Grownup Chai Chocolate Cupcakes
I was given quite a few Chai tea bags and found I wasn't a fan of the drink, but I liked the flavor and thought it would be good in a baked product. These rich, moist treats require no frosting. They are perfect with a cup of coffee or tea or even a glass of cold milk.
Apfelkuchen (Apple Cake)
I fell in love with apfelkuchen when I was in 6th grade. Our teacher let us order from a local German bakery and eat our treats in class once a month. These flavors bring back wonderful memories.
This wonderful dip is made with roasted eggplant, tahini, lemon and lots of roasted garlic. Even if you don't usually like eggplant, you just may love this. It is the perfect starter for a Middle Eastern dinner. I like to serve this with generous strips of green, red and orange bell peppers for dipping. (Remember that each bell pepper is about 6g net carbs). It is also good stuffed into mushroom, celery or cherry tomatoes.
Shakshuka (Middle Eastern Breakfast Dish)
This is a great, quick, flavorful dish I learned while living in southern Israel. You can add spices to taste, but for the first go, try it this way. Makes 2 hearty servings. Serve with bread to sop up the sauce.
This is a Middle Eastern-style bean salad that is full of flavor.
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Israeli salad can typically be found at the many falafel street stands all over Israel. It is served on its own as a side dish or inside a pita sandwich wrap. This fresh, light, and colorful salad is sure to become a favorite for your family. Chopped tomatoes, cucumbers, onions, and parsley combine with a drizzled dressing of lemon juice, olive oil, garlic, and mint leaves. Goes great in a pita with falafel, hummus, and tahini, but also works as a side dish with any middle eastern, Greek, or even north African food.
Black Bean and Corn Salad
A colorful black bean and corn salad with a tasty lime and garlic dressing.
Red Bean Salad with Feta and Peppers
A tasty, nutrient-packed salad that can be eaten by itself or as a side dish. Makes a great lunch the next day too! Add more lemon juice and olive oil if you like your salad to have a lot of dressing. Use garbanzo beans in place of kidney beans if you prefer.