Tag: Middle Eastern Cuisine

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June 21, 2011
Cucumber Salad

Crunchy, juicy and sour. When I crave this combination I turn to cucumber salad, a Middle Eastern staple dish that I grew up eating. My mom would frequently make a large bowl that wouldn’t last very long at the dinner table. One serving, two servings, three servings and…”yes, more please”. The best part was drinking […]

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December 22, 2009

Baklava One of my most cherished childhood memories that I have with my grandmother are of her baking delicious pastries in our kitchen. The scents of rose water, cardamom, and sugar are a few of the comforting smells the house would bring while she would prepare many baked goods.  My absolute favorite pastry she would […]

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October 8, 2009
Yellow Basmati Rice

Yellow Basmati Rice This fragrant rice is a great accompaniment to many chicken and meat dishes. Especially Middle Eastern and Greek. The saffron adds a bright color and delicious taste. Ingredients 3 cups Basmati Rice, rinsed in several changes of cold water until water runs clear 4 ½ cups + ¼ cup boiling-hot water 1 […]

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June 11, 2009
Butter Chicken

I call this butter chicken because it melts in your mouth. This dish actually has a very small amount of butter in it and is actually a very healthy dish. I created this recipe to mimic a similar chicken that we order at our favorite Iranian restaurant.

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