Filed under Middle Eastern Cuisine

Jerusalem Garden

Jerusalem Garden

Jerusalem Garden is a much-loved mainstay of the Ann Arbor eatery scene, but somehow I’ve never blogged about them before. Today I am here to remedy that. Having visited several times, I’ve developed a collection of several pictures of their cuisine. Cozy seating is available inside Jerusalem Garden, but I typically visit for take-out. Fresh … Continue reading

Spicy Chicken Shawarma Wraps

Spicy Chicken Shawarma Wraps

Any other shawarma fans out there!? I am a huge fan of this Middle Eastern-style of meat preparation, involving lots of bold seasonings. Traditionally, preparing shawarma involves grilling giant blocks of meat and shaving slices off for individual slices. For most of us, grilling giant slabs of meat on a spit for several hours probably … Continue reading

Spice Week – Day 4: Chicken Shawarma

Spice Week – Day 4: Chicken Shawarma

Alright, alright, yes this week is Spice Week, and yes, admittedly it is a bit heavy on the Cardamom – which is actually today’s ‘new spice of the day’ as well! (Along with several others!) Today’s new recipe, in which I tried making one of my favorite foods myself for the first time, contained all of these … Continue reading

Spice Week – Day 3: Mujaddara with Cardamom

Spice Week – Day 3: Mujaddara with Cardamom

Welcome to Day 3 of Spice Week! Admittedly, Cardamom made an appearance in yesterday’s dessert – Guinness Banana Nut and Ginger Bread – but that’s okay, because I make the rules. :) Cardamom, a spice of Indian origin, is today’s new spice of the day. I opted for ground cardamom, however, whole pods are often used. In fact, the recipe I … Continue reading

Palm Palace – Lamb Shwarma

Palm Palace – Lamb Shwarma

Mmm, Palm Palace. How I love thee. Also loved thee when you were La Shish. Because, first of all, you bring me a huge, complimentary basket of warm pita  bread, fresh from the brick oven. And to boot, I also get a little bowl of garlic paste to shmear all over the bread. Yummy. And … Continue reading

Ahmo’s Falafel Plate

As you may have seen in a recent post, not longer ago I tried making falafel myself and it was quite a fail. The huz m recently tried Ahmo’s and liked it, and I have never been; so, tonight we decided to go for dinner so I could get my falafel fix (and the huz his gyro fix).  I … Continue reading

Salads, falafel, and tea; oh my.

This is a “catch-up” post for some eats over the last few days. Delicious salad with romaine, cukes, red pepper, red onion, broccoli, feta: Falafel fail. I LOVE falafel. I did NOT love this recipe. So BLAND. But it only cost me $1.67 to make ($.67 for chickpeas and $1 for pitas) and I had … Continue reading