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Middle Eastern Recipes-Fluffy Couscous Pilaf

  Couscous Pilaf I wanted to try pilaf using something different other than rice or bulgur, so I thought I would try couscous and make couscous pilaf. Wow what a taste Idea!! I love it when that happens.   Instead […]

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Middle Eastern Recipes-Vosp (Pilaf with Red Lentils)

      Vosp pilaf with red lentils This is another comfort dish my mom made for us when we were little Girls.  The red lentils make the vosp a creamy pilaf.  The  red lentils cooked with the rice made for a […]

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A Bulgur Pilaf with Tomato and Zucchini

  This is a variation of our bulgur pilaf recipe In this variation we use fresh garden zucchini and grape tomatoes. It seemed more springlike to me.  When I saw a variation of this bulgur pilaf recipe, I replaced the onion […]

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Multigrain Pilaf with 3 Grains

Multigrain Pilaf with 3 Grains is a variation of pilaf that is high in fiber containing barley, brown rice and bulgur. It is a good side dish that goes well with beef or chicken. Ingredients: 2 tsp olive oil 2 tsp butter […]

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Meat Stuffed Grape Leaves (Derevi Dolma)

Stuffed Grape Leaves,  the actual leaves of the grape vine,was another favorite dish my mom made when I was a child and I still love them.  After we moved from California to the Midwest, I just assumed everyone ate meat stuffed […]

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Middle Eastern Recipes Dal Lentils Soup

Dal Lentils Soup Panch Phoran Recipe Ingredients 4 cups  (brown or yellow split peas) dal Lentils    4 cans vegetable broth (I use Swanson) 4 Tablespoons butter 1 – 2 cups Roma or cherry tomatoes, to taste 1 Tablespoon asafoetida powder […]

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Rice Pilaf With Orzo

  Rice Pilaf With Orzo 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 […]

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Middle Eastern Meat Pie

Fatayer, a meat pie in Middle Eastern cuisine    The Middle East includes the region formerly known as the Fertile Crescent (the land between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers), where wheat was first cultivated,  followed by barley, pistachios, figs, pomegranates, […]

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Middle Eastern Dishes-Halvah (Assidat al-Boubar) Pumpkin Recipe

   Pumpkin Recipe Like many traditional Emirati desserts, this Pumpkin Recipe: for a pumpkin porridge (in Arabic it’s a halvah, or sweet food) straddles the line between sweet and savory. The dish thickens as it cools, so be sure to serve […]

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