Cabbage rolls with tomato on a platter

Cabbage Rolls in Tomato Broth

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Lebanese Vegetarian and Vegan Recipes

Read More → Avocado hummus with olive oil and sumac in a round dish

Avocado Hummus

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Lebanese Village Salad

Read More → Pickling cucumbers in a gratin dish on the counter

Tips for choosing and storing most-used produce

Read More → Lebanese eggplant on a blue platter with tahini sauce

Garlic Tahini Eggplant

Read More → Purple eggplant in a footed dish on a marble countertop, Maureen Abood

How to Choose an Eggplant

Read More → Bowl of lentil tomato soup on the counter

Lentil Bulgur Soup with Mint Olive Oil

Read More → Aspargus pickles in weck jars

Asparagus Pickles with Grape Leaves

Read More → 7 layer dip Mediterranean style in a pie plate

Mediterranean 7 Layer Dip

Read More → Roasted cauliflower on a sheet pan with foil

Roasted Cauliflower Shawarma

Read More → Olive Oil Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese buttercream in a pan

Olive Oil Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Read More → Caprese salad on a blue platter

Caprese Salad with Pomegranate and Mint

Read More → Roasted New Potatoes in a blue striped bowl on the counter

Roasted New Potatoes with Mint

Read More → Basil oil in three plates on the counter

Basil Dipping Oil

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Crunchy Cucumber Salad

Read More → Sauteed squash cores in a little bowl

Koosa Core Saute

Read More → Quinoa Protein Salad in a Deruta serving dish

Quinoa Protein Salad

Read More → Koosa squash cooked in yogurt

Koosa in Yogurt Sauce

Read More → Avocado tahini dip with sesame seeds and crudite

Avocado Tahini Dip

Read More → Broccolini with Pine Nut Sauce and Sumac

Broccolini with Pine Nut Sauce

Read More → Hummus with olives, pine nuts, and crostini

Hummus with Olives, Pine Nuts and Olive Oil Crostini

Read More → Za'atar roasted carrots with labneh on a blue floral platter

Za’atar Roasted Carrots

Read More → Red beet hummus with beets and sesame seeds in a bowl

Red Beet Hummus

Read More → Arugula mujadara platter

Arugula, Avocado and Mujadara Platter

Read More → White beans with za'atar roasted tomatoes and olive oil, in a vintage blue pasta bowl

White Beans with Za’atar Roasted Tomatoes and Olive Oil

Read More → Bread and Butter Sweet Pickle Chicops

Bread and Butter Sweet Pickle Chips

Read More → Labneh Green Goddess with crudite platter

Labneh Green Goddess

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Vegetarian Stuffed Koosa

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Pasta with Labneh and Peas

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Fresh Mint Hummus

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Shakshuka with Avocado, Labneh, and Za’atar

Read More → Hummus topped with spicy sauteed red peppers

Hummus topped with Spicy Sauteed Red Pepper

Read More → Cranberry sauce with rose water,

Cranberry Sauce with Rose Water & Pistachios

Read More → Roasted brussels sprouts with red onion, toasted hazelnuts, and mulberry syrup,

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Toasted Hazelnuts

Read More → Lebanese rice with pine nuts and mushrooms in a blue bowl

Mom’s Special Lebanese Rice

Read More → Lebanese eggplant boats in tomato sauce topped with cheese and pine nuts, in a white casserole, Maureen Abood

Lebanese Eggplant Boats, another Sheik al Mehsheh

Read More → Tomato kibbeh on a blue and white platter with mint and olive oil, Maureen Abood

Tomato Kibbeh

Read More → Za'atar roasted tomatos with labneh on crostini, displayed on a cutting board, Maureen Abood

Za’atar Roasted Tomato Crostini with Labneh

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Lebanese Summer Salads

Read More → Tomato salsa topped with fresh mint in a bowl, surrounded by pita bread on a platter

Spicy Lebanese Salsa

Read More → Satueed spinach with pine nuts,

Sauteed Spinach with Toasted Pine Nuts

Read More → Malfouf salad,

Lebanese Cabbage Slaw, Malfouf Salad

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Lebanese Fattoush Salad

Read More → Smooth hummus in the food processor, Maureen Abood

Your Guide to the Best Smooth Hummus You Can Make or Eat.

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Koosa Fatayar (a.k.a.: savory zucchini pies)

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Chickpea and Feta Picnic Salad

Read More → Brussels Sprouts with Dates and Walnuts,

Brussels Sprouts with Dates and Walnuts. And a full report.

Read More → Mashed Potatoes with Olive Oil, Maureen

Irish Mashed Potatoes. In the Lebanese Way.

Read More → Vegetable soup Lebanese style in a bowl

Lebanese Vegetable Soup with Chickpeas and Kale

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Sumac Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Read More → Fresh Herb Falafel Wrap, Maureen Abood

Fresh Herb Falafel Pita Wrap

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Lebanese Panzanella Salad

Read More → Lebanese Fattah

Lebanese Fattah: Chickpeas, pita chips, and labneh with garnishes

Read More → Toasted Bulgur Pilaf with Zucchini,

Toasted Bulgur Pilaf with Zucchini. Never too much.

