One of the most popular and delicious Middle Eastern salads is tabbouleh. Traditionally, it is made with tomatoes, parsley, mint, onions, bulgur, olive oil, lemon juice and salt. This is not your traditional recipe, this is my take on it. If you are eating a Paleo diet, then you know that bulgur is not Paleo approved. [Read more…]
One of my dad’s favorite meals is his mom’s chicken and rice. Not just any chicken and rice, her special chicken and rice. She would make it for us every Sunday we would visit growing up. We would walk into my grandparents house and smell the chicken roasting and the aroma of all the blend of spices she used in the rice. All of my uncles, aunts and cousins would gather together and enjoy our Tata’s delicious food.
Rice. If you’re Middle Eastern, been to the Middle East, or have ever had Middle Eastern food, you know that our food revolves around rice. Almost every dish is rice based. The first thing that my family and friends ask when I tell them I eat Paleo or Whole30 is, “What do you mean you don’t eat rice? What DO you eat?” My answer is always, “I make rice out of cauliflower.” The stunned look on their faces is quite priceless! My little family loves cauli-rice and we eat it all the time. It is full of vitamins and nutrients and it has more calcium than milk. My daughter prefers cauli-rice over regular rice, and honestly, so do I. [Read more…]