Tag Archive for pickles

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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Spinach Pies [Vegan; GFO]

Spinach Pies: a taste of Palestine, aromas from the homeland. As a child, the moment I would step out of the school bus, I was able to smell my mom’s fatayr bi sabanikh. The mouthwatering aroma of the spinach pies would envelope me as I ran up the stairs of our building and into our home. I used to love…

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Creamy Mushroom Stew [GF; VO]

Creamy mushroom stew with a nutty kick and basil filled aroma. The perfect 30-min meal for any winter night.   When I found out my daughters were lactose intolerant, I wanted to create creamy meals that suited all members of my family. This delicious dish is quick and easy to make! Without meat, it takes a short 30 minutes to…

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Palestinian Moussaka Beitinjaan (Eggplant & Tomato Layered Dish) [GF; VO]

A creamy eggplant dish paired with the rich flavorful combo of tomatoes and spices.   My children love vegetables, some more than others. Eggplant is a loved vegetable in my family because it’s versatile. There are many traditional Middle Eastern dishes that use eggplant as the main ingredient. Moussaka is well known all over the Middle East and made differently…

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Spinach Stew (GF; VO)

One of the world’s healthiest foods in a delicious stew. Popeye would approve! You don’t often hear of children loving their green vegetables, and especially not spinach. When I first became a mother, friends told me stories of how they made sure they had their children watch shows like Popeye to show their kids how important it was to eat…

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Rice

Rice is a staple in all Middle Eastern households. It can be eaten with almost any Middle Eastern dish, especially stews. Making plain rice is very easy, but it’s the spices and the way you make it that makes all the difference. It can also be topped with all kinds of vegetables. Sahtein! Enjoy!   Topped with green olives and Mediterranean…

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