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North Hollywood, CA 91605

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Introduction To My Recipes

My recipes are simple with the most basic ingredients.  In order to have a good and as close to natural food food taste, you do not need to add and mix so many ingredients like you see on TV and read about in books.  Keep your meals as simple as you can with basic ingredients only (unless you like my stuff).



1 turkey 13 to 15 lbs.
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. pepper
1 tsp. Seven Spices (optional. You can find it in the Middle Eastern stores on the spice rack).
1 can or bottle of beer

  1. Thaw turkey 2 days before and on the night before the cooking. Wash the turkey.
  2. Mix all spices together and wipe the turkey. Let it sit overnight in the refrigerator.
  3. Put turkey in Dutch oven and pour beer on top of and inside the turkey.
  4. Cook at 400°. It takes between 2 hours and fifteen minutes to 2½ hours depending on the size of the bird.
  5. Let stand for ½ hour with no heat. Carve and serve.
10oz  links of bacon or sausage  (optional is Turkey bacon) cut into small pieces
2 medium onion or 1large onion cut into small pieces
6 potatoe cut into small pieces
1 cup sliced mushrooms  (can okay)
1 bell pepper cut into pieces
1 lb chopped broccoli
1 lb chopped cauliflower can substitute instead of broccoli, bell pepper  or mushrooms.
6- 8 oz grated cheddar cheese
8 beaten eggs
1 can pitted black olives
Salt and Pepper to taste

     1. Brown bacon and add onion. Let it cook for 10 minutes.
     2. Add potatoes. Let it cook for 10 minutes
     3. Add mushrooms, bell pepper, broccoli and olives. Let it cook for 10 to 15 minutes.
     4. Add beaten eggs and stir gently and let it cook for 5 to10 minutes
     5. Sprinkle cheese over and let it cook for 5 minutes

* This dish serves 6 people


Simple Lentil Soup
1 cup lentils (Canadian Bale)
5 cups water
1 large onion
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. cumin
½ tsp. black pepper
½ cup olive oil (or any oil you prefer)
2 lemons
1 cup toasted bread or croutons

  1. Put lentils and water in Dutch oven and cook until soft.
  2. Chop onion into long fine pieces and fry in oil until brown. Do not burn.
  3. Pour oil and onion and salt, cumin pepper and the lemon juice into Dutch oven.
  4. Stir well and serve in bowl. Makes 6 bowls.
  5. Serve with toasted bread on top and add lemon to taste.
Lentil With Green Chard Soup
More than a soup; almost a meal.  Add crackers, croutons or toasted pita bread and you'll have a real meal.
Vegetable Soup (vegetarian) 

1 cup broccoli (after chopped up)
1 cup cauliflower (after chopped up)
2 carrots
1 small tomato
2 small potatoes
2 zucchini
2 squash
2 stalks of celery
½ of whole garlic
2 leaves of cabbage (optional)
2 spears of asparagus (optional)
2 16oz. cans of chicken broth (or 2 cups water with 2 Tbsp. Maggi powder)
1 cup water
1 Tbsp. rice (optional)
Salt and pepper to taste

  1. Chop all vegetables into small pieces, about ½" cubes.
  2. Mix all ingredients together and cook at 350° for about 50 minutes.
For non-vegetarian you can add ½ lb. of stew meat or meatballs.
Walnut Sweet Potatoes
6 to 8 sweet potatoes
½ cup brown sugar
¾ cup crushed walnuts (may substitute pecans)
3 to 4 Tbsp. honey

  1. Peel potatoes and cut them into cubes around 1" square. Put them in Dutch oven.
  2. Pour brown sugar on top.
  3. Pour walnuts on top.
  4. Mix all ingredients together and cook at 350° for 45 minutes until potatoes are soft.
  5. Drizzle honey on top, mix and serve.

Other Recipes


I make my own Zaatar (oregano mix) add in  very little salt, but you can buy Zaatar in ready mix bags at the Middle Eastern store. This Manakish is very popular in Lebanon and Syria. It is eaten during breakfast with a cup of tea.

