A July Menu: Delicious Lebanese Vegan

Za'atar flatbread on a pizza peel, Maureen Abood

A new Za’atar Flatbread recipe to love

A sundae with hot fudge sauce, marshmallow sauce, and Spanish peanuts. A salty-sweet tradition.

Apricot-Walnut Granola with Orange Blossom, and a new life

Arugula with Sugared Cranberries & Pancetta. And let’s talk cookbooks.

Arugula mujadara platter

Arugula, Avocado and Mujadara Platter

Aspargus pickles in weck jars

Asparagus Pickles with Grape Leaves

Avocado tahini dip with sesame seeds and crudite

Avocado Tahini Dip

Baba Gannouj on a plate with pomegranate seeds

Baba Gannouj Recipe, a super bowl…

Baked pita chips on a sheet pan

Baked Pita Chips! And how the video got going (cousin-love).

Square dish with barley picnic salad and a big spoon, in Mom's hands

Barley Picnic Salad, and 4th of July in Harbor Springs

Basil oil in three plates on the counter

Basil Dipping Oil

Basil Zucchini soup in a blue and white bowl

Basil Zucchini Soup

Apple pie on a rack with sugar and spoon

Best Pie Crust Tips

Blueberry cobbler with golden top and a spoon on a white wood table, Maureen ABood

Blueberry Cobbler, at the end of a long day

Bread and Butter Sweet Pickle Chicops

Bread and Butter Sweet Pickle Chips

Broccolini with Pine Nut Sauce and Sumac

Broccolini with Pine Nut Sauce

Brussels Sprouts with Dates and Walnuts, MaureenAbood.com

Brussels Sprouts with Dates and Walnuts. And a full report.

Broiled Apricots with Labneh, MaureenAbood.com

Burnt Sugar Apricots with Labneh, and a must-have book

Candied Kumquats Recipe (over ice cream)

Caprese salad on a blue platter

Caprese Salad with Pomegranate and Mint

Cheese Fondue Recipe (with…za’atar!)

Chickpea Feta Salad, MaureenAbood.com

Chickpea and Feta Picnic Salad

Chocolate crinkle cookies with orange blossom on a silpat

Chocolate Crinkle Cookies with Orange Blossom

Citrus Salad Recipe, and a new Middle Eastern cookbook

Coosa and eggs, breakfast (or dinner) of champions

Cranberry sauce with rose water, MaureenAbood.com

Cranberry Sauce with Rose Water & Pistachios

Crisp Lentil Patties, MaureenAbood.com

Crisp Lentil Patties Recipe

Crunchy Cucumber Salad

Crunchy Roast Chickpeas with Za’atar, good and good for you

Crustless Spinach and Feta Quiche with Sumac Recipe. Say yes to the dress.

Cucumber bites with Labneh and Olives, MaureenAbood.com

Cucumber Bites with Labneh and Olives

Date Nut Bread Recipe, and learning to fly solo

Date-Crisp Balls, Maureen Abood

Date-Crisp Balls

Baked Brie on a wood board

Easy Figgy Baked Brie

Fattoush salad, and poetry, in motion

French Lentils with Dijon

Fresh Herb Falafel Wrap, Maureen Abood

Fresh Herb Falafel Pita Wrap

Fresh Mint Hummus

Fresh Mint Slushie with fresh mint and cucumbers on the counter

Fresh Mint Slushie

Fried Cauliflower, and this time last year

Lebanese eggplant on a blue platter with tahini sauce

Garlic Tahini Eggplant

Garlicky Lebanese Lentil Soup with Swiss Chard and Lemon; dressed up Rushta

Grilled Pizza with Za’atar, Tomatoes & Fresh Mozzarella

Have homemade granola bars, will travel. To Lebanon.

Homemade Apricot-Lime Fruit Leather

Homemade cultured butter with a green knife

Homemade Butter. You HAVE TO!

