Mother’s Day Brunch with simple Middle Eastern Inspiration will have you celebrating your beloved mom in the easiest, most delicious way possible! So, there will be less time in the kitchen and more quality time telling her how much you appreciate h er!
Mother’s Day is such a fun holiday for me! Ever since I was a kid, I always went out of my way to make my mom something really great….whether it was a craft, a meal or an experience. Since she always went out of her way for me every other day of the year, I mean, I guess it’s the least I can do!
As I got older, I can say I definitely appreciate her more and more. That selfless, kind, doer, maker of all things possible, listener, helper, best friend, and of course the list is endless….all might I add without a single complaint…ever! Oh if only I could have a fraction of her greatness!
But it doesn’t stop there! Nadia’s mom embodies that same amazement…as does Nadia, who is now about to be a mom of three! Constantly juggling her husband and 2 kids, while pregnant might I add, and working endlessly on our beloved Sweet Pillar Food.
So, in honor of our spectacular moms, we wanted a menu that could be whipped up in a hurry but still be great tasting with lovely presentation. We decided to make Cauliflower Tabbouleh, Manaeesh (Middle Eastern flatbread with cheese and nigella seeds and zaatar and olive oil), Creme Brulee French Toast, Mamounieh (a sweet semolina pudding with cinnamon and pine nuts), and a Pumpkin seed & Honey Cheese Ball.
This easy to make cheese ball with pumpkin seeds and honey can be made with an endless variety of toppings! It's great for parties and looks beautiful!
- 16 ounces cream cheese, cold
- 3 tablespoons honey, pourable
- 1/2 cup pumpkin seeds
Take cold cream cheese, with clean, lightly wet hands, mold the cheese into a ball.
Roll the cheese ball into the pumpkin seeds until it's covered. Use your hand to fill in the gaps with remained seeds.
Place the ball onto a serving plate and sprinkle any remaining seeds onto the plate then pour honey all over the ball and drizzle around the plate and serve!
In our photo, our cheese ball was actually more like a dome. You take a small bowl and wet it slightly, sprinkle in the seeds, then press the cream cheese into the bowl tightly until the bottom is flat and even. Then take a serving plate and place it on top of the bowl and flip it over in a quick motion. Then press additional seeds around the sides and edges and top with honey!