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Posts Published in ‘ middle eastern ’

Parveneh’s Persian Walnut Cookies Recipe

August 10, 2016 | by Annie | sweets

These cookies are nutty, airy (almost merangine-like) and lightly salted. The cardamon gives these cookies an exotic aroma and taste.

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Jimmy’s Persian-Inspired Sandwich Recipe

| by Annie | appetizers, main dishes

The influences of the Mediterranean and Middle East are apparent in this flavor-filled sandwich made with hummus, cucumber, mint, cilantro and feta cheese.

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Pomegranate Soup Recipe

July 6, 2016 | by Annie | soups

Pomegranate Soup is hearty and robust. This is a soup that will truly comfort on a cold day.

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Lamb Tagine with Prunes and Almonds Recipe

June 23, 2016 | by Lisa | main dishes

Tagines are North African signature slow cooked stews known for their blend of warm and sweet flavors. They get their name from the distinctive clay pots in which they are traditionally braised at low temperatures. This recipe is cooked in a 5 quart heavy pot instead of a tagine pot.

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Jalapeno Hummus Recipe

June 10, 2016 | by Annie | appetizers, dressings, gravies, sauces, spreads

Hummus is a delicious appetizer or sandwich spread. This recipe has jalapenos for a little kick and lemon for a refreshing flavor. Roasted pine nuts are added for additional crunch.

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Easy Homemade Tahini Recipe

| by Annie | dressings, gravies, sauces, spreads

Tahini is very to make, requires only a couple ingredients and is a great addition to many foods.

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Grilled Lamb Loin Chops with Garlic and Herbs Recipe

May 27, 2016 | by Annie | main dishes

Lamb loin chops are the most tender chops on the lamb and are, therefore, more expensive. However, they are well worth the extra expense. Lamb loin chops resemble little t-bones. They are best cut thick and grilled or broiled to medium-rare or medium doneness.

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Armenian Tahini Bread Recipe

| by Annie | vegetables, sides, bread

I have grown to appreciate tahini over the past couple of years. I love it in hummus and sauces, and I also have a pretty great tahini cookie recipe. So imagine my delight, while working on an Armenian menu for my book club post on The Sandcastle Girls, when I came upon tahini bread. I couldn’t wait to bake a batch of the tahini-filled sweet yeast breads flavored with cinnamon and topped with toasted sesame seeds. Delicious!

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Armenian Mamoul Recipe

| by Annie | sweets

Armenian baked goods are quite a treat and these cookies, called mamoul, are no exception. The egg-shaped mamoul is stuffed with a nut filling, baked to a light golden brown and dusted with powdered sugar after baking. These cookies simply melt in your mouth.

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Creamy Kanafeh Dessert Recipe

| by Annie | sweets

Kanafeh is a creamy, rich Middle Eastern dessert made with shredded phyllo and two cheeses. A sweet syrup of orange blossom water, lemon juice and a pinch of saffron is poured over the warm kanafeh, followed by a sprinkling of pistachios. Take my word, this is one special dessert!

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Traditional Mansaf Recipe

| by Annie | main dishes

Mansaf is the national dish of Jordan and I can understand why. This Bedouin dish is fantastic and is a compliation of several recipes plus my own tweaks. Mansaf is served on a large serving platter over khubz (Arabic flatbread) and rice. It is meant to be eaten communally, as part of a social event. Guests gather around the table and enjoy mansaf, eaten with the finger tips of the right hand.

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Khubz (Arabic Flatbread) Recipe

| by Annie | vegetables, sides, bread

Khubz, the Arabic Flatbread or pita bread, is a staple in Middle Eastern diets. It is traditionally cooked in a brick oven, but can be baked in a very hot modern oven.

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Middle Eastern Lemonade Recipe

May 23, 2016 | by Annie | beverages

Nothing tastes better than fresh squeezed lemonade on a hot and sultry day. This Arabic limonada is flavored with orange blossom water and garnished with fresh mint. It is wonderful

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Red Pepper Spread (Muhamara) Recipe

May 5, 2016 | by Lisa | appetizers, dressings, gravies, sauces, spreads

This delicious spicy appetizer made from red peppers and pomegranate molasses is from Aleppo, Syria.

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Mango Lassi Recipe

May 3, 2016 | by Lisa | beverages

Lassi is a yogurt based drink commonly enjoyed in India and Pakistan. This lassi recipe is made with mangoes and garnished with cardamom. If you want to liven up your book club party, this would taste great with a little rum or vodka 🙂

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