Bulgur Wheat with Dried Cranberries
Very basic yet tasty side that goes well with grilled or roasted chicken. Any type of dried fruit can be used in place of the dried cranberries.
Veggie Bulgur Salad (Kisir)
I got this recipe from a friend, it is a very popular Turkish/Middle Eastern salad.
Kibbee Lebanese Style
Simple Lebanese style lamb kibbee. It's a traditional basic recipe. Kibbee is to Middle Eastern cooking what a meatball is to Italian cooking. If you can not make it, stay out of the kitchen. I am not Lebanese by the way, but worked for 2 decades in a restaurant serving this type of food. I am actually Ukrainian.
Colorful Bulgur Salad
A delicious salad. The bulgur is cooked in chicken broth which gives it a hearty flavor. And the dressing is pungent and wonderful. All the veggies - tomatoes, carrots and cucumbers - blend in beautifully, and the whole salad comes alive when chilled.
Middle Eastern Kibbeh
Kibbeh is a wonderful dish from the Middle East traditionally made with lamb meat but beef is acceptable, too. I prefer it made into patties and fried in olive oil. However, it is most often found in restaurants in baked form. Serve kibbeh with tahini, a sesame seed paste.
Tasty twist on a Mediterranean classic. Serendipitous discovery when I didn't have any parsley on hand!
A wonderful merging of flavors and textures! This beef and bulgur wheat veggie delight is just a little spicy and sure to warm the tummy.
This is a Lebanese salad (my version of tabbouleh) that we like served with everything!
Aunt Louise's Baked Kibbeh
This is the variation of beef and lamb kibbeh that I grew up with in a very ethnic Lebanese family. My Aunt Louise was the bomb!
I serve this creamy wheat and pineapple salad at Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner. It's a family favorite!
Roasted Veggie Buddha Bowl
Roasted veggies and sauteed tempeh are piled on top of bulgur and drizzled with an orange-curry vinaigrette. Also delicious with chicken or shrimp instead of tempeh.
A wonderful fresh and healthy salad alternative to any meal. Especially delicious in the warmer months when fresh local ingredients are in abundance. Trying other versions of this Middle Eastern staple has left me with the knowledge that this particular salad has the right combination of ingredients.