Falafel on a blue plate with dipping sauce

Homemade Falafel Recipe

Homemade Power Bars Recipe: Apricot Almond

How to Make Yogurt, MaureenAbood.com

Homemade yogurt, Lebanese laban: the recipe

Labneh preserved in oil, MaureenAbood.com

Homemade yogurt: straining for laban, labne, and labne preserved in oil

Purple eggplant in a footed dish on a marble countertop, Maureen Abood

How to Choose an Eggplant

Grape leaves on the vine

How to identify, clean, and store fresh grape leaves

Hummus bi Tahini, with a secret ingredient

Hummus topped with spicy sauteed red peppers

Hummus topped with Spicy Sauteed Red Pepper

Hummus with olives, pine nuts, and crostini

Hummus with Olives, Pine Nuts and Olive Oil Crostini

Ingredient: Little coosa, little summer squash

Ingredient: Potatoes

Ingredient: Produce, the mother lode

Ingredient: Red Bell Peppers

Mashed Potatoes with Olive Oil, Maureen Abood.com

Irish Mashed Potatoes. In the Lebanese Way.

Watermelon bites with labneh and cucumber on a plate, sourrounded by watermelon and a green-trimmed towel, Maureen abood

Keep moving forward. Plus Watermelon Labneh Bites.

Sauteed squash cores in a little bowl

Koosa Core Saute

Koosa squash cooked in yogurt

Koosa in Yogurt Sauce

Labneh Green Goddess with crudite platter

Labneh Green Goddess

Labor Day Weekend Breakfast: White Peach Pancakes

Fresh summer fruit with Lebanese ashta cream on a blue and white plate, surrounded by a wicker table and silver spoons from Maureen Abood

Lebanese Ashta Recipe, with Fresh Fruit

Lebanese Butter Cookies, or Graybeh

Malfouf salad, MaureenAbood.com

Lebanese Cabbage Slaw, Malfouf Salad

Lebanese cheese:Jibin, with habibi-love

Cucumber Tomato Salad, Maureen Abood.com

Lebanese Cucumber & Tomato Salad with Mint

Lebanese Fattah

Lebanese Fattah: Chickpeas, pita chips, and labneh with garnishes

Lebanese Fattoush Salad

Lebanese Glazed Sweet Bread, Ka’ik

Manoushe with Za'atar, MaureenAbood.com

Lebanese man’oushe, za’atar flatbread

Lebanese Olive Salad, and Our Town

Lebanese Panzanella Salad

Lebanese Potato Salad

Lebanese spinach pies on a blue floral plate, Maureen Abood

Lebanese Spinach Pies, or fatayar, or whatever

Lebanese Summer Salads

Lebanese Tomato Salad. Let juice run down your chin.

Vegetable soup Lebanese style in a bowl

Lebanese Vegetable Soup with Chickpeas and Kale

Leeks in Olive Oil, and scenes from the farm market

Bowl of lentil tomato soup on the counter

Lentil Bulgur Soup with Mint Olive Oil

7 layer dip Mediterranean style in a pie plate

Mediterranean 7 Layer Dip

Lebanese cheese flatbreads

Mini Cheese Flatbreads with Mint

Mmmm Mmmm Mujadara, Lebanese lentil pilaf

Lebanese rice with pine nuts and mushrooms in a blue bowl

Mom’s Special Lebanese Rice

Mujadara rolled in pita on a white plate

Mujadara Pita Roll Up

Pistachio baklawa made with olive oil, cut in pieces in the pan

Olive Oil Baklawa with Pistachios

Olive Oil Popcorn with Za’atar

Pasta with Labneh and Peas

Pasta with Morels, Garlic & Cream

Pia’s Eggplant Parmigiana

Pickled Turnips, and an introduction to Aunt Hilda

Pink Deviled Eggs (laban & mint), for Mrs. Smith

Pita Crisps with Labne & Za’atar

Pomegranate yogurt smoothie, MaureenAbood.com

Pomegranate Yogurt Smoothie. And at last: the Vitamix!

Porch time: Strawberry Rose Lemonade (Part II)

Peeled Chickpeas, Maureen Abood Market

Pre-Peeled Chickpeas. A homemade hummus game-changer.

Quick Mixed Pickles

Quinoa Protein Salad in a Deruta serving dish

Quinoa Protein Salad

Quinoia tabbouleh with mint, onion, tomato, and parsley on a white platter, MaureenAbood.com

Quinoa Tabbouleh Recipe

Radish and Arugula Salad, MaureenAbood.com

Radish & arugula salad. Here let us feast.

