Mutabbal

Another Middle Eastern staple, this is for eggplant lovers – like me – a Godsend. This is very similar in appearance and texture to hummus but made entirely out of baked eggplant.  A nice appetizer, the eggplant is a great weighty addition to any meal. Time: 45 min Serves: 6 Good for: Flavourful, ethnic  appetizer…

The Humble Hummus

It is a dish with origins in the Levant — a region that includes Lebanon, Syria, Palestine, Jordan and Turkey — due to the abundance of chickpea agriculture. It is practically guaranteed if you are invited to a Levantine dinner that this will be present on the table.  Interesting fact about Hummus is that some health…

Terrific Tabouleh

This is especially for those parsley lovers – where a salad can be more than just a salad. The special salad is considered Lebanon’s national food and is said to have originated in the mountains of Lebanon and Syria – but has since then found new fans all over the world (I have even seen…

Artichoke and Spinach Dip Duo

One of those instant classics in restaurants this Artichoke and Spinach dip is an easy way to create an impressive appetiser or for a casual late night movie snack.  It’s great as an alternative dip to those plastic cheese and ranch processed ones you pay for and you get a good serving of some greens…

The humble Bruschetta

Bruschetta is one of those things that people take for granted, but once they are prepared and in front of human mouths, they will fly off in no time. They are light, familiar and great for anytime of day. They are healthy and more importantly tasty. As appetizers or late dinner entrees, you can never…