Tamarind-Marinated Hanger Steak and Salad

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If you’ve never bought a hanger steak before, you should.  Last weekend we had a glimpse of Spring with a fantastic Saturday weather than begged for grilling.  I was chatting with the butcher about different cuts and decided to throw in a hanger steak in the mix.  All I can say is 1) Yummy, I was surprised with its tenderness …

Minty Avocado Dip

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Hi guys.  Here’s a quick recipe for a favorite snack of mine.  I add it to sandwiches, as a side with grilled meats and serves as my breakfast at times with some rice crackers. Healthy, filling and fast! Save the avocado pits to be added to any smoothie you like.  It adds a nutty flavor and offers cancer-fighting, digestive and antioxidant …

Green Energy Smoothie

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A beautiful Spring day in the South calls for a not-so-average breakfast.  A nutrient-dense delicious smoothie that can keep you running all day, not to mention full and satisfied.  This has been my breakfast for the last week while traveling.  With variations along the way to keep my taste buds stimulated, I can see a addiction on the way.  Not …

Rainbow Trout with a Rustic Herb Sauce

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Anytime I prepare whole fish, thoughts of platters of crispy-skinned sardines and red mullet (or Sultan Ibrahim as it’s called in Lebanon) flood my vision.  It was my favorite way to eat fish growing up – crispy fish, lemon to squeeze and a garlicky tahini sauce!! Today, we’re not making those, but another seriously yummy and super easy recipe.  It was …

Spiced Kale Chips

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Hi there.  I’m still here and really wanting to share recipes.  A year later, I’m still on my detox diet and working really hard to reach a wholesome state of being. Although quite difficult at times,  it has been an enlightening path this detoxing thing.  I have had the opportunity to creatively explore our food and reinvent our meals.  I …

Roasted Delicata Squash Soup – Perfect Welcome for Fall!

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It’s been a mostly rainy first week of Fall, begging for soups and autumn dishes – satisfying, colorful and healthy.  And on a personal note, I’ve been finding much satisfaction in clean and simple cooking, no fads, no trendy ingredients – just what naturally resonates with me.   Many of the recipes lately have been transmuted from flavors of childhood to …

Mediterranean Chicken Salad with Artichoke Spinach Relish (dressing)

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*Hello Friends, please make note of the new site address www.myfreshlevant.com Do you sometimes dream solutions to your questions??  A couple of weeks ago, I did.   Let me backtrack a bit.  I’m one of those foodies that’s always thinking about ingredients and how they would fit together to create new flavors.  This process has been on overdrive since my detox …

Grilled Mussels and Herb Salad and a Peachy Dressing

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It’s Summertime in the South, temperatures are already soaring close to 100˚F and my oven is sort of taking a break.  I love making playful light dishes with all the fresh greens and seafood from the local market, and proud to say that many of the herbs that I’m using now come from my little herb garden – oregano, marjoram, …