Archive | May 2010

Long Break

I haven’t updated this blog in forever! I was in Egypt for a while visiting relatives, and then I went to Morocco for a Fulbright conference. Then my siblings arrived in Jordan to spend the summer here with me, so things have been very busy! I’m eager to start blogging again though.

Summer has finally come, and with the heat, heavy foods like rice or meat dishes can be off-putting. We like to cook as “lightly” as possible in the summer, with simple, cool dishes. One of my favorites is “Libb Koosa,” or zucchini insides. Usually, people make this dish as a way to make use of the seeds of zucchinis that have already been cored for stuffing. Scoop out the insides of some zucchini, sautee them lightly in olive oil with chopped onion and chili pepper, season with salt and pepper, then serve with bread for scooping it up! That’s really how easy it is. I personally love this dish served cold the next day, but hot is good too.

Scoop out the insides of some zucchini.

Chop up some hot chili pepper (optional).

Sautee chopped onions in olive oil till soft and transparent..

Add the pepper and the zucchini seeds, sautee until soft, seasoning with salt and pepper.

Serve hot or cold, with fresh bread to scoop it up with.

Really simple :)

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