This porridge recipe makes great use of leftover Farro and seasonal peaches. A touch of cinnamon adds a wonderful aroma and an earthy flavour that will wake up your taste buds.
Farro makes a great alternative to pasta or rice in this wholesome summer salad. It’s naturally low fat and is a good source of protein, fiber, and vitamin B complex among other things. Here it is mixed with carrots, zucchini, sundried tomatoes, shallots and edamame beans and topped with my go to Lemon Basil Dressing.
This green bean pesto pizza is light, tasty and easy to digest. The low fat pesto is made with green beans, fresh basil and sauteed onions and only one teaspoon of oil, making it a healthier alternative to traditional pesto. Grilled zucchini, caramelized red onions and a savoury almond topping round out this delicious creation, perfect for pizza, any night of the week.
Warak Arish Mahshi are traditional Middle Eastern stuffed grape vine leaves, common in Lebanon, Greece and Turkey. This vegan and whole grain version of the traditional Lebanese recipe is stuffed with a delicious mixture of brown rice, tomatoes, parsley, fresh dried mint, lemon juice, olive oil, salt and ground pepper. A perfect appetizer or side dish for your next meal.
Salatet Malfouf is no other than a cabbage salad, a Lebanese take on slaw for the lack of a better description, without mayonnaise and/or vinegar. Shredded cabbage is dressed with lemon juice, olive oil, garlic and salt and a healthy dose of fresh dried mint, an aroma which is near and dear to my heart.
Today’s post is a 3 in 1. Learn to make fluffy couscous and how to use it as a main course or side salad + a sugar-free Sweet Soy-Mirin Dressing to top it all off.
This refined sugar-free Mint Lemonade is the perfect refreshing drink for a warm summer day and even doubles as a cocktail mix.
Fresh dark sweet cherries and chia seeds make a great low-calorie, nutritious and delicious 3 ingredient jam. You’ll want to spread it on everything.
Baby asparagus is sauteed with sesame oil, garlic, soy sauce and sesame seeds for a simple and tasty side dish or appetizer.
Once considered a peasant food in the Arab world, Mujaddara is a delicious mixture of lentils, rice and onions that also happens to be nutritious. This version is made with small brown lentils and brown rice, according to my Lebanese Mama’s recipe.