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middle eastern twice baked potatoes

middle eastern twice baked potatoes

a delicious yet low-fat twice-baked potato side dish with a blend of classic middle eastern flavours: chickpeas, cumin and coriander. serve with roasts or with your favourite middle eastern main course dish. adapted from "practical cookery: low fat". t

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akwa traditional yemeni oxtail stew

akwa traditional yemeni oxtail stew

this is a very traditional dish from yemen and is made with oxtail - hence it's name 'akwa (this is the yemeni word for oxtail or literally "the thickest part of the tail". it has one of the lengthiest cooking times i've encountered, but really is worth t

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neezy peazy lunch

neezy peazy lunch

this is a great meal eaten the same day ,but even better the next day , if you can wait! add your favourite spices, but try it first as it is and i think that you will enjoy the 'vegetable' taste. good for freezing.

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balalit saweeya or seviyan sweet vermicelli breakfast

balalit saweeya or seviyan sweet vermicelli breakfast

a gluten-free tasty sweet breakfast or dessert made especially during the month of ramadan in the arabian gulf - kuwait, uae, oman... sometimes made with onion and egg. originally published on http://arabicbites.blogspot.com.

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5 a day bulgur wheat salad

5 a day bulgur wheat salad

found this on a diabetic website while surfing for healthy salads to make ahead and take to work. since my mom developed diabetes i have an interest in finding healthier recipes to put into our diets. you could really add or substitute just about any veg

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7 layer mediterranean dip with hummus

7 layer mediterranean dip with hummus

this is a wonderful greek-style layered dip with hummus as the base. it is a colorful and very tasty appetizer that always gets compliments. i often add a bit of chopped fresh parsley or oregano for added color.

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aab goosht e baadenjaan

aab goosht e baadenjaan

persian/iranian dinner

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aab goosht e lappeh

aab goosht e lappeh

persian/iranian dinner

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aash e anar pomegranate stew

aash e anar pomegranate stew

this is one of my favorite recipes! it is a thick persian stew (or aash) flavored with fresh herbs, tangy pomegranate syrup and tiny meatballs. you may want to prepare the aash a day in advance, it tastes even better the second day, after the flavors ha

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aash e aab leemoo

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aash e gandom

aash e gandom

wheat and vegetable stew, iranian (persian)

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aash e shalgham

aash e shalgham

turnip soup (persian/iranian)

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aash e shalgham beef and herb soup

aash e shalgham beef and herb soup

this is a very popular dish in iran. this recipe is from a friend who lived in iran many years ago.

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aash e sholeh ghalamkar

aash e sholeh ghalamkar

herb and bean stew, persian/iranian

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abgousht

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acili ezme turkish style tomato dip condiment

acili ezme turkish style tomato dip condiment

from turkishcooking.com. the website indicates this sauce is used for a condiment on shish kebabs but i served it as a salsa with slices of toasted french bread. be sure the tomatoes you use are top quality! if you cannot find good quality tomatoes, go ah

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acma soft turkish bagels

acma soft turkish bagels

these make a lovely breakfast treat or a great snack at any time of day! you can alter them by filling them with cream cheese and raisins, or (my favourite) chocolate! mmmm! adapted from a recipe from binnurs turkish cookbook. preparation time does not

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adana kebab

adana kebab

this is named after the forth largest city in turkey. the trick to this is that you really should let marinate over night for optimum taste. sumac is also used in this recipe it can be found in any middle eastern store or online. the sumac can be omitt

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adas bil hamod lentils with lemon juice

adas bil hamod lentils with lemon juice

from "one thousand and one delights" by nahda salah. posted for zaar world tour ii.

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adas polo persian rice with lentils

adas polo persian rice with lentils

a delicious and hearty iranian dish made of aromatic basmati rice, lentils, caramelized onion, raisins, and spices. serve with chicken or lamb, or enjoy as a vegetarian dish.

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adas polow

adas polow

persian iranian

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advieh

advieh

an aromatic persian spice blend which is good added to stews and pulses. this recipe is from " a taste of persia" by najmieh batmanglij. the author suggests adding the rose petals to the ground spices. after trying both ways, i prefer to whizz them in t

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advieh persian spice mix

advieh persian spice mix

a common spice mix used in many iranian dishes. if you don't have rose petals, you may omit them. from my persian kitchen.

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adzhika georgian style hot pepper relish

adzhika georgian style hot pepper relish

no georgian cook would think of serving grilled or roasted meat plain, without any sort of condiment or garnish. this sauce will enliven meats. in the area of samegrelo or mingrelia, they use this sauce and add melon to sooth the tongue.

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afghan dressing or dip

afghan dressing or dip

i was concocting dip and dressing recipes one day, and i was half watching cnn news at the same time when osama bin laden's face appeared on the tv screen - hence the name. enjoy it - it's tasty.

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afghan pesto

afghan pesto

ready to try a new pesto recipe? looking for a culinary adventure? this quick to prepare and easy recipe is from the uktv food website. i ran into difficulties in posting it recipe, because of the 2 "handfuls" listed in the ingredients as the required n

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afghan salad dressing

afghan salad dressing

haven't tried it yet. i found it on the net and it looked interesting, especially that i like the yogurt & mint mixture.

