Bethany Kehdy

A Champion of Middle Eastern Food & Recipes

Mixed Greens Salad with Garlic Butter Beans, Fried Egg & Sumac

I have been enjoying this salad plentifully over the last month. After all, how can one resist the combination of crisp green leaves, garlicky butter beans, and a runny egg yolk with a sprinkle of sumac? And if that wasn't enough, this salad can be knocked out in no time! Okay, so you may need to use canned beans but I recommend cooking up a big batch of dried butter beans and then freezing them in individual serving sizes, making it more...

Get Your Freekeh On + a Lebanese Pantry Giveaway

Notice anything different? Yup. DKS has just had a face lift. Just a little nip tuck to help make space for more content like the new section called "The Lebanese Pantry" where you can find information about the key ingredients used in Lebanese cuisine. I've also added a section called "The Mediterranean Diet" which brings together wholesome, nutritious recipes that incorporate essential ingredients to the Mediterranean diet; grains, pulses and...

Warm Lentil Salad w/ Halloumi Cheese, Oven Roasted Tomatoes & a Za’atar Vinaigrette

How many of you agree that consuming  processed, fat-free foods is probably the most frightful thing you could do to yourself? Take fat-free yogurt as a simple example; the ones that have slender, gorgeous ladies advertised all over the packaging. I can promise you one thing: these ladies are not eating that yogurt to get that figure. Fat Free anything, in this case yogurt, will have copious amounts of added sugar, high-fructose corn...

Falafel Salad

This salad is a twist on the falafel (pronounced falefeel) sandwich that is enjoyed around the Middle East. In Lebanon, a falafel sandwich comes stuffed with tomatoes, shredded lettuce, kabiss (mixed pickle varieties; chillies, beetroot, parsnip among others) lathered with tarator (tahini, garlic then diluted with lemon), maybe some batata (fries), wrapped in arabic bread and "BAM" as Emerill would say! Did I just describe heaven? I probably...

Pizza Margherita A La Arabia – The Lazy Women’s Flatbread Pizza

Days when you're craving a pizza with all your soul but you're just feeling like the laziest person in the world end up also being a creative. And so it was on a lazy Saturday afternoon, that this 'Arabic bread as a pizza base' idea was put to the test. Of course, I do much prefer to make my own pizza and yes I know this is sacrilege and I accept that you will judge me for the sinning mortal that I am! This method yields a...