• moussaka
    Dairy Free,  Dinner,  Gluten Free,  Keto

    Middle Eastern Moussaka (Imsaka’a)

    Many of us have heard of moussaka; that delicious greek baked eggplant and ground beef dish often topped with bechamal. Well, my mom made something very similar to it growing up. I was actually reminded of this rich dish the other day when speaking with my mom on the phone. She made it for dinner for my dad and brothers. The next day I went to the grocery store and bought the ingredients! Here is my version of it; although not as traditional since I used red peppers as opposed to tomatoes; it is still delicious! Servings: 4-6 Total Time: approx. 1 hour Ingredients 1 1/2 lb of ground beef…

  • roasted eggplant saute
    Appetizers,  Dairy Free,  Dinner,  Gluten Free,  Keto,  Side Dishes

    Roasted Eggplant Sauté

    Anyone else a huge fan of eggplant?? I absolutely love it. It started with my love for baba ghanoush and manifested into using eggplant in so many other dishes. Here is the perfect example of a deliciously easy side dish where eggplant is the star. I make this for weeknight¬†dinners as a side and my hubby loves it. Several of you have been asking for more meatless recipes and this is an amazing one which happens to be vegan as well. Servings: 2-4 Total Time: approx. 35 minutes Ingredients 2 medium eggplants sliced into batons 1 red onion finely sliced 1 yellow onion finely sliced 3 garlic cloves minced 1/2…

  • Dairy Free,  Dinner,  Gluten Free,  Ramadan,  Side Dishes

    Fattet Makdous (layered baby eggplant dish)

    If you ask me what my favorite Ramadan side dish is; it would be this exact dish right here. I am obsessed with fattet makdous which basically is a layered baby eggplant dish with ground beef, bread, and sauces. It literally has all my favorite things in a dish. I have been craving this more than ever lately and with Ramadan right around the corner; I knew I had to come up with a recipe for you all that was just as good but a tad healthier and better for those with gluten and dairy intolerance. Yes, there are several steps to this meal but they are all crucial and…