Middle Eastern

Roasted Garlic Hummus

the creamiest homemade hummus, blended with whole chickpeas, roasted garlic, and nutty tahini An authentic Middle Eastern appetizer, oftentimes served with warmed pita bread or fresh crisp vegetables. Hummus is a mixture where the base is chickpeas. Achieving that perfect blend of garlic, tahini, and lemon flavors is what’s sought after, along with a soft… Continue reading Roasted Garlic Hummus

Dressings, Dips, & Condiments

Creamy Stone Ground Mustard Dressing

a simple creamy dressing that’s full of flavor, and healthy monounsaturated fats A canola or olive oil based mayonnaise does provide more healthy monounsaturated fats in comparison to the regular mayonnaise alternative, but calories are the same. It is important to remember to consume foods that are nutrient-dense to ensure the calories you are consuming… Continue reading Creamy Stone Ground Mustard Dressing

Savory

Cilantro And Lemon Spiced Shrimp

a simple shrimp recipe loaded with bold fresh flavors, versatile enough for many dishes Aside from being a lean protein source, shrimp provides an impressive array of nutrients. Four ounces provides over 100% of the Daily Value for selenium, over 75% for vitamin B12, over 50% for phosphorous, and over 30% for choline, copper, and… Continue reading Cilantro And Lemon Spiced Shrimp

Middle Eastern

Falafel (Chickpea Fritters)

a middle eastern delicacy, of blended chickpeas with fresh herbs, fried to perfection with a crisp outside and soft tender center Falafel originated in Egypt, being made with a combination of fava beans among various spices and herbs. Other countries throughout the Middle East, including Palestine, Iraq, Lebanon, Jordan and Syria, adopted the recipe and… Continue reading Falafel (Chickpea Fritters)

Middle Eastern

Pickled Turnips and Beets (Turshi)

a crunchy, bite of earthy, zesty pickled turnips and beets Turshi, or pickled vegetables, is a popular side dish or sandwich addition to many Middle Eastern cuisines. Here we simply have turnips, usually white fleshed, that have been pickled with beets so they’ve picked up their beautiful magenta color. Both beets and turnips are root… Continue reading Pickled Turnips and Beets (Turshi)

Savory

Garlic & Cumin Shrimp Tacos

a warm, soft taco loaded with garlicky cumin shrimp, fresh cilantro and crisp red cabbage There has been a lot of research conducted on shrimp and the cholesterol levels it provides. Many people are often instructed to avoid shrimp if they have certain health conditions relating to high cholesterol levels. There are two types of… Continue reading Garlic & Cumin Shrimp Tacos