Middle Eastern

Tahini Meatballs

August 18, 2020

These days I’m all about tahini because it’s deliciously versatile. Make sure to roll these meatballs firmly into the millet so that the tiny grains don’t fall off during frying.

Moroccan Meatball Soup

January 21, 2020

An excellent hearty soup for cold winter nights.

Baked Falafel

January 14, 2020

Baked Falafel is a lighter twist to a deep-fried favorite. If you want to make an extra batch you can freeze them for a few months.


May 29, 2019

Our couscous salad is very popular in the summer and is excellent to take along on picnics.

Cannellini Hummus With Vegetable Plate

February 15, 2018

Traditional in many Middle Eastern countries, hummus is usually made with chickpeas, but I use white beans here for a change of pace. It’s delicious with steamed potatoes and artichokes as well as blanched broccoli, cauliflower, and green beans. Partner it with olives, pita bread, and stuffed grape leaves.

Tomato Poached Eggs

January 26, 2018

One-skillet dishes, like this one offer the bonus of quick cleanup. Tomato Poached Eggs is a recipe inspired by the traditional Middle Eastern dish shakshuka. This dish is great for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

Sumac Yogurt Sauce

August 18, 2017

Sumac Yogurt Sauce is a delicious accompaniment for grilled lamb, pork, chicken, or vegetables.

Couscous With Cherry Tomatoes

July 18, 2017

Couscous With Cherry Tomatoes is an excellent summer side dish that goes well with nearly any meal.

Lamb Kofta & Yogurt Sauce

June 30, 2017

Kofta is a Turkish preparation of ground meat, usually lamb, mixed with herbs and spices, rolled into log form or little balls, and then grilled or fried. You can shape the kofta one day ahead and keep them covered in the refrigerator.

Chickpea & Feta Salad

May 16, 2017

This Mediterranean Chickpea & Feta Salad is perfect for either a main meal or side dish.

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