Fatayir Spinach Hack Pie {بيتزا السبانخ بالجبن}

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If you’ve dined Lebanese then you known  laying  a simple feast is not our strength. I like to describe our prep style like this: plan a menu add a few more items, and when in doubt add a few more. Our mezza  (sides) are assorted and made in the perfect single serving size so you can enjoy one or a few. It is very impressive and makes for a very enjoyable dinning experience.

The only issue is .. Continue reading “Fatayir Spinach Hack Pie {بيتزا السبانخ بالجبن}”

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Egg and Potato Mash {بطاطا و بيض}

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Some days call for simple and quick lunches. For the most part we like to keep those lunches balanced and nutritious. Egg and potato mash is just that. It’s a quick meal that is filling and nutritious with little prep or cleanup, and most importantly it is kid approved! We like to serve it with a fresh tomato cucumber salad or wrapped in pita bread.

Prep Time: 10 minutes
cook time: 15 minutes
serves: 3

INGREDIENTS 

4 large hard boiled eggs
2 medium boiled potatoes
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon seven spice
2 tablespoon olive oil
green onion for garnish (optional)

DIRECTIONS

  1. Boil potatoes by washing, peeling and cubing potatoes. Place potatoes in a pot with salted water; bring to steady boil until cooked through- drain.
  2. Boil eggs in a separate pot by placing eggs in pot immersed with water; bring to boil, turn off heat source and cover for 10 minutes. Remove from hot water and cover with cold water to stop the cooking process- peel eggs.
  3. Transfer potatoes to casserole, drizzle with olive oil and mash until smooth.
    Tip: depending on the dryness of potato you might need to add more olive oil.
  4. Add eggs, spices and salt to potatoes and coarsely mash.
  5. sprinkle with a dash of cinnamon and drizzle with olive oil.
  6. Serves warm or cold with assorted vegetables or wrapped in pita bread.

 

Pasta with Yogurt {معكرونة باللبن}

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Nothing beats a simple lunch on a lazy hot summer day! This iconic duo has been on our summer lunch menu for as long as we can remember. While pasta is not native Continue reading “Pasta with Yogurt {معكرونة باللبن}”

Sayadiye {الصيادية}

Want to cook a platter to impress? Working on increasing your fish intake? Want to whip up a quick and healthy family meal in no time? Sayadiye (Rice & Fish platter) is your answer! It has such minimal ingredients, yet turns out a pretty, healthy and delicious dish for the whole family to enjoy – Continue reading “Sayadiye {الصيادية}”

kibbe with yogurt {كبة باللبن}

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If there ever was a comfort food that was perfectly balanced, healthy and delicious – would you want the recipe? Today we’re bringing you this kibbe with yogurt recipe that fits the bill! This dish is the perfect balance of tart and savoury that combines Continue reading “kibbe with yogurt {كبة باللبن}”

Lebanese Chicken broth {مرق الدجاج}

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Chicken broth is an essential component to many Lebanese dishes.  Making it at home will result in a flavorful hearty broth full of vitamins and minerals and free of additives or excess salt.  Continue reading “Lebanese Chicken broth {مرق الدجاج}”

Lebanese Rice and Chicken { تطبيقة الأرز بالدجاج}

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Chicken and rice is a family favorite. Every culture has some version of a chicken and rice dish, and here is the Lebanese one. We decided to publish this recipe in time for Ramadan when platters such as these are essential, especially when having larger gatherings! This recipe is simple, nutritious, delicious and looks quite impressive on any dinner or iftar spread…so it is sure to impress your guests! Continue reading “Lebanese Rice and Chicken { تطبيقة الأرز بالدجاج}”

Chicken Loaf

 

Although this recipe is not truly ‘Lebanese’ per se – it is a family recipe we have decided to share with you all!  Just like the name suggests, this is a chicken loaf (a play on meat loaf). It involves ground chicken, molded, stuffed and cooked…and my mouth waters every time I think about it. You won’t regret making this recipe Continue reading “Chicken Loaf”

Falafel {فلافل}

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Falafel is a traditional Middle Eastern food that has grown to become a popular street and fast food all over the world. A quick online search of falafel will yield an array of recipes that range from mainly fava beans (ta’amiya) to mainly chickpeas as the top ingredient. The difference is primarily Continue reading “Falafel {فلافل}”