[beef/chicken] Shorbat Silq Bis Adas شوربة سلق بعدس
Lentils have been an essential part of the Levantine winter pantry (mouneh) since biblical times; indeed, Esau allegedly forfeited his birthright to Jacob for a bowl of lentil soup – one possibly not all that different than the one we are making tonight. This hearty winter soup is a whole, warming meal; lentils and chard, cooked with onions, garlic and cilantro, fortified with small cubes of halal beef (suqaar) and brought to life with a generous splash of lemon.
This soup is also delicious (and #vegan & #GF) when made with added potatoes and vegetable stock.
The soups come with Khabbaz El Samun bel Toum (خبز السمون بالثوم): garlic bread with butter, lemon, parsley, and black pepper.
Ejett Kousa عجة كوسا
Made with finely sliced or shredded zucchini combined with green onion, parsley, garlic, dried mint, flour and eggs. It can be either formed into small pancakes and fried (think zucchini latke) or baked in a tray and sliced, like a frittata or crustless quiche.
A light, delicate semolina cake, made golden with turmeric and fragrant with anise, vanilla, and coconut, studded with black sesame seeds and topped with pistachio.
C.O.D. delivery outside of the 3km range can be arranged in advance directly with Paul Adrian via text: 647-780-2024 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Newcomer Kitchen is a new project that invites groups of Syrian refugee women to use our kitchen to cook traditional Syrian dishes in a fun, social setting. Meals are prepared and packaged, and then sold online for pickup or delivery to pay for all the ingredients and provide an honorarium for the cooks.
We also offer 1 spot to help/hang out in the kitchen, learn the recipes and join the ladies for family meal on Thursday afternoon. We are asking for a $50 donation for this, which will go to topping up the $ we have to share with the cooks. This is available for purchase online, on a first-come, first-served basis.
Proceeds from the sale of meals goes directly to the newcomer cooks. However this does not cover the costs of the enormous amount of behind-the-scenes coordination required to keep this project going. You can support the Newcomer Kitchen project directly and our vision of expanding this model to support more women in more neighbourhoods!
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