Ingredient: olive oil

Vegan Sancocho, My Way

I promised that I would supply vegetarian alternatives to many of the meat based recipes that I post for the Caribbean. Vegan Sancocho, My Way, is probably going to make some people upset because of the “no meat” thing, but it is so good! I wanted to give this...

Vegan Sausages

This sausage is a great way to add some spice to your menu. You can use these in soups, you can grill them, or just lightly brown them in skillet and serve with some beans and rice. See below to make a Chorizo flavored sausage. As always, make these...

Dominican Sancocho

Dominican Sancocho is a dish usually saved for special occasions, but it is so good, it’ll make a great winter meal on any cold day. I  have streamlined some of the steps and ingredients for what is available in the U.S. Authentically, this is made with 7 types of...

Pastelitos/Empanada Recipe

This is an easy recipe to make for meat lovers as well as vegetarians. You can make them ahead and fry them right before your party and keep them warm in the oven. I’ve included a vegetarian version and a beef version. You could also substitute any protein you’d...

Curry Garlic Chicken with Yogurt Sauce

This is a make ahead dish. You can prep the chicken and have it marinating the day before. I would wait until at least the morning of the barbecue to make the sauce though. Depending on what you add to it, it can get watery if it sits too...

Simply Homemade Naan Bread

Naan is really easy to make. If you’ve ever made homemade bread, this recipe is so easy! You can use leftover Naan to make a fold over sanadwich. Reheat at 250F and dunk in soups and curries. Top with pizza ingredients, and bake at 350F for about 10 minutes...

Authentic Hummus

This hummus is about as simple as it gets! Serve with warm pita bread. Print Recipe Authentic Hummus Course Lunch, Mezze, Side Dish, Street Food, World Recipes Cuisine Middle Eastern, Moroccan Keyword beans, chickpeas, Lemons, middle eastern, vegan, vegetarian Servings Ingredients 2 Cloves garlic,1 15 ounce can garbanzo beans...

Easy Tabouli Salad

I love this salad, I make it a lot in the summer when I have tons of fresh herbs in my garden. I get in the mood for falafel and just have to have this salad with it along with freshly made hummus. If you don’t like mint, use...

The Best Middle Eastern Rice and Beans

I love rice and beans. I got hooked when I tried Cuban rice and beans at a little restaurant on a single strip airport in Florida. From there, I decided that I would try it every time I see it on a menu. This recipe is a cross between...

Easy Spiced Chicken Kebab

This recipe is best cooked on a grill. The smoky flavor of the grill accentuates the flavors of the marinade. Serve this with yellow saffron rice and a Cucumber Tomato Salad to really feel like you’re in the Middle East. There is a lot of garlic, you can use...