Blanche's Feast in the Middle East
From the popular youtube show "A Feast in the Middle East" Food blogger and journalist Blanche shares her family recipes! Paleo, Mediterranean, Whole 30 and…
Middle Eastern Style Chicken Parm
This chicken parmesan is lower in carbs, using almond flour and parmesan cheese in the breading. Instead of tons of cheese, a sprinkle of feta or goat cheese adds a lot of flavor for less calories. Za'tar spice adds a zesty and earthy flavor!
KOUSA MAHSHI: ARAB STYLE STUFFED SQUASH
Kousa Mahshi is a great way to use peak season squash and tomatoes! Fresh summer squash is stuffed with seasoned rice and lamb and boiled in an garlicky tomato broth. This is a family favorite across the Levant, from Palestine and Lebanon to Syria and Jordan. Give this recipe a try and will be amazed at what you can do!
Mediterranean Winter Salad
This salad is warm and hearty for cooler days! Roasted carrots and chickpeas, zesty capers and feta, and toasted crunchy walnuts on a bed of arugula are draped with a creamy tahini sauce with a hint of tang and sweetness.
Palestinian Style Eggs
Batata o Baid, which literally means potatoes and eggs in Arabic, is the most cherished breakfast in my family. Small crispy cubes of browned potatoes form the foundation for soft scrambled eggs, gooey farmer’s or mozzarella cheese, aromatic scallions and zesty za’atar.
Shakshuka Breakfast Pie
This budget friendly casserole transforms Shakshuka to feed more for less as a baked frittata, with seasoned hash brown potatoes as the base. The potatoes are bound together with mozzarella cheese, and seasoned with za’atar for that middle eastern touch.
Halawet Jibn: Sweet Syrian Semolina Cheese Rolls
The delicate cheese rolls are scented with rose or orange blossom, then doused with a simple syrup and crushed pistachios. You too can now whip up a batch of this delicacy with surprisingly easy to find ingredients- check the video tutorial with the recipe.
Zucchini Tart With Almond Crust
This protein rich tart has a rich variety of a variety of cheeses in the filling, like ricotta, feta, and akawi cheese, a soft Middle Eastern cow’s milk cheese The crust is gluten free and low carb, as there is no refined flour. Try it for brunch, and eat leftovers for lunch all week with a side salad!
Loubia: Arab Style Green Beans
These green beans seasoned with tomatoes make a great side dish, or even as a sandwich filling. Loubia is one of the most popular Palestinian and Lebanese vegan side dishes for a reason!
Egyptian Hibiscus Lemonade
Egpytians drink this lemonade to suppress appetite and lower blood pressure. Other than the benefits, this floral and tangy drink is downright delicious and will invigorate your day!
40 Calorie Brownies
These chewy and chocolatey brownies are loaded with protein and are gluten free and keto friendly! Whole foods ingredients like egg whites and Greek yogurt make these extra fudgy.
Mediterranean Lentil Soup
Warm up your winter days with this easy soup filled with fresh herbs! This soup is vegan and super economical and can feed a family of 4 for under $15
Musakhan: Palestinian Chicken Tortilla Rolls
A popular Palestinian dish adapted for the modern lifestyle! Each one of these crispy rolls is filled with sumac chicken, caramelized onions, and toasted pine nuts for an easy lunch to go--try dipping them in hummus!
Mediterranean Grilled and Stuffed Apricots
Bring out the caramlized sweetness of stone fruit by putting them on the grill! They become great vessels for sweet fillings, like this honey mascarpone with fresh mint and pistachios. This makes a great light dessert, or even an exciting breakfast!
Mediterranean Strawberry Bruschetta
These sweet and savory bruschetta are a great way to use up summer strawberries at peak sweetness! Crunchy toasted bread with fruity olive oil, creamy goat cheese, and a rich balsamic glaze with fresh basil create a beautiful appetizer or light summer meal. These are also great for summer entertaining and barbecues, bonus is they only take about 5 minutes to make!
Palestinian Caulifower Fritters
These chewy and crispy fritters filled with cauliflower and fresh herbs are basically the original veggie nugget! Dip these protein rich fritters into fresh cucumber yogurt sauce or creamy hummus for a delicious meal any time of day.