Category: Beans | Lentils

  • Cranberry Beans With Meat Stew

    Cranberry Beans With Meat Stew

    Cranberry Beans with Meat Stew is a hearty meal rich in flavor and packed with vitamins. Cranberry beans have a very short season and are available during the summer season. If you visit a farmer’s market, you might see them a week or two and then they will be gone! You can make them with […]

  • Romano Beans in Garlic Tomato Sauce

    Romano Beans in Garlic Tomato Sauce

    Romano beans in garlic tomato sauce is a dish I make frequently during the summer. While shopping at the farmers market you’ll find an abundance of varieties to choose from. This type of bean is flat, wide and has a more dense flavor than the more common green beans. Serve it with a bowl of your favorite […]

  • Mujaddarah – Lentils with Rice

    Mujaddarah – Lentils with Rice

    Mujaddarah, or lentils with rice is a dish made in many Middle Eastern countries. Lentils in general are considered one of the world’s healthiest foods because of their high protein content. Brown lentils also referred to as European lentils are the most widely used because they are fast cooking and cheap. This recipe is the […]

  • Foul Moudammas

    Foul Moudammas

    Foul moudammas, rich in fiber and vitamins, is a popular breakfast menu item you’ll find at local diners or restaurants when visiting Lebanon. It’s as common as ordering pancakes or waffles here in the United States. Fava beans are cooked till they are soft and creamy. Garbanzo beans, cumin, garlic, lemon juice and olive oil are […]

  • Hummus – Chickpea dip

    Hummus – Chickpea dip

    Hummus or chickpea dip has become widely available at supermarkets here in the United States. You’ll find different variations of hummus, such as hummus with roasted red peppers, toasted pin nuts, garlic or even cumin added to the spread. But here is the “real deal.” The classic traditional hummus is one with nothing but chickpeas, […]

  • Northern Beans in Tomato Sauce

    Northern Beans in Tomato Sauce

      Northern beans are very popular in Mediterranean cooking especially in salads and stews. They are relatively small in size and have a delicate flavor. The nutritional benefits of these beans are endless. They are low in fat, high in fiber, cholesterol free and contain protein which makes them an excellent alternative to eating red meat. […]

  • Lentils Keufte | Kibbeh

    Lentils Keufte | Kibbeh

    Lentils keufteh or “Vosbov keufteh” is usually made during lent, because it does not contain any meat. It is made with fine bulgur #1 grade, orange lentils, and onions. Lentils in all their varieties are considered a power food because they contain Vitamin B, Vitamin E, helps lower cholesterol, have high soluble fiber, folic acid, and […]

  • Fava Beans with Garlic Yogurt Dressing

    Fava Beans with Garlic Yogurt Dressing

    In April, if you are out at your local farmers market, you’ll probably see Fava beans on the stands. I cook them in tomato sauce and smother garlic yogurt mix over it just before eating. If you can’t find the fresh kind, you can use frozen Fava beans. Cooking time for is the same for […]