Welcome to my Emirati-American Kitchen
I started out this blog as an online easy reference cookbook for my children. I am slowly trying to include all their favorites in here. 🙂 I am also including the recipes that I grew up with from my childhood in South Texas.
The local (UAE) recipes that you see here on Emiratican Kitchen are the ones that I learned from my mother-in-law and sisters-in-law. Every Emirati home that you find, each will have their own adaptation of a traditional UAE recipe. That is how all recipes are. There is that saying that is probably famous all over the world, “Nobody can cook as good as my Mama”. Well, I confess that I made my own little changes here and there. Some families will use salt, I substitute Maggi Chicken Cubes. I told my sister-in-law that one day and she said that Maggi is only for shorbah (soup)! I don’t always add a whole loomi ball (dried black lemon) to the stews when I cook it either. I mostly use the loomi powder.
Well, I hope that you try and enjoy the recipes that I have included in here. This blog is a loving work-in-progress. I try to post recipes as often as I can but I am also busy with the home, kiddos, daydreaming….. 🙂