This month the Newcomer Kitchen Dreamer’s Kitchen team is taking over our Pick-Up Dinner Pop-Ups. With recipes and women that hail from Africa and the Middle East, the combination in the kitchen and on the plate is delightful. 100% of the proceeds from sale of the meals goes directly to the women in our Facilitated Entrepreneurship Program funded by the IRCC.
We have two new Pick-Up Locations for your convenience and free delivery for orders over 5 meals:
West End Location: The Common Coffee Shop, 1071 College Street (just one block west of The Depanneur).
East End Location: Mustard Seed Ministries, 791 Queen Street East (Pick-up table outside in the courtyard and parking lot to the east of the building)
Thanks to our Pick-Up partners for their support!
Shorabit Adas شوربة عدس
There is a chill in the air, so we are going to welcome it, with this warm and nourishing soup in hand. This yellow lentil soup seasoned with cumin, onion, Aleppo red pepper, black pepper and garnished with fresh coriander and a slice of lemon, is probably the most popular soup in Syria. |V|
This West African dish is full of bold and harmonious flavors, with a unique sweet and subtle spicy taste. The rice is slow cooked in a rich vegetable, tomato and red pepper broth. It is a staple in every Nigerian celebration, and there is no party without Jollof Rice.
The chicken is marinated in a fresh mix of cilantro, green onions, and green pepper. This zesty green baked chicken pairs perfectly with the sweet and spiciness of the rice.
Plantain and Black Eyed Peas
The smell and sight of frying plantain is one of life’s simple pleasures. These little pockets of golden goodness are well known as Dodo in Nigeria. For this vegetarian option, the Jollof rice is studded with black eyed peas, and topped fried plantain.
The farmer’s market are bursting with ripe colorful produce. This rich, complex and slightly spicy dip showcases roasted red peppers with rich tomatoes, walnuts, pomegranate molasses and dried Aleppo red pepper. Originally from Aleppo this dip can now be found in countless variations throughout the Levant. Served with a selection of fresh vegetable crudite and pita chips.
This is a broad term for a range of sweets made from dates (“tamar” is date in Arabic). These nutrient dense balls combine dates with crushed biscuits and are rolled with shredded coconut, pistachio, and cocoa powder. A perfect finish.
| GF- gluten free | V – vegan | VG – vegetarian |
The Dreamers also have a few more Make Your Own Qatayef Kits left after a successful summer around Toronto’s farmers markets. Qatayef are delicious little pancakes stuffed with ricotta cheese and dipped in a pistachio topping and pomegranate jelly. A drizzle of orange blossom syrup adds a perfect touch of sweetness. Served at room temp they are an easy to make and impressive addition to a dessert or brunch table. Add one to your order as a perfect hostess gift at upcoming holiday gatherings, or fun activity with family or friends for a weekend treat. Included in the kit is the pancake mix, the Dreamer’s own delicious Pomegranate & Cherry Jelly, Orange Blossom Syrup, Pistachio & Rose Petal topping and an instruction card. (ricotta cheese not included). Serves 6-8. $20.00
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