Lebanon, the verdict

Unfortunately I wasn’t able to make everything on the list this time, due to lots of local travel and increased working hours. We enjoyed what we did get to, particularly the hommus and beef and the abundance of salads. It was a week of fresh and healthy (ish) food, quick and easy and perfect for…

Mezze two

On Mezze night number two, we had pumpkin kibbeh, tabouli, bean dip, flat bread chips, and fried tempeh kibbeh. Overall, it was delicious, and I have to say I’m pretty proud of my new creation, the fried tempeh kibbeh. The pumpkin Kibbeh was bought from the Middle East Bakery on Hope st. I just happened…

Pizza

I used to love Lebanese pizza, but it has been a long time since I’ve had any, given it is usually covered cheese. Lebanese pizza looks like other pizza, though the dough is covered in Zatar (a mix of oregano and spices) with only one or two other toppings added. I cheated, which is the…

Mezze 1

Babaganoyj (eggplant) Tomato salad chickpea dip with “beef” potato kibbeh The list above is what I had intended to make for our first mezze night. It didn’t work out exactly as I had hoped though. First to make the babaganoyj (spelling taken from the book I used, but there seem to be a few ways)….

Felafel – my fail, and some reviews

Felafel is a vegan staple, for Melbournians at least, as its widely available and always vegan (so long as you remember to hold off on the yoghurt and garlic sauce). We buy it when we can’t be bothered to cook, but we also make it at home sometimes, albeit from a packet mix. I had…

Introducing: Lebanon!

First up, sorry for the gap in posting. I have a full time job again now, working up to the Vic election, and its taking up most of my posting time 🙂 Readers can probably expect more gaps over the next 47 days. This week we have been cooking and eating Lebanese food. I say…