Middle Eastern cuisine has to be my next fave cuisine after Indian. Hummus, good! Bread, good! Olive Oil, Gooooooooood! 🙈 Don’t really remember where I ate manakeesh for the first time but the flavors stuck w/ me. I decided to make an instant version with Stonefire Mini Naan, store bought Palestinian Zaatar mix and CA Olive Ranch Olive Oil. Takes about 10 minutes and a perfect snack for a busy busy workday.

INGREDIENTS – (serves 1-2)

  • 1.5 tbsps Zaatar per naan
  • 2-3 tbsps olive oil per naan
  • 3 mini naan


  • We will make one manakeesh at a time – Heat the griddle on medium heat with oil. Add Zaatar and stir the spice in the oil thoroughly.
  • Now lay the naan on top of spice/oil mix and let the naan go soft and warm. The spice mix will stick to the naan and it’ll toast at the right places.
  • Flip the naan carefully so there is no spice leftover and slightly warm it up on other side. Remove from griddle and repeat same process for other 2 naan.
  • Serve warm with some Tzatziki drizzled w/ olive oil & sumac or your favorite soft cheese – my fave is goat cheese w/ truffle.
  • Bon Appetit loves 🎉

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It’s not your Starbucks kinda banana nut bread or your supermarket mass produced dessert. It’s the best homemade Spiced Banana Nut Bread. This gooey, moist, super-rich dessert is too good and the only good thing you’ll need during quarantine for good vibes 🙃. Need recipe? Here’s how you’d whip it up –

P.S. – The recipe is bachelor friendly, has minimal ingredients and only takes 15 minutes to prepare.

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Ingredients –

3 ripe bananas 🍌
3 large eggs
2.5 cups almond flour
1 tbsp unsalted ginger powder
1/2 tsp cardamom powder
1 tsp cinnamon powder
3 tbsps honey
A dash of Vanilla Extract
A pinch of Baking Soda
Chopped walnuts as much as your heart desires

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Method –

– Preheat oven to 350F and grease the bread loaf pan with ghee/coconut oil. Set it aside.
– Mash bananas in a large bowl.
– Mix the eggs with bananas. Add all the remaining ingredients into the same bowl. Mix it until combined.
– Add 1 cup of chopped walnuts. Transfer the batter into loaf pan. Now garnish with more walnuts so we cover the top of the bread. Bake in the oven at 350F for 45-50 mins tops.
– Cut individual slices (serves at least 10 people) and feed yourself with #dalgonacoffee or #chaichaichai
-Enjoy 💕 #selflove #glutenfree

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