Sides

Quinoa Salad [GF; V]

A flavorful family side dish favorite!   One of my daughters introduced me to quinoa. I started creating different dishes with quinoa because my daughter is gluten intolerant and vegetarian. One of these dishes is Quinoa Salad. The texture, the multi-colors, and the dressing all create an extraordinary meal. Perfect for family gatherings. Sahtein! Enjoy!      

Pickled Persian Cucumbers

Persian Cucumbers: the king of pickles In Palestine, it is very traditional to have pickles with food. Women learn to make all kinds of pickles for their family. There are many types of delicious picked vegetables! Persian cucumbers, cauliflowers, turnips, carrots, and cabbage are a few of my favorites. I learned how to make pickles from my mother. Each one…

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Bayd wa Bandoura – Shakshuka

A deliciously spicy tomato and egg dish to start off your morning! I can never forget the first time I had Bayd wa Bandoura! I was around 11 years old and I was visiting my grandparents in Palestine. My dearest uncle wanted to make me a special breakfast dish. He called it, “Shakshuka”. The name made me laugh. As a young child,…

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Homestyle Potatoes – M’faraket Batata [GF; VO]

A simple and filling breakfast or side dish for any potato lover! I was raised in the Middle East. Overseas, we used to eat together as a family three times during the day: breakfast, lunch, and dinner. If one of my family members missed breakfast, then he/she would not miss lunch or dinner. Family time was very important, and it’s…

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