Dinner started with hummus and baba ghanouj
At the event we noted a table set up with a card saying that it was "Israeli" featuring hummus, baba ghanouj
, and tabouli.
A generous and affordable bowl of baba ghanouj
In "The Arabian Nights Cookbook: From Lamb Kebabs to Baba Ghanouj
, Delicious Homestyle Middle Eastern Cooking", Habeeb Salloum has compiled an amazing array of authentic recipes that celebrate this blending of cultures while still making it compatible with the everyday kitchens of American kitchen cooks.
The app also reflects its Lebanese nature; a quick search in the calorie counter comes up with the likes of hummus and baba ghanouj
Hummus and pita chips, baba ghanouj
and stuffed grape leaves are arranged artfully with an assortment of olives and whole almonds.
The baba ghanouj
, a Levantine dish of eggplant mashed and mixed with virgin olive oil and various seasonings, was to die for, as was the spinach sambousek that screamed Lebanon.
After experiencing the health restoring potential of a vegan diet, Lydia Eskander recognized that her own native Lebanese cuisine - including virtually every dish from creamy rich hommos to tangy baba ghanouj
- fit perfectly into the nutritious vegan diet.
If it wasn't for a lunch of baba ghanouj
and tabbouleh I swear I could almost have been in New Jersey.
They know hummus, they know tabbouleh, they know baba ghanouj
, because they eat them in restaurants.
The warm fresh loaves would then be laid out for breakfast alongside dishes of falafel, chopped tomatoes, the aubergine dip called baba ghanouj
, olives and fried eggs.
The salads and dips - tabulah, cucumber and yogurt, and hummus - come in two sizes, for $4 or $5, with baba ghanouj
at 25 cents more.