Menu

lebanese cuisine

mediterranean salad with sumac tahini dressing

by Jackie Newgent  |  November 18, 2019  |  0 Comments
This fall I have had the pleasure to have Leah Kern as my dietetic intern. She loves story-telling about food—and she has quite an adventurous eating style. Her default meals have a Mediterranean flair. So, I asked her to create a seasonal Mediterranean-style recipe for you. (Check out her instagram page for food and stories @foodfor_thought_.) She created this awesome salad that I’ll be sure to be making often. Here’s her story about the delightful salad—and the recipe!
Read More

red rice & beet stuffed grape leaves

by Jackie Newgent  |  September 30, 2019  |  0 Comments
One of my favorite childhood memories is picking fresh grape leaves with my mom. And one of my all-time favorite foods is stuffed grape leaves. It’s definitely my kind of comfort food. While my Lebanese mother made grapes leaves exactly the same way every time … by taste and feel, not by recipe … I like to go rogue from time to time. That’s what I did here. I guess you can say I actually went rather rouge! Instead of a traditional plant-based version, I used red rice and snuck in some beets. Though nothing will ever replace classic stuffed grape leaves, this is definitely a fun one to serve up!
Read More

pistachio-accented hummus with pickled pistachios

by Jackie Newgent  |  April 18, 2019  |  1 Comment
I seriously don’t think I could live without hummus. Being half Lebanese could be one reason for that! The other is that I simply love it. It’s definitely one of my top go-to foods when I need a fast fix. How about you? While I adore the classic version, I also enjoy mixing things up with a non-traditional version every once in a while.
Read More

lebanese potato salad

by Jackie Newgent  |  June 8, 2012  |  0 Comments
Makes 6 servings: 1 cup each Potato salad is not traditionally Lebanese cuisine. But I was craving potato salad and Lebanese food—which is how this inspired recipe came to be. It’s a truly refreshing twist on the traditionally overly-caloric summertime favorite. This fragrant version is vegan, too. I adore this recipe. I hope you do, too! Calories Saved: 240
Read More