Lentils are one of the most nutritious foods on the planet used as part of a complete protein in vegetarian diets or used as a low calorie, vitamin and fibre rich part of any diet. There are many different colors of lentils, with different cooking times and textures. Lentils are a staple in the Middle and Near East and India, while cooked in some European countries also. They can be paired Continue reading
Living in Beverly Hills affords me the opportunity to be up close and personal with many Iranians. There is a very large Persian population Continue reading
OK, I confess I have help in my home with all the house work and especially before a party. A wonderful women originally from El Salvador Continue reading
In January, beautiful, warm, blue skied days give way to chilly crisp nights in Southern California. One may think that this is not much of a winter, but it is enough to kindle the appetite for warm filling meals. Turkey chili is not only rib sticking, spicy, and delicious, but is also a little lower in fat and calories. It is a perfect fit for my January mood, wanting to make up for all of the Holiday season’s indulgences.
A mix of mouth warming ground chilies in varying heat intensities Continue reading
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BAMYA WITH BEEF STUFFED KOOBA
Okra Stew with Ground Meat Dumplings
My vivacious friend Nina is an Israeli American whose family was originally from Romania. Her husband is originally from Iraq. As a result, Nina knows how to make all of the most amazing Israeli, Iraqi, Romanian, and Sephardic dishes.
Nina’s recipes are in her head, from a lifetime of cooking seven days a week. I had this idea to get together, cook, and write down instructions in English along with measurements, so I could make her recipes accessible to the average home cook. We set aside a day from 9 a.m. until 2p.m.
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