Baked Eggs with Spinach, Labneh and Za’atar

Baked eggs topped with za'atar in ramekins

Baked eggs with spinach, labneh, and za’atar are one of the simplest and most delicious ways to make eggs. They’re as do-able and delicious on a weekday morning as they are for a special occasion brunch! There’s a secret about baked eggs to keep in your back pocket: they’re so beautiful, special and absolutely delectable…

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Easy Cabbage Salad with Garlic and Lemon

Cabbage salad with garlic and lemon on a blue plate

My easy cabbage salad with garlic and lemon is SUCH a winner! It comes together in a snap and packs incredible fresh flavor. So healthy too! This salad is a winner in every way: the salad comes together in a snap, packs incredible fresh flavor in just a few ingredients, and is at home with…

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Lebanese-Style Chili

Lebanese-style chili gets its fabulous flavor from 7 Spice blend (find it here) together with chili powder. Our favorite legume–chickpeas!–is front and center. Finish with a dollop of labneh and a shower of fresh mint. My family is probably not unusual with our fervent conversations in the category of who-makes-what-best. One such conversation about chili–methods,…

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Lebanese Couscous Salad

Lebanese couscous salad with a spoon in a white dish

Lebanese Couscous Salad is made with larger Lebanese couscous, also known as maghrabia. This is such a versatile salad, not unlike a pasta salad that takes well to a variety of vegetables and herbs. Purchase the couscous in my online shop here. It was not until just a few years ago that I learned there…

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Cabbage Rolls in Tomato Broth

Cabbage rolls with tomato on a platter

The most traditional, most beloved stuffed Lebanese cabbage rolls in tomato broth are easy to make following these simple steps. To make my Garlicky Cabbage Rolls in a water-based broth, click here. So many cultures have their version of a cabbage roll, and with good reason. Cabbage makes the perfect wrapper for fillings, especially the…

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Avocado Hummus

Avocado hummus with olive oil and sumac in a round dish

Avocado hummus takes the best of two worlds–smooth, luscious hummus and silky, healthy avocado–to create flavor and texture magic! Find chickpeas with the peels already removed, along with excellent tahini and sumac, at my online shop here. I’ve always been a critic of anything labeled “hummus” that doesn’t include the very basis of hummus: chickpeas.…

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How to make yogurt.

Homemade yogurt, or Lebanese laban, MaureenAbood.com

Here is such a simple recipe for how to make successful yogurt. Homemade yogurt requires just two ingredients and no special equipment.  Ready to make your own yogurt at home?! It couldn’t be simpler. There are great reasons to make your own yogurt–it’s economical, and also: so much more flavorful than commercial yogurts. Yogurt, or…

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Killer Kofta Bites

kofta in a dish with tahini sauce

Killer Kofta Bites are a play on one of the all-time greatest spiced meats of the world, kofta kebab. Kofta is typically loaded onto a skewer, grilled, and eaten with tahini sauce or toum, bread and trimmings. My kofta bites are loaded with fresh herbs and spices (find them in my shop here!) and baked.…

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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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