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Cookalongs for Workplace Colleagues

Twice in the past week we've been asked if we could do Cookalongs for groups of people from a particular workplace or organisation. The simple answer is 'You Betcha!'. We've come up with an idea for a Palestinian Cookalong as an example but of course we can work with you to come up with a Cookalong which meets your objectives. Italian, Mexican, Fakeaway - we can work with your theme

Our Palestinian Cookalong for Workplace Colleagues is designed to fit into a long lunch hour (1 hr to 1hr 15 mins). So if you used to pop to the pub on the last Friday of every month then you could try this. For an evening event where time is not so pressing, we could add extra dishes such as a dessert and some fun activities (kitchen scavenger hunt, Cocktail challenge for example).

If you really want to push the boat out how about 'Dinner and A Show' where you all enjoy the fruits of your labours with some live (well... zoom-live) music 🎵

Here's a very basic Menu/ingredients list/equipment list for our example cookalong. Participants would of course get the It's From Scratch Prep document containing wine/beer recommendations and a suggested playlist to get in the mood while they gather all they need for the session. Email if you'd like to discuss what we could do for your workplace or party.

Palestinian Cookalong for Workplace Colleagues

Chicken/Halloumi Shawarma with Gazan Salad and Quick FlatBreads

1 hr to 1hr 15 mins

Ingredients - We've gone for recipes where the ingredients are all readily available even in small supermarkets and we can also recommend alternatives.

100 g self-raising flour , plus extra for dusting 1 cucumber

800g skinless chicken thigh fillets or 1 block of Halloumi for vegetarian option

4 tablespoons of Greek Yoghurt

4 medium tomatoes1 lemon

Unsalted Butter to Serve

1 ripe avocado 1-2 Green Chillies (optional)

¼ teaspoon ground turmeric 1 lemon

½ teaspoon ground allspice 2 garlic cloves

½ teaspoon ground cumin 6 tablespoons of olive oil 3 tablespoons of finely chopped dill (optional)

Sea salt and black pepper


Large Bowl

Frying pan

Tongs or spatula



Chopping board



Rolling pin (optional)


Wooden spoon

Garlic Press (optional)|

Access to oven and 1 burner on a hob

Heatproof dish/small roasting dish

Plate/bowl for salad

All recipes from Zaitoun by Yasmin Kahn

Participants could add some Matfoul (giant couscous) if you like to make a larger meal

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