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    Muhammarra Dip

    Muhammarra is a dip originally from Syria. Its a delicious mix of pomegranate, red pepper, and walnuts and really is a great combination of sweet and tangy with an amazing textural composition. My friend Christina (& her mom) make an amazing version of this dip that I am absolutely obsessed with. I created a recipe based on the recipe they shared and this recipe;¬†I feel that this is the perfect make up for this dip in both texture and flavor. It’s a great party appetizer to serve with veggies or pita!   Ingredients: 1 large red bell pepper 1 C walnuts, finely chopped 1 T pomegranate molasses 1/4 C breadcrumbs…

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    Baked Falafel

    I loveeee falafel. Few falafel places could ever compete with falafel drive-in, but I crave falafel so often that driving all the way to San Jose to get a fix doesn’t make much sense. Plus, most middle eastern places fry their falafel, which makes them super delicious, but not very healthy. These falafel are a healthier option. You can easily make them at home, freeze them, and reheat later for a quick meal. They can be served on top of a salad or in pita bread for a quick lunch. Ingredients: 1 (14 oz) can chickpea 2 garlic cloves minced 2 green onions sliced 1/2 large red onion chopped 1/2…

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    Vegetarian Tortilla Soup

    I love tortilla soup. I mean, in general I’m not a big soup person, but of soups- this one is definitely up there. Most restaurants make chicken or meat tortilla soups, but I decided to try to make a vegetarian one at home. Theres something about the crispy tortilla pieces in the hot soup that really is comforting. Anyway, last week I was really sick. I had a sore throat, a fever, the works. Usually this means that I would crawl to my parents house in agony wanting homemade¬†rasam (oh wait, I did that too- thanks Appa!), but in the meanwhile, I decided that making a few quick soups was…

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