In Partnership with LG Dishwashers featuring TrueSteam®
Throughout this holiday season we are sharing stories of Small Gatherings, Big Moments that would not be possible without an LG QuadWash™ Dishwasher with TrueSteam® because sparkling clean plates are the anchor of any beautifully set table.
Today we are thrilled to introduce you to the sauce boss, Hawa Hassan and share her Small Gathering, Big Celebration. And a celebration indeed — as Hawa just released her very first cookbook, In Bibi’s Kitchen, which features recipes from grandmothers from the 8 African countries that touch the Indian Ocean.
She is celebrating the moment by gathering around a beautifully set table with her brother and sister. Of course, none of this (the book or the brunch!) would be possible without her LG QuadWash™ Dishwasher with TrueSteam® — her partner in the kitchen for stylish entertaining, cooking, and spotless cleanup.
Here a few tips from Hawa about how she preps when having guests over!
We have been preaching this for years and Hawa agrees, “pick out all of your serving platters, bowls, and utensils in advance. I pre-set the table with clean dishes straight out of my LG QuadWash™ Dishwasher with TrueSteam®, so I’m not stressed when guests are arriving.” Not to mention when guests see a set table they feel taken care of.
It might seem counterintuitive but Hawa insists to do a load of dishes before your guests even arrive! “To make my small, but mighty kitchen work for me, having sparkling clean dishes in between prep and entertaining is a life-saver (thanks to LG QuadWash™ Dishwasher with TrueSteam®’s speedy Express Cycle feature!).”
You might remember this same tip from Mike Solomonov and Hawa couldn’t agree more, “Always make recipes you know well and can make ahead of time. Your guests will love whatever you make, what they really want is to spend time with you!”
With that we also wanted to provide a fun little recipe from Hawa, in partnership with LG Dishwashers, to encourage everyone to gather and celebrate this upcoming holiday season.
Hawa Hassan’s Bariis in partnership with LG Dishwashers with TrueSteam®
Bariis is a rice pilaf that Somalis often serve with cooked meat like Somali Beef Stew or stewed chicken. The mix of savory and sweet, more specifically the combination of cooked onions, warm spices, and sweet raisins, is very typical of Somali food. Bariis even makes for a wonderful breakfast with a fried or soft-boiled egg on top!
The Ingredients (serves 4):
Enjoy bariis at your own Small Gathering, Big Celebration!