Tag: Mediterranean Cuisine

KOFTA KABOBS

I love that my ethnic heritage is of Middle Eastern roots. The food is about the best anywhere in the world! Spices, sweet and savory ingredients mixed together, lamb and seafood prepared in so many varied ways. Yep, I am thankful my palate was awakened as soon as I could […]

KOFTA

While competing on Food Network’s Guy’s Grocery Games, we were asked to prepare a meal that speaks of your family, something they typically like. Since I am from a Mediterranean heritage, (Syrian) lamb is always served when we have a family gathering. But, on GGG we have 30 minutes to […]

LEMON THYME DRESSING

Growing up in a Mediterranean home, we flavored things differently than everyone else I knew. When you’re a kid, for some reason, we are embarrassed to be different. Now, as an adult, I have discovered that the flavors I grew up with, are the best! Real stuff!! Salads, like most […]

CHOCOLATE DATE BALLS

Healthy desserts. Is there really such a thing? Yes!! Dates are deliciously sweet, nuts are wonderfully healthy, and a splash of chocolate is always good for whatever ails you. This Mediterranean style dessert has been around a very, long time, and will soon become your new favorite dessert to keep […]

MAC & CHEESE TURKEY ROLL

While soups and sandwiches make for traditional Thanksgiving leftovers, this Mac & Cheese Turkey Roll will fast replace the old tradition! Thanksgiving in a Bite, is what you are sure to say, as all the flavors of sage and onions, celery and roasted turkey are encased in a buttery crunchy […]

CHICKEN CACCIATORE

Sometimes our best dinner celebrations, are right in our own home! When an evening calls for a special occasion, I love to play “theatre”! Set the stage with ambiance, eye candy, and great food and wine. The evening can linger into the wee hours of the morning, which makes the […]

OLIVE BREAD

  Bread is a staple of life. But, what would we call it if we were to add an array of ingredients to our bread dough? A FEAST! I am delighted to share with you, one of my favorite things to eat. Olive Bread. Add a few bottles of wine, artisan […]

ZA’ATAR SPICE

  Spices are often the ingredient that gives everyday food items a distinct character. For instance, when we think of pumpkin pie, we think of a flavor very distinct to the pumpkin pie, a flavor we have come to know and love. But the flavor is not pumpkin at all. […]

SESAME CUSTARD PIE

Who dreams about recipes? Hah! Maybe only kooky artists like me. Well, last night I envisioned a delicious custard pie, flavored with tahini, which of course is simply a sesame seed paste. So… why not put sesame seed flour in the crust too? I grew up eating a dessert called […]