Tag: Middle East

Labneh with Roasted Grapes

Labneh with Roasted Grapes

There is too much to do, not enough time, not enough hours, not enough arms, and what suffers is the food.  However, rather than reaching for the closest fast food item, I tend toward the opposite: less is more, and things like warm yogurt and […]

Sweet Potato & Quinoa Salad

Sweet Potato & Quinoa Salad

Isn’t it weird how a salad always tastes better when someone else makes it? Am I the only one who thinks that?  I mean, I can try and try again to make a salad as good as my favorite little bistro and it just doesn’t […]

Lebanese Kibbeh Turkey Burger

Lebanese Kibbeh Turkey Burger

Lebanese spiced turkey burger with tzatziki Summah-time, summah-time.  Burger time, it continues. This week has been hot hot hot, and smell of people weeknight grilling is spreading through the neighborhood and it makes me drool as I walk down the street.  Like, Pavlov’s dog.  Anyway, […]

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North African Potato Soup

North African Potato Soup

A few weeks ago when I went home, I bought some potatoes with the plan to make oven fries. The fries didn’t happen and since Mom somehow already had a plethora of potatoes (mo’ potatoes, mo’ problems), I carted them home across the cornfields back […]

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Spiced Roasted Vegetable Salad

Spiced Roasted Vegetable Salad

And it’s Tuesday and we’re back in it.  It was a long weekend of staying inside and as the weather jumped 25 degrees since Saturday, I have been more than happy to get out of the house. Let me tell you, it was a LOT […]

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Pumpkin Orange Tart

Pumpkin Orange Tart

Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.~ MLK. Paris. I’m not sure what I can say that hasn’t already been said, but like everyone else, my heart aches. It aches not only for […]

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Tabbouleh-Spiced Turkey Breast

Tabbouleh-Spiced Turkey Breast

Back in the days long ago when I was a lonely, poor grad student, I’d come home from school every day to watch 1 hour of 30-Minute Meals with Rachel Ray, because I was cool like that.  It was by watching all of her chop-and-drop […]

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Apricot and Almond Dressing

Apricot and Almond Dressing

Here’s the truth: stuffing, above all the Thanksgiving foods, is my FAVORITE.  I love it more than the bird, then the jellied cranberries, the mashed potatoes and those crazy crack-like crescent rolls.  Part of it is due to my love of anything and everything bread, […]

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Lebanese Spiced Squash with Roasted Fennel Salad

Lebanese Spiced Squash with Roasted Fennel Salad

Let’s talk sides. I’ve got two for you today. Thanksgiving sides are, IMO, more important than the bird itself.  I love the turkey, but it’s everything else that makes the meal and sets the table.  I’m sure you agree that the table would look pretty […]

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Warm-up:  Cardamom Spiced Baked Oatmeal

Warm-up: Cardamom Spiced Baked Oatmeal

It’s Thanksgiving time! You can hate me for jumping the gun but you know it’s true. Being solidly in November, it’s no longer sacrilege to start talking about what to eat on the big day. Christmas- stay away- it’s SO not time for you yet. […]

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