Category Archives: Middle Eastern

New! Chicken and chickpea tagine. 12/15/20

Chicken and chickpea tagine is a recipe that I found on NYtimes Cooking site. If you have a subscription you can find it here. We, of course, made some changes to lower fat and sugar and to pare down several … Continue reading

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Middle Eastern vegan dinner. 11/4/20

We are still watching the returns drip in from the U.S. election. There is no clear winner yet although Biden looks more promising (in a lot of ways) than Trump. It is important that every vote be counted so it … Continue reading

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LFD – Dal soup, hummus, and pita. 10/17/20

Leftovers For Dinner are on the menu tonight. I am taking the Afghani dal from Tuesday and adding some additional stock along with spinach and tomatoes and making a red lentil soup. With the soup we are having hummus with pita and … Continue reading

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Middle Eastern Delight (vegan). 9/26/20

Although the parsley-forward Lebanese tabbouleh is quite a lot of work, the hummus, salad mix, olives, and pepperoncini are all ready-made. I got my recipe from NY Times Cooking which is behind a paywall but it easy to find other … Continue reading

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Chicken and shallots in a mustard jus. 9/22/20

We tried to do something new with the thighs and drumsticks from a Costco rotisserie chicken. If you have not bought a Costco chicken, it is twice the chicken for half the price of a grocery store rotisserie chicken. (And … Continue reading

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Cool Mediterranean plate for hot nights. 8/12/20

Our Mediterranean dinner tonight was a combination of store bought and homemade components. I made the tabbouleh but just assembled the rest. This is a Lebanese style tabbouleh with the emphasis on parsley rather than the bulgur. Using a food … Continue reading

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Hummus, tabbouleh, and golden beets. 6/27/20

To finish off our vegetarian/vegan week I made a great dinner for a hot night, hummus with tabbouleh and golden beets.  I bought prepared hummus, roasted the golden beets in the morning, and made a Lebanese tabbouleh which is heavy … Continue reading

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⚓️ Fishawarma. 12/7/19

Fishawarma, see what I did there? I made a portmanteau out of fish and shawarma! This recipe originally started out as chicken shawarma but I figured it would work just as well with fish so I bought a package of … Continue reading

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🥬 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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