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Almond Cinnamon cookies

Almond Cinnamon cookies by Foodessa

Middle Eastern inspired. Aromatic spice mellowed within an embrace of Almond goodness. A tender inside protected by a pleasant outer crunch. No electric beater required. For a detailed post...refer to: https://www.foodessa.com/2018/10/fall-in-cookie-serenity.html

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Chickpea 'Hummus' style spread or dip

Chickpea 'Hummus' style spread or dip by Foodessa

Alfresco in your garden or terrasse with a few spreads and dips. For a dedicated post on more spreads and dips plus Montreal's best Summer terrasses...refer to: http://www.foodessa.com/2016/06/montreal-terrasses-along-spreads-and.html

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Bulgur and Bean Salad

Bulgur and Bean Salad by Salad Foodie

Bulgur is classified as a whole grain and makes a healthy and satisfying vegetarian meal or a side to grilled meats. We like the light nutty flavor it lends to recipes. I always keep #2 medium grind bulgur on hand whenever tabbouleh, pilaf or salads such as this beckon me. To enjoy the best array of flavors this salad has to offer,…

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Hummus, Spinach and Tomato Sandwich

Hummus, Spinach and Tomato Sandwich by Salad Foodie

Hummus makes a smooth and tasty sandwich spread. Add sautéed spinach and fresh tomatoes for a wholesome and hearty vegetarian meal. We like to use Chef Frosted Flaker's hummus recipe (see "Useful Links" below) for this.

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noodle kugel

noodle kugel by Chez la mere

courtey elinor lipman from The inn at lake devine

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Iranian Rice

Iranian Rice by Kyra Martin

It's a little labor intensive, but totally worth it. This is probably the best rice I've ever had! Adapted from TheKitchn.com.

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Saffron rice with barberries, pistachio and mixed herbs

Saffron rice with barberries, pistachio and mixed herbs by Chez la mere

Barberries are tiny, jewel-like, dried sweet-and-sour Iranian berries that we've been using a bit obsessively recently. It is hard not to – their intense sharpness accentuates other flavours in a dish and adds wonderful drama to its looks. You can get them online, and from Iranian and some Middle Eastern grocers. If you can't find…

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Arab Flatbread (Manakeesh) for Pizza and More

Arab Flatbread (Manakeesh) for Pizza and More by myra byanka

I happened upon this recipe from "The Arab Table," and by accident discovered it makes a terrific, super-thin pizza dough, but only make it if you like the type of dough that bakes to an almost cracker consistency. My oven only goes to 500 degrees, and I can't find my baking stone, but it turned out great, like it came from a…

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Pasta with Yogurt, Peas, and Chile

Pasta with Yogurt, Peas, and Chile by Chez la mere

from orangette.com and Jerusalem, by Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi

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Nuts for BAKLAVA phyllo pastry .

Nuts for BAKLAVA phyllo pastry . by Foodessa

Snacking on nuts by the park highlighted my desire to try making Baklava my way. Flaky pastry phyllo layered with a nut variation, while sweetened with a light citrus syrup. Don't shy away from making this delight. Although the recipe may seem long and complex, it really is not that difficult. For a detailed post...refer…

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Syrian Beef Kebabs

Syrian Beef Kebabs by Chez la mere

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SQUASH and Scallops Vegetable Basmati rice timbales {Syrian cooking inspiration}

SQUASH and Scallops Vegetable Basmati rice timbales {Syrian cooking inspiration} by Foodessa

I thought these scallops as well as our seasonal 'Market fresh' ingredients would make a great dish appreciating a Middle Eastern influence.

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Bulgur Pilaf

Bulgur Pilaf by Salad Foodie

Faster and easier to cook than rice, bulgur is a grain to consider for making pilaf. High in fiber and low in fat makes this side dish a healthful choice. Easily converts to vegetarian by omitting the chicken broth. (Medium to large grind bulgur will be best for this recipe.)

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Hamantaschen

Hamantaschen by Chez la mere

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mixed meat pilaf

mixed meat pilaf by Chez la mere

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