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Lebanese Sugar cookies (Ghraybeh)

September 28, 2009 by Jackie K  
Filed under Baking, Dessert, Featured, Middle Eastern

  Recipe: Lebanese Sugar cookies (Ghraybeh غريبة) Summary: very tasty, soft, and can be store in the freezer for 3 months. Add finely chopped almonds or pistachios to  get the best cookies ever. Ingredients 2 cups fluor 1 cup powdered sugar 1 cup Crisco 1 tablespoon flower water (0ptional) blanched silvered almonds Instructions Preheat oven [...]

Greek Spinach Pie (spanakopita)

September 18, 2009 by Jackie K  
Filed under Featured, Greek Food

Recipe: Greek Spinach Pie Summary: This pie can be made in advance. Bake it when you are ready to serve it. Ingredients 1 lb. Phyllo dough ½ cup butter softened 4 medium size onions, coarsely chopped ½ cup vegetable oil 1 package frozen chopped spinach 8 oz. small curd Cottage cheese ½ lb. Greek feta [...]

Golden potatoes

September 1, 2009 by Jackie K  
Filed under Featured, Middle Eastern, Side Dish, Vegetarian

Recipe: Golden potatoes recipe   Summary: serve with steak or chicken as a side dish Ingredients 6 potatoes, medium size 1 cup vegetable oil and ½ cup butter 2 tablespoons parsley, chopped finely 2 teaspoons paprika salt and pepper to taste Instructions Peel the potatoes and boil in water until half cooked. Preheat the oven [...]


August 27, 2009 by Jackie K  
Filed under Featured, Main Dish, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian

FOOL MUDAMAS/FAVA BEANS (فول مدمس) Summary: This is very popular dish served for breakfast, but you can have it also for lunch. Also spelled many other ways such  foul muddamas or fool mudames. Ingredients 1 ( 20 oz) can fava beans reserved ½ of the water ½ can chick peas ½ cup water 2 cloves garlic, [...]

Tabouli Salad

(Tabbouleh also tabouleh or tabouli) is an Arab salad dish often used as part of a mezze (appetizer). Its primary ingredients are finely chopped parsley, bulgur, (sometimes use mint), tomato, scallion, and other herbs with lemon juice, olive oil and various seasonings, generally including black pepper and (sometimes cinnamon and allspice).

Fattoush Salad فتوش

August 4, 2009 by admin  
Filed under Appetizer, Featured, Middle Eastern, Salads, Vegetarian

Fattoush Salad فتوش   Summary: Fattoush Salad (Arabic: فتوش, also fattush) is a Levantine salad made from toasted or fried pieces of pita bread (khubz ‘arabi) combined with mixed greens and other vegetables.[1] Fattoush belongs to the family of dishes known as fattat (plural) or fatta, which are made in the Levant by Arab cooks [...]

The secret to an easy Hummus Recipe

August 1, 2009 by admin  
Filed under Featured, Middle Eastern

Hummus Recipe Summary: Hummus is a dip/spread that is made from chickpeas. In fact, hummus is the Arabic word for chickpea. You may notice that many hummus recipes call for garbanzo beans, not chickpeas. Don’t worry, garbanzo is the Spanish translation of chickpea. They are called cece beans in Italy. Hummus is one of the [...]