[chicken] Burgul behommos برغل بحمص
Burgul (aka bulgur wheat), is a dried cracked wheat that is an ancient staple of the Middle and Near East. It is typically made from whole grain durum wheat that has been coarsely ground, soaked, steamed and dried, a process that enhances its shelf life and nutritional profile. Compared to white rice, bulgur has more fiber and protein, a lower glycemic index, and higher levels of most vitamins and minerals.
Burgul Belhommos is very ancient dish in Syria, and especially well known in the city of Lattakia. It is a festive dish which many Syrians take pride in cooking for family gatherings and celebrations. Chicken and chickpeas are boiled with spices and set aside. Then the burgul is cooked in the rich chicken broth, before being re-combined with the chickpeas and topped with the deboned chicken. It is traditionally served along with a selection of pickles.
[vegetarian] Burgul behommos برغل بحمص بالخضار
Burgul and chickpeas cooked in a vegetable stock, topped with a generous portion of chickpeas, green peppers and carrots.
Keyar bil Laban خيار باللبن
Is a traditional middle eastern cucumber salad, similar to Greek tzatziki, this combines cool yogurt with garlic and cucumbers, but the addition of mint makes for an especially delightful, cool and refreshing salad.
Qatayef (or Katayef) is kind of sweet filled with ricotta, clotted cream, fruit and/or nuts. A yeasted batter is used to make small round pancakes which are are folded into little bundles, either fresh or deep-fried, before being drizzled with a honey or sugar syrup. Popular during the month of Ramadan, they are traditionally prepared by street vendors as well as households throughout the Levant and Egypt.
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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 “Guest Cook” spot to help/hang out in the kitchen, learn the recipes and join the ladies for family meal on Wednesday (10:30-4:30). 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 help the Newcomer Kitchen project directly and our vision of expanding this model to support more women in more neighbourhoods!
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