How to make Zaatar  (Oregano Mix)

2 bags Mexican oregano  ( the oregano used in Menudo dishes)
2 bags Sumac
1/2 bag of roasted sesame seeds  (you can buy it roasted ... not raw)
1/2 cup Garbonzo beans roasted  (unsalted)
1 1/2 Tablespoons of salt


1.  Grind oregano using a coffee grinder, 1/2 cup at a time. Finely grind and pour into a bowl.
2.  Pour Sumac, sesame seeds and salt
3.  Grind garbonzo beans finely (not granulated). Pour on top and mix all ingredients very well. Store in jars for future use. ( Zaatar can be stored for many years)

How to make Manakish

1.  Shape the dough into a circle by stretching it from the center outwards at around 8" (pizza shape)
2.  Pour 3- 4 tablespoons of Zaatar into a small bowl
3.  Add olive oil and mix with a spoon to become like yogurt texture
4.  Use a spoon to spread over the dough and bake in the oven for about 5 minutes at 350 degrees.
*  If doing outdoor cooking or at camp, use pita bread or tortilla and use a skillet (as you see in the photo) until toasted and sprinkle shredded chedder cheese on top and eat as a meal or anytime desired.

Lebanese Bread Salad (Fattoush)
2 toasted sm. pitas
3 lg. cucumbers
3 lg. tomatoes
1 brunch radishes
1 tsp. salt
3 cloves garlic
2 lemons, juiced
3 T. vinegar
¼ c. olive oil
1 bunch fresh mints
1 onion
1 bunch parsley

  1. Break bread into crumbs.
  2. Chop all vegetables (onions, mints, radishes, tomatoes, cucumbers, etc.)
  3. Add bread crumbs and mix thoroughly.
  4. Mash garlic with salt
  5. Add lemon juice, vinegar and oil; add into vegetables and mix thoroughly.
  6. Sprinkle with some sumac (tasty Arabic seasoning) and serve. Great for the summer.

Recipes From Friends

                                                     Easy Macaroni

  1. 1 lb. Ground beef.
  2. 2 {12 to 16 oz.} packs Macaroni [ any shape].
  3. 2 {14 oz.} cans Corn.
  4. 2 {14 oz. } cans 14 oz. Tomato Sauce.
  5. 2 {14 oz. } cans Tomato Crushed [ or 3 Tomato fresh ].
  6. 1 Large Onion chopped.
  7. 3 Tbsp. Olive Oil  or any shortening you like.
  8. Salt & Pepper to taste.
  9. ½ lb. Chedder cheese.
  10. 1 cup Water.


        In a 12” Dutch oven shallow 6 quarts, fry ground beef with onion and olive oil half way { do not brown , add salt and pepper ,
Lay one pack of macaroni over ground beef ,one can of corn with the water, one can of tomato sauce and one can of  tomato crushed .
Repeat again one pack of macaroni, one can corn, one can tomato sauce and one can tomato crushed add 1 cup of water on top of all around.
Cook at 350 to 400 degree, for about 50 minutes. { once you see the smoke and the smell coming} lift the oven  and mix all starting from the bottom of the oven up to mix the meet let it rest for 5 minutes and sprinkle the shedder cheese on top and serve 12 persons. For a 12” Dutch oven deep 8 quarts, 1 to 2 lb. ground beef, 3 packs and cans of each and 2 cups water serve 20 persons.
 First Night Trail Dinner

1 instant lunch cup
2 spoons 1-Minute Rice
2 cubes powder Maggi chicken flavoring

  1. Crush the instant noodles.
  2. Add 2 spoons rice.
  3. Sprinkle Maggi powder.
  4. Mix all together.
  5. Boil 1 cup water.
  6. Pour over mixture and let stand for 3 mintues in covered cup.
  7. (Prepare mixture at home and put in a sealable sandwich bag).