Paleo Stuffed Grape Leaves (Dolmas)
March 29, 2012

I've probably eaten hundreds (if not thousands) of stuffed grape leaves in my life. And about 99% of them were made by my dad. We...

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Crispy Spiced Chicken Livers
January 08, 2012

I was a weird kid. Aside from roller skating to the library (in blue-and-yellow sneaker skates and an orange terrycloth bathrobe worn over jeans) and...

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Lebanese Onion & Parsley Salad
November 07, 2011

Wait! I know you're probably not feeling super excited about a pile of onions. But don't turn up your nose! Here in the U.S., we've...

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Killer Kebab Spice Mix
May 08, 2011

The kebabs I cooked for my birthday dinner included an ingredient I'd never heard of: Aleppo pepper. I almost didn't make the recipe because I...

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Kibbeh Sinayee (Lamb Diamonds!)
March 21, 2011

It's been said that diamonds are a girl's best friend. I say diamonds are a girl's (and boy's) best friend when they're made out of...

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Simple Lemon Spinach
March 16, 2011

My family is part Lebanese, and my parents are two of the best cooks on the planet. Every few weeks when I was growing up,...

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Don’t Be Lily-Livered! Aromatic Chicken Livers
January 17, 2011

I was a weird kid. And I distinctly remember, on occasion, ordering beef liver with onions for dinner at my dad's diner. I was also...

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Belly Dance Beet Salad
May 27, 2010

My dad is of Lebanese heritage, and since I was a little girl, I've always been fascinated by belly dancers. The costumes! The finer cymbals!...

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Marinated and Spiced Olives
December 22, 2009

This is a two-part recipe. Each part works on its own, but if you make them as a tag-team, your taste buds will dance like...

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Hot Spinach – Cool Dressing – Awesome Snack
October 04, 2009

+ + + The Situation It's Sunday afternoon. I need a snack. And if I do it right, the damn thing will be made of...

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Eat Your Vegetables: Cauliflower Rice Pilaf
September 03, 2009

I was the official rice maker in my family, and I perfected a water-measuring technique that involved placing my thumb against the bottom of the...

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Baba Ghanoush
July 17, 2009

Anything with tahini, garlic, and lemon is on my "go" list, but until two days ago, I'd never made baba ganoush myself. I love when...

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