Ramadan food recipes: Joudie Kalla’s banana & Medjool date cake

Taken from her first cookbook Palestine on a Plate, here Kalla makes use of Medjool dates, which are a traditional snack – and gift – eaten after sunset, favoured as they are naturally high in sugar and carbohydrates, and offer the body a potent boost of energy. They’re also delicious; chewy and soft, tasting of caramel and cinnamon. Kalla calls Medjools “fudgey and sticky, just the way dates should be.”

While beautiful on their own as snacks, Medjools are often baked into dishes, as Kalla has done. Hers come from Zaytoun, where she is chef-partner; the group specialises in ethically-sourced

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Healthy Eating: Almond date balls a nutritious, delicious snack

I’ve grown slightly weary of cooking full deal meals.  My tendency these days is to prepare a big pot of soup or stew, a  casserole or a piece of protein and some sides that I can call dinner for at least two or three nights. Everyone is on their own for breakfast or lunch.

Lately I have been eating small meals or snacks throughout the day. I call it “snackertainment”!  I rarely wake up ravenous and as the day moves along my appetite picks up a bit. Fruit, cheese and crackers is a favorite at mid-day. It’s easy, quick and

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Bless Your Spoon: Pound cake recipes date back to 1700s – Davie County Enterprise Record

By Stephanie Williams Dean

Bless Your Spoon

This week and next, we’ll be reading some of the oldest and most popular recipes for cake – the southern pound cakes. A true pound cake recipe is one that dates back to the 1700s.

Consider that here in the South, this cake is part of our food heritage – that alone makes me love it. Originally, the cake earned the name because of how it’s made – originally with a pound of each – butter, sugar, eggs, and flour. When I imagine an ancestral great-grandparent baking that Southern Butter Pound recipe, the

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