Raspberry Cream Scones with Rose Water Glaze

Raspberry Rose Jelly

Red beet hummus with beets and sesame seeds in a bowl

Red Beet Hummus

Rhubarb tart with pistachios on a sheet pan

Rhubarb Pistachio Tart

Roasted brussels sprouts with red onion, toasted hazelnuts, and mulberry syrup, MaureenAbood.com

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Toasted Hazelnuts

Roasted Butternut Squash with Tahini and Pine Nuts

Roasted cauliflower on a sheet pan with foil

Roasted Cauliflower Shawarma

Roasted New Potatoes in a blue striped bowl on the counter

Roasted New Potatoes with Mint

Muhammara, roasted red bell pepper dip with pita bread

Roasted red pepper-walnut dip, Muhammara

Salted Tahini Avocado Toast on a blue floral plate with blue linen napkin.

Salted Tahini Avocado Toast

Satueed spinach with pine nuts, MaureenAbood.com

Sauteed Spinach with Toasted Pine Nuts

Serious Garlic Sauce, or Toum

Shakshuka with labneh, za'atar and avocado

Shakshuka with Avocado, Labneh, and Za’atar

Sitto’s Spanakopita Recipe

Soft scrambled eggs with asparagus, MaureenAbood.com

Soft-scrambled eggs with asparagus; let the Lenten fast begin

Tomato salsa topped with fresh mint in a bowl, surrounded by pita bread on a platter

Spicy Lebanese Salsa

Strawberry Rose Fool. My Favorite Bakeless Sweet.

Sumac Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Summer veggie pita wraps, and a Lebanese feast in Harbor Springs

Sweet Potato Biscuits from Kinfolk Table

Tabbouleh makes me shake-shake my bootie

Tahini date granola bars, MaureenAbood.com

Tahini-Date Granola Bars, with Dried Apricots. A strong start.

Technique: How to cook potatoes perfectly for salad

Technique: How to prepare Swiss Chard

Technique: How to Slice, Roast, and Peel a Red Pepper

Lebanese Easter Ka'ik with glaze on a rack

Tips for a Better Lebanese Ka’ik Recipe

Pickling cucumbers in a gratin dish on the counter

Tips for choosing and storing most-used produce

Toasted Bulgur Pilaf with Zucchini, MaureenAbood.com

Toasted Bulgur Pilaf with Zucchini. Never too much.

Avocado Tomato Salad with Feta, MaureenAbood.com

Tomato Cucumber Salad with Avocado and Feta

Tomato kibbeh on a blue and white platter with mint and olive oil, Maureen Abood

Tomato Kibbeh

Vegetarian Grapeleaves, MaureenAbood.com

Vegetarian Grape Leaves (gluten-free and vegan too…)

Vegetarian Stuffed Koosa

Warm Almond Stuffed Dates with Lime Zest, MaureenAbood.com

Warm Almond-Stuffed Dates with Lime Zest; a California story

Fine and coarse bulgur side by side in a blue bowl

What is Bulgur?

Dry freekeh in a blue dish

What is Freekeh?

White Asparagus with Pistachio Oil & Lemon

White beans with za'atar roasted tomatoes and olive oil, in a vintage blue pasta bowl

White Beans with Za’atar Roasted Tomatoes and Olive Oil

Whitefish dinner: New potatoes with dill

Yogurt Cucumber Salad with Mint

Labneh dip with Garlic and Herbs, MaureenAbood.com

Your go-to summer dip: Labneh with Garlic and Herbs

Smooth hummus in the food processor, Maureen Abood

Your Guide to the Best Smooth Hummus You Can Make or Eat.

Za'atar Crackers on a sheet pan

Za’atar Crackers

Za'atar kale chips, MaureenAbood.com

Za’atar Kale Chips, and a family story

Za'atar roasted carrots with labneh on a blue floral platter

Za’atar Roasted Carrots

Za'atar roasted pumpkin seeds, Maureen Abood

Za’atar Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

Za'atar roasted tomatos with labneh on crostini, displayed on a cutting board, Maureen Abood

Za’atar Roasted Tomato Crostini with Labneh

Two loaves of twisted bread on a sheet pan

Za’atar Swirl Bread

Za’atar Croissant Recipe, a worthy project

Za'atar Potatoes, MaureenAbood.com

Za’atar Roasted Potato Wedges Recipe. And always on my mind.

Za'atar roasted tomatos with labneh on crostini, displayed on a cutting board, Maureen Abood

Za’atar Roasted Tomato Crostini with Labne, and a Bluff view

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