Category Archives: Middle Eastern

🥬 Moroccan chickpea stew. 11/7/19

Moroccan chickpea stew was a new recipe for us. It had mixed reviews. Instead of using dried apricots I substituted an apple and that substitution made the whole dish way too sweet for me. Our daughter agreed but John liked … Continue reading

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Chicken shawarma? 10/11/19

I got this recipe for oven roasted chicken shawarma from the NYTimes Cooking site. If you have a subscription you can look it up. The chicken is marinated for an hour or so in olive oil, garlic, salt, pepper, cumin, paprika, … Continue reading

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Great tabbouleh and more! 8/14/19

I get a lot of accolades from the family when I make this parsley-forward tabbouleh based on a recipe for a Lebanese Tabbouleh from NYTimes Cooking. For tonight’s version, here is the recipe: Lemony Parsley Tabbouleh 1/2 cup bulgur wheat … Continue reading

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Chickpea and juniper berry pâté. 5/17/19

We enjoyed the chunky chickpea spread that we had a few nights ago so much that I thought I would try more of a pâté with different flavors. This time I used my stick blender to make it smoother and … Continue reading

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Ides of March vegan fare. 3/15/19

Our daughter suggested I should carry on our silly themes by making an Ides of March Caesar salad and stick a knife in it. Pretty literal, I would say. I should have thought of these obscure not-quite-holidays when I was … Continue reading

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Vegetarian dinner in two acts. 9/27/18

Tonight’s dinner, sort of fattoush and dal, I serve in two courses because John does the dishes and I want to cut down on his work. This way instead of four bowls we only need two. He says he likes … Continue reading

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The pasta dinner that wasn’t. 9/19/18

John goes into the office today which always means a larger lunch than usual. I go out to lunch with my daughter which also means a larger lunch than usual. These two events have an impact on dinner tonight. After … Continue reading

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