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Articles by Habeeb Salloum

Stuffed Grape Leaves with Sumac (Mihshee Waraq Inab ma’ Summaq)

Stuffed Grape Leaves with Sumac (Mihshee Waraq Inab ma’ Summaq)

3:10 pm Feb 2, 2016

Although rolling grape leaves is a tedious task, the end justifies the means. These are heavenly. (Serves about 6)

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Sumac Zucchini Dip

Sumac Zucchini Dip

3:02 pm Feb 2, 2016

Easy and quick to prepare, this is a flavourful and smooth dip with an extra tart taste of sumac. It can also be drizzled over baked potatoes, adding a great tang to an otherwise boring vegetable. (Serves 4)

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Olives with Za’tar

3:00 pm Feb 2, 2016

For a new kick on olives, try marinating them in this mix.

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Drained Yogurt with Za’tar

2:59 pm Feb 2, 2016

This dish is excellent as a dip or a spread on toast.

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Iraqi Sumac Salad

Iraqi Sumac Salad

2:56 pm Feb 2, 2016

This salad is best eaten right away and, although popular as a side salad, it works well as a meal on its own.
(Serves 4 to 6)

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Toast with Za‘tar

2:46 pm Feb 2, 2016

For breakfast, lunch or snack, this is a quick and delicious dish.

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Sumac and Thyme Mixture – Za’tar

Sumac and Thyme Mixture – Za’tar

2:31 pm Feb 2, 2016

Sumac is an important ingredient in this dish that is used to season other foods. As flavouring, it gives bread, olives, and yogurt an exquisite taste. Za’tar is found mixed and ready for use in almost all Middle Eastern markets located in every...

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Almond Drink - Horchata

12:29 pm Dec 8, 2014

Horchata is an exact replica of a Moroccan almond drink served to honoured guests. First prepared in Andalusia by the Moors, it was taken to North Africa by the expelled Muslims, and to the Americas by the Conquistadors. (Serves 10)

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Stuffed Grape Leaves (Mahshi Waraq Inab)

Stuffed Grape Leaves (Mahshi Waraq Inab)

12:18 pm Dec 8, 2014

Swiss chard, kohlrabi leaves, or other vegetable leaves may be substituted for the grape leaves. Also, the same stuffing used in cabbage rolls may be substituted. (Serves 8)

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Chickpea Stew with Tomatoes and Sweet Peppers

Chickpea Stew with Tomatoes and Sweet Peppers

12:12 pm Dec 8, 2014

If a thicker stew is desired, most of the water in which the chickpeas are cooked can be drained before stirring into the remaining ingredients. (Serves 12)

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Bean and Almond Soup (Asseeda)

Bean and Almond Soup (Asseeda)

12:03 pm Dec 8, 2014

This North African soup is both exotic and delicious. (Serves 12)

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Chickpea Dip and Somali Hummus

11:55 am Dec 8, 2014

The recipe for this appetizer differs somewhat from the hummus dish recipes found in the Greater Syria area (Syria, Lebanon, Palestine, and Jordan). The addition of spices and yoghurt makes this version much tastier. (Serves 12)

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Red Pepper Dip / Salad (Mahamara)

Red Pepper Dip / Salad (Mahamara)

11:51 am Dec 8, 2014

This tasty well-known Aleppo dish, usually served as an appetizer, adds colour to any meal.  (Serves 8)

 

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Pomegranate Taboula

Pomegranate Taboula

11:44 am Dec 8, 2014

This recipe is a tasty and festive version of taboula.
(Serves 12)

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QUINGOMBOS GUISADOS ~ Caribbean Okra Stew

QUINGOMBOS GUISADOS ~ Caribbean Okra Stew

2:00 pm Feb 9, 2014

This dish is believed to have originated in Puerto Rico and then spread to the other islands in the Caribbean. (Serves 4 to 6)

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HARIRA ~ Chickpea, Tomato, and Lentil Soup

HARIRA ~ Chickpea, Tomato, and Lentil Soup

1:34 pm Feb 9, 2014

In Morocco, Harira is served as a daily soup, to begin a feast, or to break the fast in the evenings of Ramadan – the Muslim holy month. This version is much more spicy than the Harira usually cooked in Morocco. (Serves 12)

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SOPA DE ELOTE ~ Corn Soup

1:27 pm Feb 9, 2014

The indigenous peoples of Mexico believed that corn had a divine origin. They called this golden grain the ‘food of the gods’ and believed that the gods first made humans from corn. It was so important in their culinary world, they called it...

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ASSEEDA ~ Bean and Almond Soup

3:20 pm Feb 8, 2014

This North African soup is both exotic and tasty.  (Serves about 6 to 8 people)

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BORSCHT ~ Beet Soup

5:05 pm Feb 7, 2014

There are numerous versions of this famous Eastern European soup/stew; this is mine.  (Serves about 8)

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HAREESA ~ Hot Red Pepper Sauce

4:58 pm Feb 7, 2014

This sauce is served with every meal in Tunisia, North Africa.  It is an excellent condiment for those who like their food fiery hot. A little, or a lot, of this hot sauce can be added to the entrées which follow to fire up the degree of ‘heat’...

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Mujaddara Vegetarian Lentil Stew

2:50 pm May 17, 2011

One of the greatest examples of these dishes is mujaddara, made from lentils and bulgur or rice. It has been one of the basic foods of Middle Eastern peasants and labourers since the dawn of history. Even in the homes of the wealthy it is often...