Read More → Cucumber bites with Labneh and Olives,

Cucumber Bites with Labneh and Olives

Read More → Salted Tahini Avocado Toast on a blue floral plate with blue linen napkin.

Salted Tahini Avocado Toast

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Sitto’s Spanakopita Recipe

Read More → Avocado Tomato Salad with Feta,

Tomato Cucumber Salad with Avocado and Feta

Read More → Basil Zucchini soup in a blue and white bowl

Basil Zucchini Soup

Read More → Quinoia tabbouleh with mint, onion, tomato, and parsley on a white platter,

Quinoa Tabbouleh Recipe

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Crustless Spinach and Feta Quiche with Sumac Recipe. Say yes to the dress.

Read More → Za'atar Potatoes,

Za’atar Roasted Potato Wedges Recipe. And always on my mind.

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Arugula with Sugared Cranberries & Pancetta. And let’s talk cookbooks.

Read More → Cucumber Tomato Salad, Maureen

Lebanese Cucumber & Tomato Salad with Mint

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Summer veggie pita wraps, and a Lebanese feast in Harbor Springs

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Pia’s Eggplant Parmigiana

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Za’atar Kale Chips, and a family story

Read More → Square dish with barley picnic salad and a big spoon, in Mom's hands

Barley Picnic Salad, and 4th of July in Harbor Springs

Read More → Vegetarian Grapeleaves,

Vegetarian Grape Leaves (gluten-free and vegan too…)

Read More → Grape leaves on the vine

How to identify, clean, and store fresh grape leaves

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Pasta with Morels, Garlic & Cream

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White Asparagus with Pistachio Oil & Lemon

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French Lentils with Dijon

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Roasted Butternut Squash with Tahini and Pine Nuts

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How to make your own pumpkin puree

Read More → Muhammara, roasted red bell pepper dip with pita bread

Roasted red pepper-walnut dip, Muhammara

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Technique: How to Slice, Roast, and Peel a Red Pepper

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Ingredient: Red Bell Peppers

Read More → Za'atar roasted tomatos with labneh on crostini, displayed on a cutting board, Maureen Abood

Za’atar Roasted Tomato Crostini with Labne, and a Bluff view

Read More → Roasted cherry tomato halves on a parchment lined sheet pan, Maureen Abood

Technique: How to slow roast tomatoes

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Favorite Things: The Tomato Knife

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Quick Mixed Pickles

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Ingredient: Produce, the mother lode

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Whitefish dinner: Green beans, corn and good bread

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Whitefish dinner: New potatoes with dill

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Coosa and eggs, breakfast (or dinner) of champions

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Ingredient: Little coosa, little summer squash

Read More → Cabbage Rolls,

Garlicky Cabbage Rolls, some little gems.

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Technique: How to blanch cabbage for rolls

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Ingredient: Cabbage

Read More → Radish and Arugula Salad,

Radish & arugula salad. Here let us feast.

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Ingredient: Radishes

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Lebanese Potato Salad

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Technique: How to cook potatoes perfectly for salad

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Ingredient: Potatoes

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Rhubarb Rosewater Syrup

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Ingredient: Rhubarb

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Lebanese Grape Leaf Rolls, a taste of Dier Mimas

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Technique: How to roll grape leaves

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Ingredient: Grape Leaves

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Fattoush salad, and poetry, in motion

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Technique: How to make a simple vinaigrette

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Favorite Things: A little whisk

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Technique: How to peel and prep a clove of garlic

Read More → Lebanese spinach pies on a blue floral plate, Maureen Abood

Lebanese Spinach Pies, or fatayar, or whatever

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Ingredient: Spinach

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Garlicky Lebanese Lentil Soup with Swiss Chard and Lemon; dressed up Rushta

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Technique: How to prepare Swiss Chard

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Ingredient: Swiss Chard

Read More → Soft scrambled eggs with asparagus,

Soft-scrambled eggs with asparagus; let the Lenten fast begin

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Technique: How to dice an onion

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Leeks in Olive Oil, and scenes from the farm market

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Technique: How to clean leeks

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Ingredient: Leeks

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Lebanese Olive Salad, and Our Town

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Technique: How to pit an olive

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Ingredient: Olives

Read More → Fried cauliflower with tahini sauce

Fried Cauliflower, and this time last year

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Ingredient: Cauliflower

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Lebanese Green Bean Stew (yahneh or lubieh)

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Lebanese Tomato Salad. Let juice run down your chin.

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Ingredient: Tomatoes

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Sheik al Mehsheh: How eggplant healed a heart, and always welcomes us home

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Technique: How to prepare eggplant for Sheik al Mehshee

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Ingredient: Eggplant

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Tabbouleh makes me shake-shake my bootie

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Why three times? How to prep parsley for tabbouleh.

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Pickled Turnips, and an introduction to Aunt Hilda

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Stuffed Koosa. Are you a Koosa?

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Technique: How to core coosa, or summer squash

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Ingredient: Summer Squash, or Coosa

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Yogurt Cucumber Salad with Mint

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Ingredient: Mint, or Na’na

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