Roasted Cauliflower and Tomato Salad

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Cauliflower has to be the most under-appreciated of vegetables.  Its bland flavor doesn’t appeal to many people, although it has a very high nutritional density = a very healthy food.  Aside from cooking the florets in a stew or boiling them (which I am not a fan of), frying them turns them golden brown and delicious.  I’m not afraid of …

Aromatic Jute Mallow Soup with Fennel and Tomato

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The picture above was taken yesterday on the campus of my kids’ school, where leaves are gloriously changing colors and carpeting the grounds. However,  I find it a bit unsettling that we have welcomed Fall with a 101ºF.  Dear Mother Nature, what the heck is going on?  For now, I am pretending is a cool day, perfect for a nutritious …

Coconut and Fig Smoothie

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Now that everyone is back to their routine, I’m still attempting to find mine.  It’s taking me longer than I thought to get a solid schedule together for my newly found free time.  I have decided to resume writing for NaturalNews.com among other things.  And my brain is crowded with recipes that are itching to come out.  I don’t know …

Grilled Zucchinis and Sea Scallops and Two Sauces

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Hello June.  Where has the time gone?  School is out this week and it’s time for a break, so in a few days I pack the kids and a million of their necessities and we drive to Virginia to spend some time with my family.   It’s always fun there, lots of friends and family, and in Lebanese that translates to …

Roasted Beets, Watercress and Apple Salad with Pomegranate Dressing

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Have you ever had times when you’re drawn to a particular vegetable or fruit. It’s an odd feeling, but I occasionally get immense cravings for a particular item; like for instance last Spring, I couldn’t have enough peaches. Well, for the last couple of months, I never leave a market without beets. I use them in juicing, with carrots and …

Baked Red Snapper with Tahini Sauce and Pomegranate

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It’s been so cold around here. This weekend’s high is about 30’F (brrrr..). People here are not used to this kind of cold. In fact, the mere mention of a possible flurry for Friday morning prompted the school system to announce a two-hour delay (we didn’t even get one snowflake!) hehe.. So I was chatting with my brother Dany. yesterday, …