Recipes From Cuisine: Middel Eastern

Yogurt, Fruit & Granola


Granola bars are convenient, but like most prepared foods, convenience comes at a price. The banana granola bar pictured below is less than 1 ounce (25 g) and has 110 calories. It’s also low in sodium (40 mg). That does not seem too bad except you only get 1 gram ...

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Cranberry and Almond Couscous

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Couscous is coarsely ground semolina wheat the same wheat used to make many dried pastas. Unlike pasta that can take 10 or more minutes to cook, couscous is ready in about 3 to 5 minutes. Cooking couscous is similar to cooking quinoa or rice. Couscous is added to seasoned boiling ...

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Baklava

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Most Americans associate baklava with Greek cuisine since baklava is on the dessert menu at many Greek-American restaurants. Baklava, like marzipan, originated in the Middle East and eventually made its way to Europe. There are hundreds of recipes for baklava, this recipe is my favorite and popular with my friends. At ...

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Saffron Rice

Saffron Rice


A little saffron turns plain white rice into pale to bright yellow saffron rice. Saffron also adds a mild flavor to rice. Using white rice is essential for the color to be absorbed into the rice. Saffron rice can be served with any recipe that called for white rice. Saffron ...

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Quinoa and Garbanzo Tabbouleh

Quinoa And Garbanzo Tabbouleh

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Quinoa and Garbanzo Tabbouleh is a Middle Eastern inspired vegetarian salad or side dish that goes well with foods ranging from stuffed bell peppers to BBQ (barbecue). A 1-cup (about 160 g) serving has 200 calories, 1 gram of saturated fat, no cholesterol, 195 mg of sodium, 4 grams of ...

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Spicy Chicken Kabobs

Spicy Chicken Kabobs (kebobs)


Whether you spell it kabob or kebob, these easy, nutritious, low calorie, reduced sodium, quick cooking, colorful, recipe is a special treat you can serve anytime and for any occasion. Spicy chicken kabobs have a bit of heat, about 350 calories and 54 grams of protein per kabob. Make the marinade mild, medium, or spicy ...

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Homemade Pickled Eggs

Pickled Eggs

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This recipe for Pickled Eggs uses the liquid from pickled red beets to pickle hard boiled eggs. The number of eggs you can pickle will vary depending on the amount of liquid reserved from pickling beets. Cook’s Tip To color egg shells instead of using artificial food colors, carefully placed ...

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Homemade Pita Chips

Baked Pita Chips


Pita chips made with whole wheat or multi-grain pita bread is a high fiber alternative to potato chips with up to 30% less calories per 1-ounce serving. Serve pita chips with hummus or a variety of dips. Related Recipes Hummus Cucumber Dip

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Homemade Hummus

Hummus


Hummus is Arabic for chickpeas. At it’s simplest, it is a puree of garbanzo beans (cici, chickpeas), tahini a sesame seed paste, oil, and spices. Hummus is nutritious, providing 3 grams of fiber per 2 tablespoon (30 ml) serving. This basic homemade hummus recipe can be prepared dozens of ways ...

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Homemade Rice Pilaf

Basic Rice Pilaf


Basic rice pilaf is a simple substitute for white rice and takes far less time to make than risotto. In stead of cooking rice in water, rice pilaf is made using broth. You can use any broth; chicken, beef, seafood or vegetable Rice Pilaf can also be made using brown ...

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