Hearty Curried Lentils

I took my family’s original Lebanese lentil recipe and gave it a little kick. The original recipe is quite tasty and certainly a hearty one, but these lentils were soaked and simmered in chicken broth, infused with Indian and Middle Eastern spices and garnished with cilantro. The key to keeping the overall texture creamy while…

Tower of Tofu: Indonesian Mediterranean Fusion

A marriage between Indonesian curry and Mid-Eastern spices with a lot of heat and a few layers to multiply over the  palate. Recipe Grind up some ground tumeric, ground cardamon, a sliver of ginger, 3 cloves of garlic, 1 red chili minced, some coriander, salt pepper and 3 parts EVOO to 1 part balsamic vinegar….

Spicy Hummus Wrap with Tszatziki

  I wanted to stretch the hummus recipe I had just made so I smeared about 2 tbsp onto a whole wheat wrap and folded in fresh watercress, two small roasted red peppers sliced and some lemon zest. On the side, I stirred up plain yogurt, a tiny pinch of minced garlic (fresh of course),…

Authentic Lebanese Hummus

  Another favorite staple of mine and it’s so healthy and fast to prepare. Recipe Just take a can of chick peas, dump it in a food processor removing most of the canned juices and leaving aside for later. Add the juice of 2 lemons, 1-1/2 tbsp of Tahini paste, 2 small-medium cloves of garlic,…

Peppery Smoked Turkey Salad

  Smoked Turkey topped with an Arugula, Watercress, Spinach and Goat Cheese Salad, topped with Mote pillo and drizzled with olive oil and walnuts.

Crazy Low-Fat Greek Waffle

  I love Van’s low-fat wheat-free waffles and I love Greek yogurt. Sometimes yogurt alone doesn’t fill me up in the mornings for long, so I did this little spin on Rachel Ray’s french toast cup recipe. Just toasted the waffle, dropped a dollop of Cabot’s Vanilla Greek yogurt, added 3 fresh strawberries, sliced, some…

Cool Weather Citrus Carrot And Avocado Salad

  TRULY Orgasmic! You won’t taste anything like it! This is a spin off from a Jamie Oliver at Home episode. Main ingredients: carrots, avocados, some fresh rosemary, limes, grapefruit and yogurt. Recipe Parboil some carrots until soft. Drain and roast in the oven at 350 Fahrenheit for about half an hour along with two…

Amazing Stuffed Eggplants With Pine Nuts Over Brown Rice

Eggplants aren’t for everyone but I’d be remiss in not including this stuffed eggplant recipe, as they represent a crucial ingredient in Mediterranean cooking. They are cooked in a variety of ways but mahshi (stuffed) is the most famous method of preparation.   Recipe Carefully peel one big eggplant. Quarter it by cutting it in…