I cooked as promised 6 dishes from @MarwaMakool 's book . Marwa is the owner of famous and super successful Oasis AU Bakery North Road. Marwa kindly gifted me her signed cook book and I promised to run this challenge and buy the products from her shop to try their quality
~ very grateful to Marwa for her trust
~ I have to admit that Marwa knows her spices and ingredients very very well. I respect her highly for that. Most of the recipes I have chosen were very easy to follow and the tasty dishes are very easy to follow.
~ the recipes contain the spices and ingredients I have never tried in my life. They are delicious. Some of the spices are available at Oasis shop to purchase, they are not the cheapest but they are very fresh and very handy plus you will use them for a long time in your dishes.
~ do not expect a certain taste from the dish you cook. You will get something absolutely fabulous no matter what you predict. The taste is delish and unpredictable. If you believe "oh, I put way too much of those very hot spices", you might be wrong as the spices in combination with certain products and in mixture will work perfectly well and will pleasantly surprise you.
~ the vegetarian dishes are amazing! My best reward: my son asking me in two days after he tried the food at my place and after his "takeaways": mum, these dishes you cooked were sensational! can you please cook more for me to try and can I please borrow this book from you"
~ all the dishes I have chosen were delicious, but best out of all: pumpkin pancakes EJJEH which I gave 10 out of 10. second place: walnut and pomegranate salad because of its unusual seasoning and nuts of course, I also loved buckwheat and rice dishes plus the desert and the superb Lebanese coffee recommended to me by Eddie, the owner and the husband of Marwa was absolutely fabulous!
~ I had lots of comments and compliments about the decoration of my dishes - thank you everyone who did it - I got inspired by your comments and warm messages!
~ happy cooking guys and girls creating at art and love inside your plates!