Salads, Sandwiches

Lebanese Lamb Kufta Kebabs and Tabbouleh Salad

I grew up with a Lebanese Mother who loved to cook.  Her Lebanese feast ranks #1 on my "If I was stranded on a deserted island with one meal, what meal would it be?" list. So, with that in mind, go grab plenty of parsley and lamb and let's get crackin' on a few key… Continue reading Lebanese Lamb Kufta Kebabs and Tabbouleh Salad

Appetizers, Vegetarian Recipes

Classic Hummus

  Don't buy it.  Make it yourself.  More fun and flavor are to be had! If you normally read something like the above in a food blog or publication and think to yourself,  "sure, I should do that," ... but then, upon further and deeper thought, you say to yourself (honestly) ... "Even though that… Continue reading Classic Hummus

Main Course Recipes

Lebanese Meat Stuffed Grape Leaves

  Grandma never measured anything out.  Mom learned from Grandma. The best family recipes aren't documented.  There's no written recipe to reference when daring to recreate those most nostalgic childhood meals.  A little bit of this, a little bit of that...and somehow it always turned out perfect.  As is the case with my mom's stuffed… Continue reading Lebanese Meat Stuffed Grape Leaves

Pasta Recipes, Salads, Vegetarian Recipes

Tabbouleh Pasta Salad

  When Autumn arrives, I find myself eating chili, soup, or a rich pasta sauce.  Maybe something slow cooked or braised in my oven.  All  perfect to eat in the fall ... all foods we love.  With that said, I was in need of a slight flavor change this week.  Something fresh, and light. I… Continue reading Tabbouleh Pasta Salad