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Baked Fish in Tahini

3:07 pm May 16, 2011

(Serves 6-8)

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Tahini & Cucumber Salad

3:05 pm May 16, 2011

(Serves 6)

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Eggplant Puree

3:02 pm May 16, 2011

Can be served as an appetizer, dip or salad.

(Serves about 8)

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Hummus Bi Tahini

2:59 pm May 16, 2011

This renowned Middle Eastern dish has become a favourite of many people in Europe and North America. Research has established that this dish contains a high quality protein, as well as anti-oxidants which help prevent heart disease and cancer. In...

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Tahini and Yogurt Appetizer

2:58 pm May 16, 2011

(Serves 4-6)

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Avocado and Tahini Spread

2:56 pm May 16, 2011

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Tahini-Parsley Delight

2:54 pm May 16, 2011

This sauce is excellent when served as an appetizer or a dip, and goes with fish dishes.

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Spicy Tahini Sauce

2:52 pm May 16, 2011

Can be used as a dip for raw vegetables, or as a sauce with falafel, cooked vegetables and all types of poultry.

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ANCIENT GRAINS ....For Life After Wheat

03:48 pm December 1, 2003

Ancient grains are becoming more popular every day. Even though at present they are mostly unknown or used to feed birds and livestock,  their nutritious qualities are gradually being recognized. Staples in one part of the world or another since... Read more »

Baked Herb Stuffed Fish

12:07 pm May 11, 2011

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Shrimps in Garlic

12:05 pm May 11, 2011

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Eggs With Truffles

12:02 pm May 11, 2011

(Serves 4) Hot-house, Moroccan and Syrian canned truffles can be found in Middle Eastern stores or in some specialty food shops.

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Tomato & Coriander Salad

11:59 am May 11, 2011

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Chickpea Soup

11:56 am May 11, 2011

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Guacamole — Avocado Appetizer

11:54 am May 11, 2011

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Baked Onion Rounds

2:31 pm May 4, 2011

This recipe comes to us courtesy of Foodland Ontario.

Thick onion slices are baked with honey, mustard and a sage topping. These are wonderful with any entrée, but are especially delectable when served with chicken or turkey. Serves 4.

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Beet and Onion Salad

2:30 pm May 4, 2011

Serves about 6

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Creamed Onion Soup

2:26 pm May 4, 2011

Serves about 8

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Marinated Onion

2:24 pm May 4, 2011

This makes an excellent side dish at barbecues

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Baked Onion and Cheese

2:23 pm May 4, 2011

Makes a great appetizer, side dish or snack

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Onions with Tahini

2:21 pm May 4, 2011

Can be served as a dip or appetizer.

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Cranberry Honey Spread

10:54 am Mar 29, 2011

Tastes great on toast or crackers.

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Cranberry Soup

10:51 am Mar 29, 2011

Serves about 10

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Walnut Cranberry Sauce

10:49 am Mar 29, 2011

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Cranberry Salad Dressing

3:24 pm Mar 25, 2011

This dressing, sufficient for roughly four salads, adds a refreshing touch to a bowl of salad greens.

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Cranberry Relish

3:23 pm Mar 25, 2011

Delicious when served with all types of meat.

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Spiced Cranberry Punch

3:22 pm Mar 25, 2011

Taste before taking punch off the fire and if not sweet enough add more honey.

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Almond Stew: Al-Qidra bi-Lauz

12:01 pm Mar 11, 2011

(Serves - 4 to 6)

In Morocco almonds are basic ingredients in many dishes.

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Fig and Pistachio Balls

12:00 pm Mar 11, 2011

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Pistachio Fruit Dessert

11:57 am Mar 11, 2011

(Serves 6)

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Almond Drink - Horchata

11:55 am Mar 11, 2011

(Serves about 10)

Horchata is an exact replica of a Moroccan almond drink that is served to honoured guests. First prepared in Andalusia by the Moors, it was taken to North Africa by the expelled Muslims and to the Americas by the Conquistadors.

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Bean and Almond Soup - Asseeda

11:53 am Mar 11, 2011

(Serves about 6 to 8)

This North African soup is both exotic and tasty.

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Pistachio Honeyed Rice

11:52 am Mar 11, 2011

(Serves 4 to 6)

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Spicy Pistachio Mashed Potatoes Appetizer

11:49 am Mar 11, 2011

(Serves 8)

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Aztec Hot Chocolate Recipe

4:18 pm Jan 31, 2011

To view the entire “Sexy Food from Around the World” feature, visit http://vitalitymagazine.com/food-features/sexy-food-from-around-the-world/

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Fig and Honey Dessert

4:16 pm Jan 31, 2011

To view the entire “Sexy Foods from Around the World” feature, visit http://vitalitymagazine.com/food-features/sexy-food-from-around-the-world/

(Serves 4)

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Avocado Cocktail Spread

4:13 pm Jan 31, 2011

To view the entire “Sexy Foods from Around the World” feature, visit http://vitalitymagazine.com/food-features/sexy-food-from-around-the-world/

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Chickpea with Pomegranate

4:09 pm Jan 31, 2011

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(Serves 6 to 8)

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Before modern medicine, doctors prescribed raw garlic for colds, menstrual disorders and impotence

Garlic Medicine: Folklore Traditions from the Far East

04:35 pm October 1, 2009

Through the centuries, people have either believed that garlic was divine or, with fanatical aversion, detested its very name. This well-known condiment with a unique flavour not found in any other vegetable has caused, and is still arousing,... Read more »