Syrian Fattoush Salad from Insalata's in San Anselmo. Hearts of romaine, cherry tomatoes, cucumber, red onion, feta, cilantro, mint, kalamata olives in a lemon-garlic-cumin dressing. Recipe here: http://www.insalatas.com/recipes/recipes05.html
One Skillet Baked Chicken Shawarma and Rice - two Middle Eastern favorites made in one skillet! (Note to self: halve the rice recipe, or double the chicken). Chicken Shawarma with punchy flavours and a delicately fragrant rice pilaf with chickpeas.
Dinner Recipe: Cabbage Rolls - also ADD onion powder & a little Basil to the Meat mixture - as well as Basil to the slightly sweetened Red Sauce(otherwise known as, canned Tomato Soup + Diced Tomatoes).
Sfeeha probably dates back to the fifteenth century and would have appeared in the region of the Beqaa Valley in Eastern Lebanon close to the Syrian border, the capital of which is Baalbek. An Iraqi family named Haidar is at the origin of the recipe.