Salads and Side Dishes

Tabbouli Salad with Tahini Vinaigrette

Tabbouli is a traditional Middle Eastern salad that is made from a ton of parsley, bulgur, onions, and tomatoes. I decided to make my own version of this a little while back, but I added in some more filling vegetables and chickpeas. Served chilled, this salad is light, refreshing, and filling. The tahini vinaigrette adds… Continue reading Tabbouli Salad with Tahini Vinaigrette

Appetizers

Grilled Baba Ganouj

Baba what? Baba ganouj (gan-oosh) is a delicious Middle Eastern appetizer made of roasted eggplant, tahini, and lemon juice. It's similar to hummus, but the pungent roasted eggplant gives it a really special taste. I love it. It's also a nice alternative to hummus because it's lower in calories, carbohydrates, and fat. If you are… Continue reading Grilled Baba Ganouj

Salads and Side Dishes

Lentil, Currant, and Arugula Salad

"Either you have it, or you don't" spoke the ever-eloquent Chef Olsen one day in class, "and having it creates brilliant food. Life changing food." It, is the 'je ne sais quois' of the culinary field. That certain something; a natural instinct if you will, of how things should taste. Creating a a recipe from… Continue reading Lentil, Currant, and Arugula Salad

Appetizers

Roasted Garlic and Lemon Hummus

There is one key to making a simple recipe taste like a great recipe, and that is using the right ingredients. Hummus is one of those appetizers that is good no matter what you do with it. It only takes a few ingredients and a few minutes of your time, but there is something special… Continue reading Roasted Garlic and Lemon Hummus