Labneh Dip with Tomato and Cilantro

A while ago, my wife and I were hunting for foods we hadn't tried in a Middle Eastern market. As a lover of yogurt and cheese, she spotted a container of Labneh, which is a kind of Arabic Yogurt. It goes by other names and pronunciations as well, like "Labne," "Laban," or, "Kefir Cheese," although... Continue Reading →

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Guacamole Recipe

There are few foods that herald summer like the freshness of homemade guacamole. For those of us well acquainted with the cool, deliciously earthy, yet creamy flavors contained in this dip or garnish we know that a good meal usually accompanies a good guacamole. Then there are those of us who may never have tried... Continue Reading →

Pico de Gallo Salsa

This is a labor of love in salsa form. I learned the basic variation of this pico de gallo recipe from two of my long time friends. They made the salsa together and served it with tortilla chips at a cookout where the main feature was grilled clams in their shells. At this barbecue, I... Continue Reading →

Simple and Authentic Hummus Recipe

Making hummus is more of an art than a science... At least that's what I was led to believe whenever I asked my mother for a solid hummus recipe.  Instead, the only knowledge I gained was about what was in hummus and what it should taste like.  Based on that, I had to just keep... Continue Reading →

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