Tamarind-Marinated Hanger Steak and Salad

Anita Dairy Free, Entrée, Gluten Free, Greens, Meats, Paleo, Salad, What's Cooking Leave a Comment

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 …

Brown Rice Pan Bread and a Chysamthemum Pomegranate Salad

Anita Breakfast, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Greens, Herbs, Salad, Vegetarian 4 Comments

Hello dear friends.   I’ve missed writing here.  I’ve been meaning to share this bread recipe for a long while.  We, Lebanese folks, love our bread and use it a whole lot in many different ways – rolled for sandwiches, as a scoop for stews, as a snack with zaatar.   Early in January, I had to find ways to replace this …

Mediterranean Chicken Salad with Artichoke Spinach Relish (dressing)

Anita Appetizer, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Greens, Herbs, Paleo, Salad, What's Cooking 4 Comments

*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

Anita Dairy Free, Entrée, Gluten Free, Herbs, Paleo, Salad, Shellfish, What's Cooking 2 Comments

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, …

Grilled Winter Greens, Herbed Red Snapper and a Tart Apple Dressing

Anita Dairy Free, Entrée, Fish, Gluten Free, Greens, Paleo, Salad, What's Cooking 5 Comments

The idea for this plate has been twirling in my head for a couple of weeks and didn’t get to it until now.  I love grilled foods and I always want some kind of dip, sauce, dressing with it.  I was craving acidic, tart flavors, but citrus is out for the next few months (unfortunately!), I opted to make a …

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 …