Near and Middle Eastern

Farro Pistachio Raisin Herb grainbowl

Farro-pistachio-raisin-herb grainbowl

1½ cups cooked farro (~2 cups dry, cooked)
½ cup pistachios
2 cups coarsely chopped mixed fresh cilantro, mint, and parsley
⅓ cup golden raisins
1 serrano chile, sliced into rings

For the dressing:
1½ teaspoons finely grated lemon zest
3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon finely grated peeled ginger
½ teaspoon honey
⅓ cup olive oil
½ teaspoon kosher salt, plus more

Roast pistachios in a skillet over medium heat.

In a large bowl, combine cooled/drained cooked farro, pistachios, raisins, herbs, and chiles; toss to combine.

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Menu for the week of March 12th

Mussels a la Dubrovnik

Sat: Lamb burgers
Sun: https://audreyandjon.com/recipes/mussels-la-dubrovnik w/ green salad
Mon: https://audreyandjon.com/recipes/salmon-tomato-and-olive-salsa w/ green veg
Tue: http://www.bonappetit.com/recipe/farro-with-pistachios-mixed-herbs-and-golden-raisins 
Wed: Pita sandwiches (tomato, onion, cucumber, grape leaves, feta, tzaziki, meat?)
Thu: https://audreyandjon.com/recipes/shrimp-saganaki 
Fri: 7th Hill!
Sat: Greek salad (lettuce, cucumber, tomato, onion, feta, pita chips, lemon/olive oil dressing, sumac)

Berber Eggs

Berber eggs

Bon Appetit called this recipe Tunisian-style eggs, but we instantly recognized it as a close cousin to the Berber Eggs we had for breakfast in Morocco. We tweaked the recipe slightly, and it was delicious!

Serves 2

1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 medium red onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
2 red bell peppers, cored, chopped or thinly sliced into strips
1/2 large tomato, finely diced
3+ tablespoon harissa paste and/or dried spice mix

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Menu for the week of Jan 24 (North African / Mediterranean)

Skate and Pasta

Fri: http://audreyandjon.com/recipes/lemon-skate  w/broccoli
Sat: http://www.bonappetit.com/recipe/moroccan-lamb-shanks-pomegranate w/salad and couscous
Sun: http://www.bonappetit.com/recipe/salmon-with-cucumber-yogurt-sauce-and-carrot-salad
Mon: Out with Laura and Tom
Tue: http://www.bonappetit.com/recipe/tunisian-style-poached-eggs-in-red-pepper-sauce w/broccoli   
Wed: http://audreyandjon.com/recipes/moroccan-carrot-salad 
Thu Leftover Lamb w/ salad and couscous
Fri: Garrison
Sat: Chiles Rellenos for dinner

Menu for the week of Jan 10 (Levantine)

Tah Chin

Sat: http://audreyandjon.com/recipes/tah-chin-persian-rice-casserole  
Sun: http://audreyandjon.com/recipes/wheat-berry-fennel-and-pomegranate-salad 
Mon: workshop dinner? OR salad and cottage cheese
Tue: Lebanese Taverna w/ Ian
Wed: Leftover Tah Chin OR salad and cottage cheese
Thu: Baby spinach salad with dates and almonds
Fri: Leftover Tah Chin

Mussels a la Dubrovnik

Mussels a la Dubrovnik

This is a modified recipe of "Mussels à la Buzara", trying to replicate a dish from http://www.dubravka1836.hr/

2 lbs mussels, scrubbed and de-bearded; dispose of any mussels with shells that stay open.
2 medium tomatoes, diced
¼ cup breadcrumbs
4 garlic cloves, minced or sliced
1 medium onion, finely chopped
1 cup dry white wine
½ cup parsley, chopped
olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste

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Menu for Week of July 12th

Sat: Out/Ethiopian
Sun: Thai w/Elle 
Mon: Tomato Tart
Tue: A Out; Gazpacho and bread and ____?
Wed: Stone fruit salad /w goat cheese  
Thu: Gazpacho and baguette
Fri: Tart and Gazpacho and salad and baguette
Sat: Pizza
Sun:  Steak
Mon: Steak Salad 
Tue: Leftovers

Hummus Pancakes With Tahini Mayo

Hummus Pancakes

Via Dorie Greenspan, these quick blender savory pancakes could be used in many interesting ways. Combines nicely with this avocado and cucumber salad for a meat-free, heavy protein meal.

Pancakes
1 cup home-cooked or canned no-salt-added chickpeas, drained, 1/4 cup of their liquid reserved
1/2 cup tahini
2 cloves garlic, cut in half lengthwise (germ removed)

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Menu for Week of May 24th

Sun: BBQ
Mon: Steak w/veg, baguette
Tue: http://www.audreyandjon.com/recipes/rice-salad-fava-beans-and-pistachios  
Wed: Lamb pita kabobs with grilled vegetables
Thu: Mediterranean Salad
Fri: Rice salad leftovers

Menu for Week of March 29th

Lamb Shawarma

Sat: http://www.audreyandjon.com/recipes/shakshuka-tomatochickpea-egg 
Sun: http://www.audreyandjon.com/recipes/lamb-shawarma with asparagus and http://www.audreyandjon.com/recipes/yogurt-dips (shallot sumac)
Mon: (out) 
Tue: http://www.audreyandjon.com/recipes/parsley-red-onion-and-pomegranate-salad, subbing some spring greens for parsley, adding lamb and fried pita
Wed: Lamb pita pockets with feta
Thu: http://www.audreyandjon.com/recipes/moroccan-carrot-salad substituting some carrots for kale
Fri: Passover dinner

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