Pearl Couscous

Summer Pearl Couscous with Garlic Scapes

Israeli/ Pearl/ Regular Couscous is a small whole grain-like food made from semolina or wheat flour. It has a slight toasty and nutty flavor and is chewy in texture. It can be made like a regular pasta dish. Just add some vegetables and leafy green. You can always try it with pesto or some regular vinegar oil maple dressing. Enjoy it!!… 

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Chickpea Salad with Za'atar

Roasted Chickpea Salad with Za’atar

Za’atar is one of my favorite spice blends; it’s full of flavor, and goes perfectly with mint and lemon. This recipe blends crunchy vegetables with garbanzo beans that have been roasted with za’atar. It’s very easy and quick to make, and can be eaten both warm and cold. If desired, add some crumbled feta cheese for creaminess.


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Black Eyed Peas

Black Eye Peas Salad

Adding earthy flavored legumes in a salad is a perfect way to convert your salad into a full satisfying meal. I am a big fan of including legumes, beans and lentils in my diet at least once a day. This helps me to have all the protein and other good essential vitamins and calcium needed by my body…. 

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Carrot Cheese Balls

Carrot and Cottage/Ricotta Cheese Balls

I wrote about potato, cottage cheese and spinach rolls earlier.  Today I tried a different version when our friend came over for dinner, and the new combination had a very simple but very delightful flavor. Also, this recipe is eggless, and still tastes as good 🙂 . I used Japanese bread crumbs  to give a better texture to this dish, but that can always be replaced with regular bread crumbs…. 

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