Category Archive: Eat

Baba Ghanouj

This post also appears on Gluten Free U.A.E as a part of a Ramadan 2012 series. Baba ghanouj, also called mutabbal beitinjan (or, properly, bathinjan), is so easy to find in Arab restaurants… Continue reading

Thai Basil Stir Fries

Living just outside of New York City, I get to reap the benefits of a buzzing, cosmopolitan metropolis. This area has residents that represent many cooking cultures, so it’s usually easy to track… Continue reading

Salted Fruit Salad

It looks like an ordinary fruit salad, but it’s not. Gather up some of your favorite fruits, and wash and chop them. Dress them with some lemon or lime juice and, if your… Continue reading

Maftoul

Maftoul is a traditional Palestinian food, the name referring to both the grain product itself, as well as the dish prepared using it.¬†The word maftoul¬†means “twisted,” “knotted,” or “twirled.” How did maftoul get… Continue reading

Fried Egg

Sunday mornings are for a perfectly fried egg, with frizzled, crunchy edges and a cooked-through but runny yolk. Get yourself some pastured eggs. If you can’t find them, go for organic, free-range eggs.… Continue reading

Yakhni Kousa

First, the name: “Yakhni” is a word, which I believe is of Farsi origin, that is used from the Balkans to Pakistan to describe various styles of dishes. In the Middle East, it… Continue reading

Fusilli With Romesco Sauce

Romesco, of Spain, is a yummy and versatile vegan sauce that can be served with any number of foods. Here, I added it to fusilli rice pasta To make romesco sauce, start by… Continue reading

Minestrone Soup

Minestrone soup always reminds me of my elementary school days. Though that soup had wheat pasta, you can easily switch it out for rice pasta to make it gluten-free. I made this soup… Continue reading

Red Curry Soup

I made a basic Thai red curry (instructions often on containers of curry paste) with wild shrimp but thinned it out with some water, and then adjusted the flavor with some fish sauce,… Continue reading

Tabbouleh

Tabbouleh: without any doubt, one of my favorite foods since I was a baby Diana. But, oh, the injustice that has been done to it! If you are someone who is not familiar… Continue reading