Roasted Cauliflower Shawarma

Roasted cauliflower on a sheet pan with foil

Shawarma is traditionally spit-grilled chicken or meat with succulent spices. Roasted Cauliflower Shawarma marries the same flavors that make classic chicken shawarma so delicious, in a gluten-free, vegan recipe. The other day at a football tailgater at Michigan State, I met a kid of Dan’s cousin who found out not long ago that he has…

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Grilled Chicken Shawarma

Grilled Chicken Shawarma Skewers with red onion on a sheet pan

Grilled chicken shawarma is the perfect recipe for summer cookouts: easy, healthy, and incredibly flavorful. You’ll put this one on repeat performance all season long. Steak. Shish Kebab. BBQ Chicken. Steak. Shish Kebab. BBQ Chicken. It’s a kind of grilling rut I’ve noticed in recent summers. Granted, this is a “rut” of delicious dinners, but…

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Chicken Shawarma Recipe

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  No matter how much you prepare, you can’t anticipate everything. This is true in most facets of life, and it’s been true on the promotional tour for the Rose Water & Orange Blossoms cookbook. On my part there’s preparation for what to say, what stories to tell, and what to cook if it’s a…

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Grilled Vegetable Platter with Lemon, Garlic & Mint

Grilled vegetable platter on a blue tablecloth

This showstopper of a grilled vegetable platter belongs on every table! It’s a snap to pull together. Use whole and large pieces of vegetables to make prep simple and quick. The vinaigrette finishes the grilled vegetable platter with another layer of mouthwatering flavor. When my sister offered to bring grilled vegetables to dinner recently, we…

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Fresh and Classic Lebanese Recipes Easy Strawberry Jam Avocado Tabbouleh Salad Strawberry Cake with Whipped Cream Grilled Chicken Shawarma I’m so glad you’re here! I’m Maureen Abood, and I’m so happy you are here to feast on delicious Lebanese recipes and enjoy tips on how to make them with success and ease. You are part…

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35 Lebanese Easter Recipes

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Add flair and family favorites to your Easter menu with 35 favorites that we turn to for fabulous Easter cooking, baking, eating, and celebrating! I’m revisiting this special post from early on in the life of my blog, because the sentiments hold true and I want to say it all again to you! It has…

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Lebanese Vegetarian and Vegan Recipes

Lebanese eggplant on a blue platter with tahini sauce

We do them so well! There are many Lebanese vegetarian and vegan recipes to love and to make again and again. Here are some favorites. All-Star Salads. Village Salad. With a twist: apple, honey. Malfouf Salad, ultra-flavorful no-mayo slaw. Tomato Salad with Mint. This is on the cover of my cookbook! Lebanese Potato Salad. Lemony.…

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How to Make Great Tahini Sauce

Tahini sauce in a bowl with a whisk

Great tahini sauce finds itself on so many of our favorite dishes, from Lebanese shawarma to falafel. Learn how to make tahini sauce with the method that results in a smooth, glossy, delicious sauce. Shop my online market here for excellent tahini (not all are created equally!). You would think that making tahini sauce is…

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Most Popular Lebanese Recipes of 2021

Mujadara in a pot on the stove

Here are my most popular Lebanese recipes of 2021, the recipes you–and there are LOTS of you!–visited most. Let’s get inspired by these for the New Year ahead! 20: Mixed Nut Hushweh Rice Pilaf She made everything special, and her rice is indeed that. Studded with mushrooms and pine nuts, this rice belongs at the…

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Top 20 Recipes of 2020!

Fatayar triangle in the palm of the hand

Here are the top 20 recipes of 2020, the recipes you–and there are LOTS of you!–visited most. I know I’ll be revisiting some of my own recipes based on these favorites in the New Year. You’ll find everything from recipes that define a healthy Mediterranean Diet to festive recipes for celebrations. Let’s go!   20:…

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