Tag Archives: Tahini

Homemade Lebanese Shawerma

For those who have seen Shawerma sold in a restaurant or even a little joint  have probably seen the impressive way it is cooked. You can hardly reproduce the same thing at your home, but you can get a nice taste from the version you make yourself.

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Hummus and Italian-style Cheesecake

How do food lovers give good wishes to someone who leaves work to go on an overseas trip?  Well, we have an international potluck of course!  Today, we did just that and so I decided to make a couple of Mediterranean contributions to the event.  I decided to make two items for this simply because I had several leftover ingredients I knew I could use before they reached their expiry dates.  Also, I recently got a new Cuisinart food processor for a birthday present and so decided I would make good use of my new kitchen addition (so far, I love that thing!).

Hummus

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Clint’s Trip to Lebanon

Marhaba! Kifkun? Recently I took a two-week vacation to Lebanon and I can tell you this was the best thing I have ever done! The trip made good sense since fellow Taste-Bud (and good friend) Viviane is one of the Lebanese natives. I had the chance to have a Taste-Bud-guided trip to an exotic place where many foods saw their beginning and where history is everywhere, so I thought why not?

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Vanishing Falafel

I was really looking forward to making the Lebanese Falafel over the weekend! I have heard about the dish quite a bit, but I had never really tried it, let alone made it. I had some free time to make a lunch on Friday and so I decided to do the challenge!

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Challenge 10: Lebanese Falafel

My challenge for my Taste-Buds this time is a recipe that is eaten all through the Middle East, even though if made differently from country to country.  The news about it is that it is a totally vegetarian meal that every man I know LOVES! Yep, you heard me right!

I can tell you it is not something you would eat before a date or an appointment:  it is rich in garlic and onions, so if you fear their effects then better abstain.

Well people, this time we are making Falafel, Lebanese version (my mother’s version to be exact), from scratch. Yep the whole deal. So lift up your sleeves and get down to work for the best Falafel ever!

Oh! By the way if you cannot find the fava beans you can do with the chickpeas alone, although I personally don’t think it is as good.

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