Please visit my newly redesigned cookbook website and blog page…click here for the link! First post is making Lebanese pickled turnips!
Friday, August 29, 2014
Sunday, March 30, 2014
lebanese nachos a la linda dalal sawaya: colorful, festive, nutritious, and tasty! gluten free and vegan!
new creation a la linda sawaya: lebanese nachos! this is a gluten free, vegan recipe for my lebanese take on nachos. the inspiration for this came for a local (portland, oregon) soon-to-be-published cookbook.
garbanzo beans sautéed with garlic and salt along with sprouted french lentils and tahini sauce provide the protein. additional toppings of shredded red cabbage, green onions, cucumber, tomatoes, sweet peppers, and avocado make this a totally festive presentation.
the entire assemblage is sprinkled with sumac and has citrus overtones. it tastes fabulous!
the chips are made of a yeasted dough that is a combination of garbanzo bean and oat flour, with ground sesame and golden flax seeds, rolled thin and baked until crisp.
as a creative artist, i took great delight in creating a new recipe adapting a mexican favorite to lebanese traditions and making it gluten free and vegan as well. it was an exciting process bringing my culinary skills to complement my traditional lebanese culinary roots. and the result was totally yummy!
more precise recipe to come soon. stay tuned!
Sunday, January 5, 2014
this holiday season i made baklawa for taste samplings at Camamu Soap's Holiday Bazaar—small pieces would be just right. i decided to make a tray of rolls cut into bite sized pieces, faster (for me) than making a big tray of baklawa and cutting it into typical diamond shapes knowing it would be easier to lift each one out of the tray to serve.
immediately after baking the cold simple syrup with orange flower water and lemon juice is drizzled over the hot pastry and left to cool. it came out fabulously...fully detailed recipe of course is in alice's kitchen!
wishing you all the best and many blessings this New Year!