How do you make tofu taste good? The eternal question posed to vegans everywhere. Some people might say that tofu is an acquired taste, that it isn’t for everyone or that beans and legumes are more versatile and flavourful forms of plant-based protein. And to those people I say: you’re sorely mistaken.
I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again. If I had to pick just one legume to subsist on for the rest of my life, it would without a single shred of doubt, be chickpeas. They really are the perfect bean – high in protein and fiber, soft yet starchy in texture and incredibly diverse in nature….
Manakeesh (pronounced mana’eesh) or mu’ajjinat are savoury Arabic pastries that are uber popular within Middle Eastern and especially Levantine cuisine. They’re essentially an Arab’s answer to pizza, consisting of a dough base topped with various toppings like za’atar, labneh, cheese or even ground meat. They’re often folded, sliced or served as mini-pizzas (ubiquitous at all…