Friday, January 20, 2006

Mediterranean Brunch With Ruhu'llah

My son Ruhu'llah stopped by today, and I fed him a Mediterranean brunch - Hummus with Pita Bread, Spinach and Tomato Salad, and yellow Hubbard Squash. Throw in a little green onion, cilantro, purple grapes and apple slices - and you've got a nutritious meal. (click on photo to enlarge)

Mediterranean dishes, like Hummus (ground garbanzo beans), Tabbouleh (bulgur cracked wheat), and Falafel (chick-pea croquettes) are all favorites of mine. The recipes are Syrian, Lebanese and Egyptian in origin.

I buy the powdered mix in bulk at Fred Meyer, and I try to always have them prepared, on hand. I mix the dried Hummus with water and put it through a blender, to make it smooth. Add a little olive oil and fresh lemon juice, with a dash of paprika or lemon-pepper on top. Within just moments you can have Pita and Hummus with a cucumber - tomato salad and fresh fruit. I bake the squash ahead of time, with brown sugar, cinnamon, and olive oil.

1 comment:

Bonita said...

Looks yummy and healthy! Beautiful photo, Bonita.
Bubbie Dear | 01.20.06 - 6:21 pm | #


That looks much more yummy than my food right now. ec
mreddie | Homepage | 01.20.06 - 7:26 pm | #


All you needed was a big bowl of yogurt made from goat milk and it would have been a meal from a Turkish cafe
GUYK | Homepage | 01.20.06 - 7:49 pm | #


When I got home this afternoon Rue told me about his yummy lunch at your house!
annie | Homepage | 01.20.06 - 11:35 pm | #


wow that looks yummy..your son's real lucky!!
Sudarshan | Homepage | 01.21.06 - 1:18 am | #