Party/potluck food.

Brown rice and chick pea saladBringing food to parties or potlucks can be a daunting task. But it just takes a little planning, scrounging around in the cupboard and stepping outside to your garden for fresh herbs. Atleast in my world it is. But seriously. It should be a simple task, no?

I had a family dinner recently and not only was I tasked to bring dessert, I was also asked to bring an appetizer as well! 7 good eaters…what was I to bring? I looked around my house and it came to me: brown rice and chick pea salad.

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Tabbouleh with a twist.

Couscous tabboulehIf there’s one thing I love about Middle Eastern food, it’s tabbouleh. Tabbouleh is a traditional Lebanese salad made from finely chopped parsley, tomato, bulgur wheat, cumin spice, and lots and lots of lemon. Lettuce is usually served to scoop up the salad alongside with pita, hummus, and baba ghanoush. It is divine. But I decided to switch it up a bit. My twist on this? How about a couscous tabbouleh?

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