Sumac couscous salad with lemon vinaigrette

Sumac couscous salad with lemon vinaigrette by Hoss Zare

a lively couscous salad with delicious vinaigrette

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Toasted Couscous Pilaf

Toasted Couscous Pilaf by Farrell May Podgorsek

Israeli couscous makes a great hot pilaf and goes well with so many dishes. This is my husband's favorite grain side dish. I know it's more of a pasta, but we think of couscous as a starch, but not like pasta. The spices can be varied to change the flavor. It is quick and easy, and popular with kids. You can make this vegetarian by…

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Quinoa Tabbouleh

Quinoa Tabbouleh by Farrell May Podgorsek

Tabbouli is a chopped herb and grain salad that is traditionally made with bulgur. I recently had a version that substituted quinoa for the bulgur, making the dish healthier and, in my opinion, better. Here is my interpretation of the Quinoa Tabbouli from Cypus Bistro & Cafe in Campbell, CA. It is heavy on the herbs and light on the…

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Octopus and calamari Salad with lemon confit dressing

Octopus and calamari Salad with lemon confit dressing by Hoss Zare

delicious seafood salad

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Lamb Kofte Meatballs

Lamb Kofte Meatballs by Farrell May Podgorsek

These little lamb meatballs are flavorful and juicy. Middle Eastern spicing gives them an unexpected flavor. Make them small for appetizers, or larger for a filling lunch or dinner. Serve them in a flatbread or pita with pomegranate sauce. You can saute these meatballs or thread them on a skewer and grill them. Be sure to make the…

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Artichoke Bean Hummus

Artichoke Bean Hummus by Farrell May Podgorsek

Canned artichokes blended with garbanzo or white beans, tahini and citrus makes a delicious, lower calorie dip than the traditional hummus. the grapefruit juice gives the dip a slight tang, but you can use lemon juice if grapefruits are not available. I like sumac sprinkled on top, but you can add lemon zest to the dip and top with…

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