Healthy Recipes for Middle Eastern Food

Healthy Recipes for Middle Eastern Food

Nader Freij

Language: English

Pages: 106

ISBN: 1939534275

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


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.

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Ketchup (1 tablespoon) Garlic (2 cloves, minced) Olive oil (3 tablespoons) Paprika paste (1 tablespoon) Oregano (1/2 tablespoon) Mushrooms (about 15 small brown mushrooms) Lemon juice (4 tablespoons) Apple cider vinegar (1 tablespoon) Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Cut the chicken breasts into pieces and put them in a bowl. Add tomato paste, paprika paste, 2 table spoons of olive oil, ground cinnamon, ground cloves, cayenne pepper, red pepper flakes, oregano, nonfat plain yogurt and salt

for high-heat cooking. It’s better than olive oil because at high heat olive oil breaks down and becomes toxic. Meat Ball Soup Coconut oil (1 tbs) Ground beef (1 pound) Chicken stock (2 cups) Rice (1 tbs) Lemon juice (1/4 cup) Parsley (half a bundle) Ground clove (1 tbs) Ground cinnamon (1 tbs) Salt and pepper In a large bowl, combine the ground beef, cloves, ground cinnamon and salt and pepper to taste. Mix together well and start forming mini meat balls. Place a pot over medium high

sized meatballs. You should end up with about 8 meatballs if you follow the measurements above. Place pan over medium heat, add 1 tablespoon of coconut oil and fry the meatballs. Rotating them occasionally, cook the meat balls until they are golden brown all around. Place pot with water over medium heat and bring water to boil. Once the water is boiling, add the spinach and cook it for roughly 5 minutes. In a separate pan, heat 1 teaspoon of coconut oil over medium heat. Add the rest of the

Add a little bit of lemon juice to the mixture and brush the chops before serving. Seafood Whole Fish Seafood is a nutrient rich food that serves as a good source of protein, vitamins and minerals. Scientific studies continue to explore the relationship between the unique type of fat found in seafood, the omega-3 fatty acids DHA and EPA, in the prevention or mitigation of common chronic diseases. There are about 3 things you should look for when you’re buying fresh fish: A fresh fish

covering it with foil and putting it in the oven. Bake for roughly 20 minutes. While the fish is in the oven, in a small bowl, add the tahini, lemon juice, minced garlic and olive oil. Mix well. Thin out with a little water if too thick. Remove fish from the oven. Add tahini dressing over the fish and serve with a side salad. Roasted Whole Fish with Walnut Rub Whole fish Walnuts (1 1/2 cups) Garlic (3 cloves) Olive oil (1/4 cup) Coriander (2 tbs) Salt and pepper Preheat the oven to

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