Chicken Maqlooba or Upside Down Chicken Rice

There are many variations of the chicken rice dish ranging from the spicy versions in India and Sri Lanka to the milder sweeter versions of China. The Arabic versions found in the Middle East are very flavorful and rich. This dish, Maqlooba (upside down rice) is particularly tasty as it combines vegetables and meat into…

Chicken Biryani

Biryani is synonyms with Indian cuisine allover the world. Odds are, if you have eaten at a proper Indian restaurant, you would have seen Biryani on the menu. I have had it in Asia, Europe, Middle East and America. My husband has had it in the Caribbean, Africa, South America and the Pacific which pretty…

Oven Baked Meatballs

Who doesn’t love meatballs… in spaghetti, in submarine sandwiches, in pizza, in kebabs or just on their own accompanying a beer. Somehow those store bought meatballs don’t really taste authentic. Also, you never know what goes into them. That’s why I prefer to make meatballs at home using lean turkey meat. They are healthy and…

Chicken Shawarma

Wraps are a close competitor to sandwiches with their light pita or tortillas hiding grilled meat, vegetables, hummus and other tasty seasoning. Known around the world as Turkish kebabs, doner kababs and dönertasche (meat pockets), shawarma would be the menu item you would see on many a food cart in North America. Even the Avengers…