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Middle Eastern Dishes Kodafa Cake

                      Kodafa Cake is a Middle Eastern sweet honey cake.  It is a little different than most cakes as it uses couscous for the base.  The mild cheese filling gives […]

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Middle Eastern Recipes-Pita Salad

   A light refreshing pita salad for summer It has a healthy light lemony dressing. It is also very versatile.  It can be stuffed into a pita pocket or served with toasted pieces of pita bread crumbled on top.  The light lemony […]

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Middle Eastern Dishes-Rice Pilaf Orzo Recipe

Rice Pilaf, Orzo Recipe Rice pilaf is probably the most common side dish in Middle Eastern meals. It is so versatile and with a few simple changes, it goes with just about everything. Growing up, we had that as a […]

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Middle Eastern Rice Pilaf with Green Lentils and Chickpeas

 Middle Eastern Rice Pilaf The Beginnings Of This middle eastern rice dish came from a Turkish recipe that included the green lentils and chickpeas. I changed it up a little and came up with a nice variation that goes well […]

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Middle Eastern Rice Pilaf with Green Lentils and Chickpeas

 Middle Eastern Rice Pilaf The Beginnings Of This came from a Turkish recipe that included the green lentils and chickpeas. I changed it up a little and came up with a nice variation that goes well with any chicken dish. […]

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Middle Eastern Recipes-Okra Stew With Tomatoes

  Okra stew is a popular vegetable dish in Middle Eastern cooking. This okra stew with tomatoes makes for a nice light side dish that goes will with any meal.  With chicken or beef added to it, this stew becomes a […]

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Middle Eastern Recipes – Black Rice Pilaf with Shallots

  Black Rice Pilaf The Idea For This came to me during a recent trip to Trader Joe’s.  That was where I saw the black rice.  I looked at it and I thought about what I could do with this. […]

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Middle Eastern-Bulgur Wheat Pilaf- Fine Noodles

   Mom’s Bulgur Wheat Pilaf Recipe Bulgur wheat pilaf is another popular side dish that is one made of  wheat, instead of rice. We had this often growing up and was a nice variation. The fine noodles make it yummy. It […]

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Middle Eastern Recipe-Rice Pilaf

Rice pilaf is probably the most common side dish in Middle Eastern meals. It is so versatile and with a few simple changes, it goes with just about everything. Growing up, we had that as a side dish more often […]

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Middle Eastern-Wild Rice Pilaf Recipe

  Wild Rice Pilaf If you need a healthy pilaf for a special event, this recipe is for you. It is fulfilling, brimming with flavor, and is anything but difficult to plan. The mix of flavors blends wonderfully, and the mixture […]

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