As you all know by now, our monthly book club get-togethers are just a thinly veiled excuse to eat!
This month we all read The Alchemist, by Paulo Coelho. I highly recommend it! Not to give too much away, but it takes place primarily in North Africa, which is often culinarily lumped together with the Middle East . So we decided to have a North African/Middle-Eastern themed potluck.
Our lovely hostess did the amazing chicken/veggie kababs, as well as provided pita chips with hummus and baba ghanoush. I did couscous, and our friends brought mango key lime pie, the ingredients for fruit salad, and sfouf, which is a Lebanese cake.
Chicken and vegetable kababs
Couscous with herbs and spices — olive oil, parsley, mint, turmeric, paprika, cumin, za’atar, and some other stuff I don’t remember. Sorry for the crappy blurry picture, I must have been excited about the food!
The BEST fruit salad — raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, nectarines, and plums, all mixed with honey, lime juice, fresh mint, and cinnamon.
Mango-Key Lime Pie — soo good!
Sfouf – semolina turmeric cake. Fun to say, fun to eat!