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afghan tomato cucumber and onion salad salata

afghan tomato cucumber and onion salad salata

"salata is always light and crunchy, making it a perfect counterpoint to afghan cuisine’s heavier dishes. some afghan cooks consider it a point of pride when the diced vegetables are small and uniform in size. the result reminds a little of a colorful bow

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afghani chicken with spinach

afghani chicken with spinach

i am putting this recipe here so i can play tag in the na*me forum.

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afghanistan firnee almond cardamom cream pudding

afghanistan firnee almond cardamom cream pudding

this is a delicious dessert but you may want to cut back a bit on the cardamom if you are not used to the flavor. to serve firnee in the traditional manner, the pudding should be poured into two plates, decorat with the pistachio nuts and cut into wedges.

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al kabsa ancient arabian chicken and fragrant rice

al kabsa ancient arabian chicken and fragrant rice

this classic arabian dish is saudi arabian in origin, and is believed to originate from the nomadic bedouin tribes centuries ago. arabic cuisine has its roots in tent cookery. nomadic tribes could use only transportable foods such as rice and dates, or th

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al kabsa traditional saudi rice chicken dish

al kabsa traditional saudi rice chicken dish

al khabsa / khabsa is very traditional. it can be made with many variations - this is just one of them - i hope to post more! use chicken for this recipe, my others have lamb instead.....i have revised the recipe as of 09/02/09, although when i cook it th

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al kabsa traditional saudi rice meat dish

al kabsa traditional saudi rice meat dish

this is my meat (lamb) version of al kabsa / kabsah. kabsa is one of the most famous of all the traditional saudi dishes & is actually easy to make! see my other recipes for the chicken version.......

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algerian haroset

algerian haroset

this is from saffron shores: jewish cooking from the southern mediterranean by joyce goldstein. this is a typical side dish used for passover, and there is so many different variations. it is also used on the seder plate to remind the jews of the mortar t

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ali baba s oven fries

ali baba s oven fries

serve with falafel or kebabs in pita or other favorite middle eastern foods.

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almond fig baklava

almond fig baklava

fresh figs for your baklava!

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almond hummus

almond hummus

adapted from the almond board of california. hummus is used through out the middle east, the mediterranean, as well as many parts of india. there is no way of knowing where its origin began – though it is presumed to be somewhere in the middle east.

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almond tabbouli salad

almond tabbouli salad

filled with herbs and nuts and grains, this is wonderfully healthy and a pleasure to eat! africa/middle east recipe.

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almond tahini date balls

almond tahini date balls

very middle eastern and very tasty. a somewhat sophisticated brunch treat if you will, and would also make awesome finger food for tea or a dinner party. especially if it's one of those where the meal is light but hors d'oeuvres are heavy. and can you bel

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almond vegetable slaw

almond vegetable slaw

a great healthy salad adapted from the almond board of california. the recipe calls for julienned veggies, but you can chop if you like.

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almond rose pound cake

almond rose pound cake

i have been extremely interested in the use of rose water in the kitchen and decided to post this recipe. i would suggest using tonkcat's recipe for rose petal jam recipe #3160 for this distinctive pound cake. take a culinary adventure with me!! adapted f

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almost hummus

almost hummus

not the way i've been taught to make it, but it's wonderfully flavorful. i use canned garbanzo beans, because it is much faster than using the dried ones, which must soak for a bit before cooking. if you do use dried beans, follow the cooking directions

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alternative to peanut butter

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amazing turkish confetti rice

amazing turkish confetti rice

i lived in izmir, turkey for one year and got this recipe from the family cook. it is, hands down, the best rice i have ever had the pleasure of eating, it also makes a spectacular presentation on any table!

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amba a spicy and savory mango condiment

amba a spicy and savory mango condiment

although this is posted in response to a recipe request, i'm also posting this for myself, since it really is time i started making this yummy, spicy sauce. i normally do not like mangoes, but i do like amba, espcially drizzled on my felafel. this recip

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an arabic breakfast

an arabic breakfast

this is a standard breakfast in palestinian households. i'm just writing up what i ate for breakfast nearly every day while i was living in jordan with my palestinian in-laws. this is traditionally eaten on the ground, laid out on a tablecloth, with the p

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anise tea shai ma yansoon

anise tea shai ma yansoon

this tea is commonly used in mid east and puerto rico, especially for upset tummies, and it is commonly given to colicky babies. if you like anise try this tea and you will be pleased that it makes a nice light tea.

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annacias north africa middle east apricot and honey loaf

annacias north africa middle east apricot and honey loaf

call it a cake or a quick bread, either way it's different and delicious. i adapted another of my recipes (honey spice cake) to come up with this flavorful loaf. you will need to make zany zesty north africa/middle east spice mix #428327 (i skipped the

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antipasto style white bean salad

antipasto style white bean salad

this spanish-mediterranean vegetable salad is healthy, light, and great for the summer months.

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apple mixed w fress spinach middle eastern salad

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