them. Let’s start cooking!

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Ziyad Brand Mezze Platter

A Meze is a big part of the dining experience in the Middle East and Arab countries. The word “meze” means “taste” or “snack.” The concept is very similar to the tapas of Spain, but with different ingredients. It’s small plates to be shared during the holidays, parties and a fun way to entertain your guests.  It’s meant to be eaten slowly and over the course of a few hours and not to be rushed. The Assortment of ingredients makes this style of eating perfect for everyone. Plates or ingredients are often offered in abundance making it a great and filling choice for an appetizer in a party or even a dinner party. We are going to show you how to put an incredibly Easy and delicious platter in no time.

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Kitchen Chats – All About Nuts!

Did you know that most “nuts” aren’t nuts at all? Peanuts are legumes, pine nuts are the seeds of pines, and almonds, pecans, cashews, and walnuts are the seeds of fruits classified as drupes.

Nuts and seeds have become more and more of an ingredient than just a snack or a garnish.  They are a great source of protein and they add so much flavor, texture and lots of nutrients to many dishes. (more…)

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10 Ways to Use Liyye Seasoning!

Liyye All Purpose Seasoning packs a delicious, savory punch from the Middle East. The bold flavor elevates meat, chicken, rice, pilafs, roasted veggies, and soups. You can add big flavor with little work. Liyye adds a burst of mouthwatering lamb flavor and vibrant color with zero fat. It’s also an instant flavor booster. Sprinkle this magical seasoning on virtually any dish like Kefta, Mahashi, Dawali, Fatayer, and Shawarma. You can now enjoy the nostalgic flavors & aromas of back home in magical little packets. Liyye tastes amazing on everything. Try Liyye in dips, sauces, hummus, dressings, and even popcorn!

Click Read More to see 7 recipes using Liyye, with 3 more on the way!

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Qallaye

Eva Eats is super excited to share with you this hearty and traditional recipe. It’s a one pan dish and a firm family favorite, especially when you go camping. And it holds a dear space in her heart as it reminds her of her late father-in-law.

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What’s Liyye?

Liyye All Purpose Seasoning packs a delicious, savory punch from the Middle East. The bold flavor elevates meat, chicken, rice, pilafs, roasted veggies, and soups. You can add big flavor with little work. Liyye adds a burst of mouthwatering lamb flavor and vibrant color with zero fat. It’s also an instant flavor booster. Sprinkle this magical seasoning on virtually any dish like Kefta, Mahashi, Dawali, Fatayer, and Shawarma. You can now enjoy the nostalgic flavors & aromas of back home in magical little packets. Liyye tastes amazing on everything. Try Liyye in dips, sauces, hummus, dressings, and even popcorn!

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