Pita Packets

Pita Packets With Broccoli and Tofu

-+*Crispy, flaky Pita Packets with Broccoli and Tofu are a health nut’s dream. And a kid’s. And if you thought those two were incompatible, well, think again. It seems almost wrong that something made with leftovers should taste so good, but it does, oh it does. I had a ton of pita dough sitting in the refrigerator after making…

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Vegan Mujadara

One-Pot Mujadara with Leeks and Kale

-+*Mujadara, a Lebanese medley of onions, rice and lentils, is delicious proof that the simplest of recipes can sometimes be the most satisfying and flavorful. I came across a recipe for a one-pot version of this already easy-to-make dish in the New York Times while looking for dinner inspiration the other night. I was captivated….

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Pita Bread for Africa, and Inauguration Mania

-+*The end of last year was a busy one for me, which meant some of the blog commitments I wanted to fulfill had to take a backseat. One of them was a tag from Uma to bake bread to feed Africa. Well, not really: it’s just symbolic :). This is part of a “blog action”…

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Beets Infused with Garlic and Olive Oil

-+*Middle Eastern food never fails to amaze me with its vibrant flavors and simplicity and ease of preparation. Its popularity is obvious from the fact that foods like hummus, felafel, pita and tabbouleh have melded effortlessly into our food vocabulary today. I am lucky because one of my oldest and best friends, Margo, is an…

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Edamame Hummus

Edamame Hummus

-+*I am in India for the next three weeks, but before saying goodbye I wanted to leave you with one of my most favorite and versatile dishes: my three-soy hummus. I must admit I jumped the gun on this one when I posted my edamame pesto recipe. That recipe was actually inspired by this three-soy…

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Black Bean Hummus

Black Bean Hummus with Olives

-+*I’ve blogged before about my hummus recipe, made with the traditional chickpeas. But today I wanted to introduce you to a different version of hummus that’s just as delicious and extremely healthy: Black Bean Hummus with Olives.If you have visited this blog before, you know that I focus on foods that are healthy as well…

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Hummus

-+*This hummus recipe comes at the request of my wonderful friend, Rita. Hummus is one of those superfoods that makes it quite easy to eat vegan, eat healthy, and eat delicious, all at the same time. Combined with pita bread it makes a perfect protein, and the chickpeas (garbanzo beans) have loads of fiber, iron,…

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Vegan Baklava

-+*Although I’ve never had a particularly sweet tooth, there is one dessert that always makes me feel like I’ve died and gone to heaven. Baklava. This middle eastern treat combines so many luscious flavors and textures within a single bite. The crisp, flaky layers of perfectly baked filo pastry and the crunchy goodness of nuts,…

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