Yallabouli uses similar ingredients to the traditional, much-loved tabouli. But in this version, the main ingredient is burghul rather than parsley and tomatoes. Also, added tomato paste delivers a richer tomato flavour. The dish is typically eaten with pita bread but, if you can source fresh, tender vine leaves — or even cos lettuce leaves — it is even more delectable.

Pomegranate and Walnut Salad Recipe

The tang of the pomegranate seeds balances the salad’s warm and seductive dressing, and the colours are hypnotic – which is why this photogenic dish was picked to star on the cover of Marwa's fist cookbook Yallateef!. 

Toasted Couscous Salad Recipe

Toasted couscous has a texture not unlike al dente pasta. It makes a delectable salad with a warm, tangy dressing to balance the crispness of the nuts and veggies.

Quinoa Porridge Recipe

Delicious, warming Quinoa porridge is just what we need some mornings to ease us into the day. Can easy be made with any milk of your choice for a vegan alternative

Silverbeet soup Recipe

This miraculous vegetable – also known as chard or swiss chard – is wholesome, hearty and filling. And in this form, it makes one of the world’s most satisfying and nutritious soups – a dish of which I never tire.

Monk Soup Recipe

This soup is traditionally eaten on Good Friday. It is, however, far too good to only eat once a year. However, when Marwa makes this soup, her children inevitably pick out the dumplings and eat them. Our suggestion, therefore, is to make plenty of them!

Lentil & Rice Soup Recipe

Nothing in you pantry? Well, think again, because all you need is rice and lentils, and a few essential spices, and you have the fixings for this delicious soup.

Burghul a' banadura Recipe

Traditionally, this dish was cooked in a terracotta pot over an open flame. It can, of
course, still be cooked that way. But otherwise, a non-stick pot also works.

Ejjeh Recipe

Marwa Makool's twist on a traditional egg fritter. These delicious gems are a family favorite.

Fattoush Recipe

This popular salad is traditionally served in summer when all of the ingredients are at their best. The zaatar crisps are especially good just as they begin to soak up the dressing.

Falafel Recipe

Falafel night! set up a table full of your favorite veggies and dips and get the whole family involved in making their own wraps.

Black rice Salad Recipe

Black rice was once called forbidden rice — reserved for royalty. Those were the days, eh? But now, this delicious, nutty grain with its high levels of antioxidants, nutrients, protein and fiber is available even to us commoners. Which is excellent news…