Apple Oat Casserole

I have been making this for dessert off and on ever since my friend Vickilynn Haycraft found the recipe and tweaked it a bit. I usually do some tweaking of my own on it. 😉 We have it warm as a treat or snack. Pour some milk over the leftovers for a yummy breakfast. Apple […]

Tahini Sauce (for Falafel Sandwiches)

TAHINI SAUCE (for Falafel sandwiches) Recipe by Martha Bisharat, Wardee’s mom 1/2 cup sesame tahini 1/2 cup lemon juice 1/2 cup filtered water (or more if needed) handful of parsley, chopped Cream tahini and lemon juice together. The lemon will thicken the tahini. Add water to thin the sauce until it has a creamy, spoonable […]



My mom submitted this recipe to a newspaper’s cooking contest back in 1984 and she won first prize — $50. I have upped the seasonings a bit, but other than that, this is the same great recipe. 4 cups dry garbanzo beans 3 large onions 6 to 8 cloves garlic 2 bunches parsley, with stems […]

Halawa – Halvah

Halawa – Halvah Original recipe by Bruce Weinstein, modified by Wardee Harmon Makes about 1-1/2 pounds Wardee’s note: In the Middle East, both Jewish and Arabic people love this dessert. Arabic people call it Halawa and Jewish people call it Halvah. Everyone calls it healthy and yummy! The commercial varieties, however, are NOT healthy. This […]

Raw Goat Milk Hard Cheese — Picture Tutorial

Raw Goat Milk Hard Cheese — Picture Tutorial Recipe by Wardee Harmon and her mom, Martha Bisharat This is the traditional Middle Eastern goat cheese. It is salty and yummy. It is best tasting when made from fresh goat’s milk. I’m not going to lie to you, though — not everyone likes this cheese. It […]

All About Lentils

We love lentils. I cook with them freqently — a couple times a week. They’re such an easy legume to include in meals because they don’t require soaking and they cook fast. They’re high in iron, protein and fiber and very low fat. Would you like to learn more about lentils? Visit Simply Lentils at […]

World’s Healthiest Foods

image courtesy of A non-profit organization — World’s Healthiest Foods — offers a list 130 foods they feel are the most healthy, according to scientific criteria of micro and macro nutrients. While I don’t know enough about the philosophy of the founders or contributors to endorse them, UI do believe that the website looks […]