Healthy Recipes for Middle Eastern Food
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Chicken Shawarma, Beef Artichoke Stew, Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Pistachios… from the host of the critically acclaimed Fit Chef Show Laziez (How Delicious) comes this cookbook filled with healthy but easy to prepare Middle Eastern recipes. The dishes featured are a collection of the author’s family traditional Middle Eastern food recipes as well as his own experience at culinary school in Los Angeles, where he developed his signature style for a healthy Middle Eastern diet – a nutritious meal plan that has since not only been his secret to a great body but has enabled many of his personal training clients to lose weight and is a wonderful resource for families that want to eat fresh, fast and healthy. Though the words “organic”, “bio” or “sustainable” were unknown to Nader’s family in Syria, his mom’s cooking approach qualified on all counts as all dishes were prepared with fresh produce, ingredients from the local markets and authentic spices from the region like Sumac and Cinnamon. No longer considered exotic--all the essential ingredients for Middle Eastern Cuisine and a Mediterranean diet are now readily available in supermarkets in the US, providing cooks with the necessary tools to recreate the flavors of the region in our own homes. “Healthy Recipes for Middle Eastern Food” will explain you how to do exactly that with simple and easy-to-follow step-by-step instructions, often using healthier ingredients and time-saving methods without ever sacrificing any of the extraordinary flavor, freshness and texture that distinguish the cooking of this part of the world. But as a personal trainer, culinary chef and nutritional specialist, Nader won’t leave you there. Unlike many of the conventional Mediterranean food or Middle Eastern recipe books, “Healthy Recipes for a Middle Eastern Food” looks at authentic dishes, spices and herbs from a nutritional point of view, describing the health benefits of each ingredient and thus providing you with all the necessary background information for a healthy lifestyle.
bite size. Add minced garlic, lemon juice, chopped parsley, olive oil, and salt and pepper to taste. Mix and you’re done! Kale Kale is super green. It’s packed to the max with nutrition that puts it high on the list of the world’s healthiest foods. Dark leafy greens like kale are important for skin and hair bone health, and provide protein, iron vitamins and minerals. When you buy kale, always look for dark, crisp leaves. When you get ready to cook or eat it, remove the leaves from the
(3 cloves, minced) Parsley (1/2 cup of parsley, chopped) Lemon juice (3 tablespoons of lemon juice) Olive oil (2 tablespoons) Salt and pepper Wash the eggplant and drizzle a little bit of olive oil on the veggies. Season with salt and pepper. Set oven to 375 degrees and bake veggies for about 35 minutes or ‘til the skin of the eggplant gets blackened. Take out the eggplant, set it aside and cover it in foil for 15 minutes. While you’re doing that, chop up the rest of your ingredients and put
the chicken should feel pliable when gently pressed, and it should not have an “off” smell. Do not buy chicken if the sell-by date on the label has already expired. Lemon Zest Chicken Chicken (2 - 3 lb chicken breasts) Dry mint (1/4 cup) Lemon juice (juice of 1 large lemon) Zest of lemon (2 tbsp lemon zest) Salt and pepper You can prepare chicken 3 ways: grilling it, broiling it, or cooking it in pan on the stovetop. We’re going to grill the chicken this time, and we’re going to begin by
heat, add a teaspoon of coconut oil, and then sear the meatballs until they have a nice brown crust. Add the chicken stock and a table spoon of rice to thicken the soup and give it body. Cook for about 15 to 20 minutes or until the rice is fully cooked. Chop up some parsley and add some lemon juice. Done! Beef Go beyond organic by asking for 100% grass-fed beef. Don’t get sidetracked by the confusing array of labeling terms like natural” or “pasture-raised”. Labeling laws allow products to
beef (1 pound ) Onion (1 1/2) Garlic (1 clove, minced) Tomato (3 medium-sized tomatoes) Tomato paste (5 tbsp) Red pepper (1 tbs) Salt and pepper Coconut oil (1 teaspoon) Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a large bowl, mix garlic, salt, pepper, red pepper and finely chopped onions with ground beef, then form about four patties. Place the patties in a large skillet over high heat, add some coconut oil and sear the patties 2 minutes on each side or until they have a nice brown color. Slice