Fasooli (White Beans and Rice)


This is one of my favorite growing up dishes. The flavor is excellent; it is warming and filling. I still don’t think I make it as well as my Mom does, but I try! The photo above is of the Great Northern beans I finished soaking this morning (see How to Cook Dry Beans). The […]

Chicken Meatballs & Wild Rice Soup

Sylvia’s Chicken Noodle Soup was a hit for our dinner last night! The meatballs are out of this world yummy. We will have this meal again and again. My procedure was to take frozen chicken stock and get it simmering. Then I added diced onions, the soup spices, and 3 cups of wild rice to […]

Great Northern Bean Stew

Great Northern Bean Stew 1 to 2 pounds grass-fed ground beef 2 small red onions, diced 4 cups Great Northern beans, cooked 4 to 6 cups clean water 1 6-ounce can tomato paste 2 to 3 teaspoons sea salt 1/2 teaspoon black pepper 1 tablespoon dried basil 1 teaspoon dried thyme 1 teaspoon dried oregano […]

Chicken Ginger Soup

Yesterday, I boiled a chicken with ginger in the water to make a delicious ginger chicken stock. After the chicken was cooked, I took it out and added brown basmati rice to the water. Then when that was done, I took the meat from the chicken and added it back in. During the day, I […]

Minty Beef & Lentil Stew

This stew is reminiscent of my Arabic Meatballs. I added lentils to round out the meal along with a minty-tomato liquid base. It is scrumptious when served over Arabic Rice. 1 to 2 pounds grass-fed ground beef 1 onion, diced 8 cups filtered water or stock 1 28-ounce can diced tomatoes 4 cups cooked lentils […]

Ginger Chicken, Rice & Lentil Soup

Ginger Chicken, Rice & Lentil Soup This soup is heart-warming, healthy and delicious. Serve it on after a day spent outside in cool winter or fall weather. It makes a large quantity — great for company or for wonderfully nourishing leftovers. Even though the soup will be cooking in part all day long, it is […]

Beef Stew with Garden Tomatoes & Brown Jasmine Rice

The tomatoes and herbs add wonderful flavor to this stew. Feel free to add other chopped vegetables, such as potatoes, carrots or celery during the last 1/2 hour of simmering. 2 pounds beef stew meat or sirloin tip steak, cubed (preferably grass-fed) 1 onion, diced 2 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil stock or water 4 […]

Middle Eastern Lamb Ragout

My friend shared this recipe with me last weekend after we ate it at her house. She made it with venison and it was delicious! The recipe calls for lamb, which I don’t have, so I am using grass-fed beef stew meat. The sauce is fantastic over brown rice. I have assembled it in the […]