Middle Eastern

Zucchini and Turkey Kofta with Garlic-Dill-Cucumber Yogurt Sauce

October 22, 2013

Confession — these flavor-packed meatballs and accompanying sauce are insanely addictive.  I had to stop myself from wolfing down the first test batch before Mr. Spice got home. In case you missed my Facebook posts recently, I’ve been experimenting a lot with zucchini lately.  To be honest, I’m usually not a big fan of it, […]

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Smoky Eggplant & Garlic Yogurt Dip

December 6, 2011

I fell in love when we were in Istanbul.  I loved the history, the culture, the language, the people, and the cuisine.  But most of all, I fell in love with a garlicky eggplant and yogurt dip I had our first night in Istanbul (more on that once I do our trip re-caps!).  I would […]

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Pistachio and Cardamom Pound Cake with Lemon Icing

November 1, 2011

Fragrant cardamom and toasted pistachios lend an exotic twist to the classic pound cake, which is then topped by a lemony icing.  The ingredients evoke the flavors of the Middle East and the Indian subcontinent, reminding me of the desserts served at oh so many dinner parties growing up.  This pound cake tastes as good […]

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Mediterranean Grill – Wichita, KS

May 11, 2011

One of things I have come to appreciate about growing up in Wichita is its multicultural diversity. Among the various ethnic communities, the Lebanese community is one of the oldest and largest and its influence is very apparent around the city.  Especially when it comes to the Mediterranean restaurants in town.  It was here that […]

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Taking out the in-laws: Anatolia Mediterranean Cuisine, Orlando FL

April 26, 2011

My honor was at stake. The last time we visited Mr. Spice’s parents, we spontaneously decided to go out for dinner one night.  Our first choice was this vegetarian Indian restaurant that serves dosas, which we all love.  However, everyone else must have had the same idea, because the line was out the door and […]

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