Easy Egyptian Lentil Soup Recipe (Vegan Friendly)

It doesn't get much easier than this lentil soup recipe. I learned this recipe from my mother who made it especially during lent, but also any time we had a craving for lentil soup. One of her favorite idioms is that less or simple is often more when it comes to cooking. That's especially true... Continue Reading →

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Joe’s Shish Kabob – Fall River, MA

I have yet to find more than three real Middle Eastern restaurants that actually have good food in the Massachusetts and Rhode Island areas. One of them is the incomparable East Side Pockets in Providence, RI (Syrian), another is Falafel King in Quincy, MA (Iraqi) and the other is Joe's Shish Kabob (Lebanese) covered in... Continue Reading →

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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