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In Memory of Dad

In Memory of Dad

Today marks the 13th anniversary of dad’s disappearance. However, in this post, I wanted to celebrate my father’s ...
Let’s Shawarma and Chill

Let’s Shawarma and Chill

I was rewatching The Avengers for the 5th time the other night and I realized that probably my favorite scene of the entire movie ...
One Pan Dinner: Braised Chicken and Butternut Squash

One Pan Dinner: Braised Chicken and Butternut Squash

Shako mako habibis! Really excited to share this new recipe with ya’ll. Also, sorry for being MIA all this time but ...
Spicy Beef Ragu with Homemade Chili Oil

Spicy Beef Ragu with Homemade Chili Oil

Aside from steak, is there anything better than pasta? That is a question I struggle with all the time. However, until I find the ...
Easy Grilled Kabab

Easy Grilled Kabab

One dish from Iraq that I constantly crave is grilled kabab. The kabab that you would eat in Iraq is just absolutely delicious. ...
Best Homemade Pita!

Best Homemade Pita!

As an Arab, one of my absolute favorite things to eat is freshly baked pita. It’s soft, it’s fluffy, and it’s ...
Keto Double Cheeseburger

Keto Double Cheeseburger

So, like everyone else around the world, with every new year comes new resolutions. My resolution for 2019 is to eat more than I ...
Fall Comfort Food: Herbs Roasted Chicken with Gravy

Fall Comfort Food: Herbs Roasted Chicken with Gravy

Why do I like Fall? Because I get to eat awesome food, duh. And personally, nothing says “Fall” more than super ...
Two Generations of Habibis and Turkish Coffee

Two Generations of Habibis and Turkish Coffee

In my latest video, I sat down with Myles Hopper to chat about his work, eat some Iraqi breakfast, while sipping on Turkish ...
Fall Is Around the Corner: Time for Chicken Shorba

Fall Is Around the Corner: Time for Chicken Shorba

Back in habibi land, “shorba” means “soup” and we love our shorbas! I made this dish because I was ...
Adam Tries a Habibi Burger – Two Thumbs Up

Adam Tries a Habibi Burger – Two Thumbs Up

Adam and I got together to eat insane half pound habibi burgers, drink beer, and chat about his drumming skills. Checkout the ...
Lemon Butter Chicken with Spinach and Mushrooms

Lemon Butter Chicken with Spinach and Mushrooms

Shako mako habibis?! I’m so excited to share with you this simple and delicious chicken recipe which is so good, I can ...
Turkey Burgers with Arugulamole – Perfect Summer Dinner

Turkey Burgers with Arugulamole – Perfect Summer Dinner

Oh hi. Do you like turkey burgers? Are you wondering what arugulamole is? Well, it’s your lucky day, habibi. Recently, ...
My Favorite Kitchen Project Yet

My Favorite Kitchen Project Yet

Habibis! First thing first, sorry for the hiatus. I just got back from a trip to Italy, plus a bunch of other excuses that you ...
Steak Biryani with Fried Potatoes, Peas, and Carrots

Steak Biryani with Fried Potatoes, Peas, and Carrots

If you are in Iraq one day, which I hope many of us will be able to visit sooner than later, you will eat this biryani at least ...
Chicken Stir Fry with Coconut Brown Rice

Chicken Stir Fry with Coconut Brown Rice

What’s up Habibis?! Sorry it’s been a minute since I last posted a recipe. Been hella busy with work. You know I have ...
March 19: Never Forget the Invasion of Iraq

March 19: Never Forget the Invasion of Iraq

  They say that the US invasion of Iraq started on March 20th, but I heard the missiles on the 19th. Today, March 19, 2018, ...
Dear Mom

Dear Mom

Thank you for everything. I was browsing through some of my old pictures from Iraq, and I came across this picture of my mom: a ...
The Best Garlic Chicken and Mint Roasted Potatoes You’ll Ever Make

The Best Garlic Chicken and Mint Roasted Potatoes You’ll Ever Make

You’re probably wondering “mint potatoes?I came here for a dinner recipe, not a mojito!” Well, take a chill ...
The Best Bamya with Big Mo

The Best Bamya with Big Mo

 We the Habibis’ first video ever! Big Mo tried his very first Iraqi dish, Bamya, and he was a happy man. Bamya is ...
Bacon Wrapped Prunes: Easy and Delicious Finger Food

Bacon Wrapped Prunes: Easy and Delicious Finger Food

Bacon wrapped prunes?! Yes please. Just take a second and stare at this photo. When I posted this on Instagram, I said that I ...
Baba Ghanouj Recipe: Easy, Light, & Delicious

Baba Ghanouj Recipe: Easy, Light, & Delicious

What is up, Habibi?! So like a bunch of people have asked me to share my baba ghanouj (aka ghannouj, aka ghanoush, aka ...
Habibi Burger

Habibi Burger

Look here, Habibi. You know when you wake up sometimes and drag yourself to work, knowing that you will have one of those all day ...
Garlic Ginger Shrimp and Sautéed Veggies

Garlic Ginger Shrimp and Sautéed Veggies

Shako mako Habibi?! I’m not teaching you that again. If you forgot, go here and practice god damn it. Ok so let’s ...
Lemon Glazed Chicken with Butternut Squash

Lemon Glazed Chicken with Butternut Squash

Fancy stuff! Not really, but to say that it’s good would be an understatement. This meal is perfect if you’re trying ...
Coffee Rubbed Steak

Coffee Rubbed Steak

My view on steak is simple: there is good and there is too damn good. This dish is TOO DAMN GOOD! I was very hesitant to try ...
The Story of a Habibi in America

The Story of a Habibi in America

My name is Taif (like Knife but with a T) and I’m just a habibi who lives in the United States with a big appetite. I was ...
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