Madgooga (Madkooka) The ancient energy bar of Iraq (vegan, dairy, and gluten free!)

Middle eastern desserts from centuries ago did not require many ingredients to create a rich yet healthful treat. Some desserts did not even require an oven, like the sweet Iraqi snack called “Madgooga”, also known as “Madkooka”. Madgooga is basically an Arab style energy bar, comprised of natural yet decadent tasting  ingredients like mejdool dates…… Continue reading Madgooga (Madkooka) The ancient energy bar of Iraq (vegan, dairy, and gluten free!)

Lemon Lebneh cheesecake with Almond Ginger Crust

Lebneh is an Arabic breakfast staple, a creamy dip that is a cross between cream cheese and Greek yogurt. This dip is traditionally served with olive oil and pita bread for breakfast, but there are so many other uses for this rockstar dip! I came up with this recipe when I was expecting company and…… Continue reading Lemon Lebneh cheesecake with Almond Ginger Crust