Easter Menu: Musakhan- Palestinian Chicken Made Easy!

There is a tiny Palestinian village called An’arreeck, where a famous dish called Musakhan originated. Musakhan means “warmed” or “heated” in Arabic. It’s a gorgeous dish of roasted chicken baked on bread topped with caramelized onions and toasted pine nuts. To this day you can find older women baking the bread in a “taboun” or…… Continue reading Easter Menu: Musakhan- Palestinian Chicken Made Easy!

The Sassiest Spice Around!

What spice can take your dish on a Middle Eastern journey in one fell sprinkle? Sassy Sumac! Well, actually it’s marketed as Sumac, I just added the sassy. Velveteen red/purplish in color, sumac is from a berry that is native to the Mediterranean. The spice is actually a relative to poison ivy, though it’s nonpoisonous…… Continue reading The Sassiest Spice Around!

M’Sakhan and other musings….

So here is another great reason to follow the Mediterranean diet–to fight inflammation! I just stumbled upon this great ARTICLE The jist of it is, a diet that is based on whole foods, including healthy fats like those contained in olive oil and nuts, can help fight inflammation from diebetes, cancer, and other diseases.  With…… Continue reading M’Sakhan and other musings….