Fava beans, Peas, and Freekeh Salad

It’s seasonal produce at its BEST!

A couple of weekends ago, I had the chance to hide among the tall fava bean plants and dive deep to collect the long green pods.

I also kneeled down the search for the fresh pea pods hiding underneath barricades of pea vines. I stepped on numerous ones, despite being careful, attempting to reach a handful of pods sunbathing together in the open.

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Quick Beans and Quinoa in Tomato Sauce (Quinoa bi Banadoura)

This is a non-traditional dish with traditional Lebanese roots. Or maybe I’m making this up to make you fall for this delicious dish. It’s delicious and filling for sure. The only traditional thing I felt in this is the texture of the ingredients in the tomato sauce. Reminded me of burghul pilaf in tomato sauce, or burghul aa banadoura.

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Mexican-inspired Couscous Salad

Mexican inspired couscous salad-1008 It’s the second week of lent. I am not fasting. I haven’t for the past couple of years. But I still remember the time I did. It was hard time even though I only quit meats and dairy and became vegan before I knew it for 50 days once in my lifetime. The rest of the years, the ones when I fasted at least, I would quit meats the whole time, or at least the first and last week, and every Wednesday and Friday. Nowadays, I’m not sure I can (or want to) fast but for sure I can quit certain food. I will when I want to.
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