Appetizers

Kicked Up Chicken Salad

Kicked Up Chicken Salad

I haven’t always been a fan of chicken salad, that is until I had some delicious chicken salad at a potluck a few years ago. After the potluck, I came straight home and tried to recreate the recipe.

Creamy Yogurt and Purslane Dip (Poorpookheena B’Mesta ooh Tooyma)

Creamy Yogurt and Purslane Dip (Poorpookheena B’Mesta ooh Tooyma)

What’s healthier than spinach and makes this dip extra special? PURSLANE! You might be asking yourself, “what the heck is purslane?” Well, I’m glad you asked! Purslane is an edible succulent that has a slightly sour taste. It can be eaten as is, steamed, or fried.

Smoked Salmon Pinwheels

Smoked Salmon Pinwheels

I woke up very excited this morning because today was our long-awaited camping trip! As I was pulling things out of the fridge drawer to pack in the cooler, I noticed some leftover smoked salmon that I had completely forgotten about. An idea instantly popped in my head… Smoked Salmon Pinwheels!

Tabouli (Taboula) Salad

Tabouli (Taboula) Salad

Tabouli, called “Taboula” in Assyrian, is a delicious and healthy salad which is eaten in most Middle Eastern countries. The most over-powering ingredient in tabouli is usually parsley.

Middle Eastern Dilled Fava Beans (Bagila)

Middle Eastern Dilled Fava Beans (Bagila)

Fava beans are a staple in the Middle East. Not only are they delicious, but they are also very nutritious! Fava beans are high protein, packing 9 grams of protein in a 1/2 cup serving.

Nena’s Favorite Layered Mexican Bean Dip

Nena’s Favorite Layered Mexican Bean Dip

This Layered Mexican Bean Dip is a family favorite. I always prepare it for parties and potlucks. I love that it’s so simple to prepare and always a crowd pleaser!



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