Mujadara (A Middle Eastern Rice & Lentil dish topped with caramelized onions)
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Mujadara (A Middle Eastern Rice & Lentil dish topped with caramelized onions)

Mujadara is a Middle Eastern staple made often during the cooler seasons as a comforting dinner. This cumin flavored rice and lentil meal is a hearty vegan dish as it is topped with a bountiful of crispy caramelized onions and often served with refreshing salads such as fattoush. My mom always paired it with a…

Patlican Soslu (Turkish Eggplant Tomato Dip)
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Patlican Soslu (Turkish Eggplant Tomato Dip)

As many of you may know, I was born and raised in northern New Jersey and moved to Chicago after I got married. One of the things I miss about NJ is this one Turkish restaurant called Toros. They have the most delicious food. One of my favorite appetizers from there is this Turkish Eggplant…

Mansaf
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Mansaf

Mansaf is a classic Jordanian Bedouin dish featuring tender pieces of lamb, fluffy rice, and a tangy-jameed-based yogurt sauce, all on top of a thin Middle Eastern flatbread known as Shrak. Mansaf is a dish that is loved by everyone in my family. My mother was raised in Jordan, where she was taught this dish…