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15 Recipes For Israeli Food Fans

Ideas for dinner from around the Middle East
Apr 22, 2014 4:00 pm

We added two superb Israeli dishes to the Recipes section today in honor of Around The World in 5 Editors, and here are 15 more for curating your own olive-oil drizzled, herb-infused, lemon-spiked Middle Eastern feast. Switch up your hummus game, get creative with couscous and don't skimp on the eggplant.

The Meal Plan: Lamb and Couscous

We map it out, you pull it off. Got couscous?
Mar 19, 2014 12:00 pm

Just because lamb and couscous have been served together for hundreds of years doesn't mean you can't switch it up bigtime. Tonight for dinner, take your pick of hearty veggie starter, rich braised or grilled lamb and bold-flavored couscous, then take your time and savor. Don't rush through just to get to the baklava.

      The Meal Plan: Middle Eastern Comfort Food

      We map it out, you pull it off. Got hummus?
      Mar 5, 2014 1:00 pm

      Tonight, we bring you a spread of all-around healthy fare that's frequently vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free. It's Middle Eastern comfort food — lots of fresh produce, earthy spices, herbs and olive oil. Slow-cook a delicious savory tagine or whip up a velvety eggplant purée for soft, warm pita and don't forget dessert. Once you've made your first baklava, you're changed forever.

          Stuffed Artichokes With Meat And Pine Nuts Recipe

          Meaty artichokes for dinner, Middle Eastern-style
          Feb 20, 2014 4:00 pm
          Photo: Peter Cassidy

          A strong contender for "Favorite Cookbook of the Season" is Brooklyn Chef Rawia Bishara's Olives, Lemons & Za'atar: The Best Middle Eastern Home Cooking. Her Bay Ridge restaurant, Tanoreen, has been recognized by critics and media alike as one of the best Middle Eastern restaurants in New York. Update your "must-visit" list and make these lamb and beef-stuffed artichokes with meat and pine nuts for dinner tonight.

          Lentil Noodle Soup With Greens Recipe

          A hearty Palestinian soup for cold winter months
          Feb 12, 2014 4:00 pm
          Photo: Peter Cassidy

          A strong contender for "Favorite Cookbook of the Season" is Brooklyn Chef Rawia Bishara's Olives, Lemons & Za'atar: The Best Middle Eastern Home Cooking. Her Bay Ridge restaurant, Tanoreen, has been recognized by critics and media alike as one of the best Middle Eastern restaurants in New York. Update your "must-visit" list and make this winter lentil soup from the West Bank.

          Vegetarian Stuffed Vegetables Recipe

          Middle Eastern comfort food for Meatless Monday
          Feb 10, 2014 1:00 pm
          Photo: Peter Cassidy

          Chef Rawia Bishara's Bay Ridge restaurant, Tanoreen, has been recognized by critics and media alike as one of the best Middle Eastern restaurants in New York. Update your "must-visit" list and make these vegetarian stuffed eggplants, potatoes, tomatoes and squash for a memorable Meatless Monday. 

          Artisanal Hummus: Think Outside The Plastic Tub

          Vancouver's Yummus emphasizes flavor, and packaging
          Sep 6, 2013 11:00 am

          A trip to the Middle East inspired Vancouver resident Yashar Nijati (known as Yash) to come up with a hummus that is comparable to what he had on his trip. Yash believed that not enough attention was given to hummus, and decided to take things into his own hands. Eventually, Yummus was born. Yummus is an old world recipe with a fresh twist, handmade locally in Vancouver. Check out the eye-catching design.

          In Which I Deviate From My Halal Cart Habits

          I broke a 20-year streak with one extra condiment
          Jul 11, 2013 11:31 am

          I wrote about New York's halal carts a couple of years back as one of the very first lunch suggestions I ever threw out there. That's because I've been eating combo rice since I was a wee thing. I find a container of meat-laden rice covered with tart yogurt sauce and fiery harissa to be a little styrofoam-contained piece of heaven. And then I did something crazy. To be perfectly truthful, I blame society for my actions. But I stand by them.

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