Spinach Pie or Spinach Borek

Recipe, Vegetarian

Borek is a baked or fried filled pastry. It can be filled with cheese, meat or veggies. For this recipe, I use spinach; it is delicious. It originates from Modern Day Turkey. Borek roll is usually prepared in a large pan and cut into portions after baking or as individual pastries before baking or frying..




  • Borek dough (can get from local Mediterranean grocer) or light easy dough (dough recipe coming soon on www.suzyeats.com)
  • 6 cups fresh spinach leaves (~1 bag)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 medium yellow onion chopped
  • 2 small tomatoes chopped (remove seeds)
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon sumac
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • vegetable or canola oil for frying

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Seven Spice Recipe

Recipe, Spice

“Seven Spice” is a tasty must-have used in Mediterranean cooking. It is great on meats (lamb, beef, steaks, burgers, chicken :-) ). It is also tasty on veggies. Seven spice has a very exotic flavor that is sure to excite all of your taste buds. I have listed the ingredients below. Feel free to try and make it or  you can purchase it from a Middle Eastern market. It also makes a great gift :-) You can wrap it up and decorate a beautiful spice bottle….


¼ cup black pepper
¼ cup cumin
¼ cup paprika
2 tablespoons coriander
2 teaspoons nutmeg
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
2 tablespoons ground cloves
1 teaspoon ground cardamom

How To:

1. Mix all of the ingredients together well.

2. Store in an airtight container or you can freeze it.

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Beef Shish Kebob Recipe

Beef, Recipe

















Kebob or Kebab is a type of meat dish that can be found worldwide. Kebob usually refers to a shish kebob served on a skewer. In the Middle East it includes grilled, roasted and stewed dishes of meat. Traditionally, lamb is used in a kebob but you can also use beef, goat, chicken, fish, seafood or veggie style with falafel or tofu. Kebobs are excellent for summer barbeque.


  • 2 pounds beef, cubed
  • 1 green pepper, cubed
  • 1 onion, cubed
  • 1 yellow pepper, cubed
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp seven spices or mixed spice (available at Middle Eastern market)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • wood skewers

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