Labne is always found in my fridge. Its very tasty and goes great with some olive oil and salt. However, every no and then I like to experiment with Labne. Labne is also known as ‘Kefir cheese’. It can be found at any Middle Eastern grocery store. Unfortunate, I do not know of a substitute for this ingredient so you have look far and wide. I’m also hear to help. If you really want to try this, message me and I can help you find one in your area.
The second ingredient is Hot Cheetos. Normally, I would dip a Cheeto into the Labne. However, that’s the easy route. For this recipe, we will be carefully mixing these ingredients together to make a nice dip for chips or for more Hot Cheetos. These ingredient were very hard to deal with. I first ground up the Cheetos then mixed them with the Labne. The consistency was really think and it was very hard to mix. So I used a processes and some olive oil to help out.
The end result was this creamy red dip. Honestly, I did not like the color, but I really wasn’t working with much anyways. I also found out that green onions made it taste even better.
Try out my hot Cheetos and Labne recipe and let me know what you think.
This dish was fairly easy to make. I just had to cut up the potatoes, shred the cheese and mix all the ingredients together. A mandolin was used to cut the potatoes thin. If you don’t have a mandolin, try cutting the potatoes in an even fashion.
I love the way this cake turned out. It was nice and moist. The color was beautiful. I am not a fan of the color yellow but this cake really has a bright beautiful yellow hue. Making it was very easy. The ingredients I used are found in the majority of cakes out there. However, this recipe calls for turmeric and anise seed. I am familiar with turmeric however, anise seed was new to me. You cannot make this recipe anise seed so there are no substitutions I know of. I needed to fined ground anise seed. I couldn’t fine ground anise seed at my local market. I was able to find whole anise seeds that I was able to grind in a blender. My mother told me that the Middle Eastern markets sell ground anise seeds. So if you have a middle eastern market near by, grab some ground anise seed for his recipe. Otherwise, just grind it in a blender. Turmeric is easy to find every where so you should not have any trouble.
I challenge you to try out this recipe. It really is different than your usual cake recipes. The anise seed gives it a unique flavor that you cannot find anywhere. Try it out and let me know how it goes!
There are a lot of good hummus recipes out there. They all are very basic. However, as with a lot of my ingredients, I like to add vinegar to the mix. Especially white wine vinegar. Read my blog post so you can learn all about why I love white wine vinegar. Vinegar gives it a little zest that goes well with pita or tortilla chips.
The recipe is very simple. Get all the ingredients and blend them together! If you want to get really fancy, get the dried chick peas and soak them in water overnight. It definitely gives the hummus a different taste. Although, in my opinion, both canned and dried chick peas provide great taste.
Try out the recipe and let me know what you think!