Khaliat Nahal, a Yemeni Honeycomb Bread

If all Yemeni food is like this Khaliat Nahal, I am in love. Just try and resist a bite of a cheese filled Honeycomb Bread, dripping in an orange blossom perfumed syrup!

It’s time for the MENA (Middle Eastern & North African) Cooking Club. This monthly group has for goal to help us discover the culture and cuisine of the countries found in these parts of the world. Two savory recipes and a sweet dish are suggested from the country and the members pick one dish to make. This month we are off to Yemen with a super yummy Khaliat Nahal, a Yemeni Honeycomb Bread.

Yemeni honeycomb bread

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Saying Goodbye to Cheap Ethnic Eatz with the Best of 2015

So this is it! Not only is this the last post of 2015, but it will be my last post under the name Cheap Ethnic Eatz! I announced a few days ago my new name for my blog rebrand: CulturEatz.

The end of the year and the last post of 2015 are the perfect setting to say goodbye to Cheap Ethnic Eatz. I want to thank every member who’s ever joined the dinner group I ran from 2007 to 2011. They are the ones who inspired me to start a blog in the first place. Cheap Ethnic Eatz will have lived for 8 1/2 years. It has changed a lot over the years. And now it is a cocooned caterpillar that is about to emerge into a beautiful butterfly.

Best of Cheap Ethnic Eatz 2015

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Fruity Santa Bread

What a surprise this Fruity Santa Bread will be when it is brought to the table with the other sweets! Chock-full of fruits and nuts, the bread will be sure to please all the good and naughty kids around.

Lots of bread baking in the air and #twelveloaves is a great group where we bake a bread with the addition of the monthly theme flavor or ingredient. And keeping with the season, we were asked to prepare a Holiday bread. An online search brought on a list of the same old thing until this chosen one grabbed by attention big time. Could I actually make the Fruity Santa Bread to look like Santa?

Fruity Santa Bread

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Masoub, a Saudi Arabian Banana Breakfast Dish

Looking for a new exotic breakfast idea? This delicious Masoub dish is a Saudi Arabian banana bread pudding made in its simplest form, topped with almonds, raisins, whip cream, honey and cheddar.

It’s time for the MENA (Middle Eastern & North African) Cooking Group. This monthly group has for goal to help us discover the culture and cuisine of the countries found in these parts of the world. The host of the month will choose two savory and a sweet dish from the country and the members pick one dish to make. We are visiting Saudi Arabia this month and we will make Masoub, a Saudi Arabian Banana Breakfast Dish.

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Sage Egg Biscuit Surprise for #twelveloaves

The Sage Egg Biscuit Surprise is a great breakfast treat and a healthy meal on it’s own. Hidden inside the biscuit is a beautiful soft boiled egg with a still runny yolk.

#twelveloaves is a great group where we bake a bread with the addition of the monthly theme, flavor or ingredient. This month we were asked to explore Thanksgiving Biscuits and Rolls. In Canada, Thanksgiving has come and gone already but who does not love a good biscuit, I had to join in the fun. I fell in love with this Sage Egg Biscuit Surprise recipe and it may be a better Thanksgiving Brunch option for you.

Sage-Egg-Biscuit-Surprise

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Robin Hood to the Sweet Rescue

We all love homemade sweets and we always try to make cakes, bars and breads from scratch every chance we get. But sometimes there are just not enough hours in the day or we find out last minute that there is company on their way expecting coffee and cake as part of the entertainment.

I assure you, even food bloggers must sometimes resort to a quick mix. The trick is finding one that is good enough to pass on as your own, or at least a product that does not compromise on quality or homemade taste. Thankfully there is a hero in this story, Robin Hood Quick Bread Mixes!

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Have you tried Robin Hood Quick Bread Mixes? They check all the boxes:

  • you get homemade taste in a hurry
  • you can find these mixes easily available in store
  • they are quick to prepare and bake, this product is box to oven in 5 minutes
  • they make a great baking project with kids, giving them an opportunity to experiment and learn
  • they simplify baking for the kitchen challenged people
  • clean up is a breeze and you only need to add three ingredients (water, eggs, oil)
  • even professional chefs, such as Leslie Steh, bake with Robin Hood Quick Bread Mixes

These mixes are offered in 5 flavours: Banana Flavoured, Chocolate Chip, Lemon Poppy Seed Flavoured, Cinnamon Swirl, and even a Gluten Free Banana mix. And don’t be afraid to play with them and get creative! You can add nuts, chocolate, or fruit to the mixes. Of how about baking them into muffins, pancakes, and even biscottis? The options are only limited by your imagination.

Here is a great video to learn more about Robin Hood Quick Bread Mixes. Give one a try, save time in the kitchen and spend more quality time with your family and friends.

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Cheesy Garlic Party Bread for the 5th Food Film Marathon

How do you get everyone running to the buffet table? Serve a pipping hot bread laden with fresh mozzarella, minced garlic, butter, and parsley.

Hosting home parties, the Canadian Thanksgiving, the upcoming arrival of Halloween, followed by the American Thanksgiving, and after that Christmas, New Year’s Eve and insert-your-local-holiday-here. It is that time of year to start prepping your menu plan and finding the perfect party recipes. You can never start too soon!

For me, the perfect party food is one that requires a small number of ingredients, one that is easy and quick to prepare – preferably ahead of time -, and that once you put it in the oven your guest are swooning over the smells coming from the kitchen. This Cheesy Garlic Party Bread absolutely checked all these boxes. It truly was the ideal contribution for my 5th Food Film Marathon which took place a couple of weekends ago.

Cheesy Garlic Party Bread

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