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

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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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Spicy Feta Cheese Almond Dip

Dip, Recipe, Vegetarian









I love feta cheese. It is definitely one of my favorites. By combining it with almonds (one of the healthiest foods around), you can really have one of the best Mediterranean Dips with your friends. It can be served with pita chips, olives or veggies. Be creative :-)

1/2 cup almonds
2.5 cups feta cheese, crumbles
1/3 cup milk
1 teaspoon oregano (dried)
1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon parsley (dried)
olive oil and pita chips to serve
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Yummy Cole Slaw Recipe

Recipe, Salad, Vegetarian


















With plans for a big July 4th party, I have started pulling out many of my recipes for the event. I am going to start with Cole Slaw which is definitely one of my favorites.


  • 1 head green cabbage, shredded (about 2.5 cups)
  • 2 large carrots, shredded (about 1.5 cups)
  • 1/4 cup purple lettuce, shredded
  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons sour cream
  • 1 small yellow onion, diced fine2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon yellow mustard
  • 2 teaspoons celery salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

How To:
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Fattoush Salad Recipe….Salad with Pita Bread Croutons

Recipe, Salad, Vegetarian










Fattoush is a very common Mediterranean salad made with fresh toasted, baked or fried pita chips, romaine lettuce and “tons” of vegetables. The vegetables in this salad are cut into relatively larger pieces compared to other traditional salad which has more finely chopped veggies. The key ingredient with Fattoush is Sumac. tabbouleh which requires ingredients to be finely chopped. Sumac gives the salad a tangy, lemon flavor. I use baked pita chips for a healthier version.


  • 1 romaine lettuce heart, chopped (~10 leaves or 2 cups)
  • 1/2 cup parsley, chopped
  • 1/2 cup mint, chopped
  • 1/2 cup green onion, chopped (~3 pieces)
  • 1/2 cup radishes, chopped (~4-5 pieces)
  • 1 cucumber, chopped
  • 1 green pepper, chopped
  • 3 medium size tomatoes, chopped (remove seeds)
  • 1 cup pita chips


  • 2 teaspoons sumac
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 cup  extra virgin olive oil

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