potato fatteh

There’s no hiding my love for Mediterranean food. I can eat it all day, every day, and have a list of recipes on here to prove it! But I was gifted an amazing cookbook, Baladi by Joudie Kalla, and it has truly been a treat reading through it. You not only get detailed family recipes, but you get stories mixed with beautiful photography to give you an experience like no other. An insight into the cuisine itself. From there I gathered the courage to put a spin on a recent favorite, Fatteh…

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Pita Pockets

These Pita pockets are so light and refreshing, they can be great for a light lunch, and if you can find mini pita’s a great dish to serve at party’s. I love just setting everything out on the table like a taco bar, so everyone can make their own, customizing it their personal taste. Add a salad and a side of fries and these are a great weeknight dinner option…

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Hummus

I love hummus for many reasons, but mostly for how versatile it is. I use it in pita pockets, sandwiches, as a dip, as a side, I even add it to my dressing sometimes. The mellow chickpeas are beautifully balance by bold olive oil, bitter tahini and bright lemon juice. That pinch of cayenne goes a long way, and you’ll miss it if you forget to add it. All in all, this is one recipe you should definitely have in your repertoire. One thing I hate, and I must insist you start hating too, is a lumpy hummus. If it isn’t smooth and creamy, it’s not hummus!

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Lemon Oregano Chicken

This recipe just hots the spot every time I make it. You don’t even miss the spice, although the cayenne does add a subtle kick. The lemon juice, sumac and oregano all add a flair you won’t be able to get enough of, and the combination of this Lemon Oregano Chicken with¬†pita bread, fattoush, and hummus is just amazing. If I’m making one thing, you better bet I’m making all the fix ins to go with it! Bbq is the way to go, but it you’re stuck in the midwest in the peak of winter, a grill pan or frying pan will get the job done as well…

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Fattoush

…What I love about fattoush is that it doesn’t rely on the dressing for flavor. Parsley is used as a main ingredient, and the combination of vegetables and crunchy bread is just perfect…

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