Posts tagged ‘lebanese’

Meal For Deux

when i have nothing to do, my mind wanders, and today all i could think about was that i really want to go out on a date.  nothing special, maybe a trip to the zoo or a museum.  because, frankly, it’s been a while.  i’ve never asked anyone out before, so i’m hoping someone sees this and does the work for me. but no movie…not a first date.  that just provides more time for me to get nervous and freak out inside my head.  it happened one time in high school, and from that day forward i promised to never do that again.

so instead of a date, a cooked a meal for two…

bazilla and ruz (aka peas and rice for all you non-arabic speaking readers)

1 tsp oil
1/2 lb ground turkey (or beef)
1/2 onion, diced
1 small can tomato sauce
1 can peas

brown turkey and sweat onions in oil till meat is cooked through. then add can of peas and tomato sauce. let it come to a simmer then serve over rice.
 and ate it all myself (but don’t worry it was mostly veggies…).


September 21, 2008 at 6:41 pm Leave a comment

Food Cravings


It’s been a long time since I’ve posted about food.  (So for all you new readers, I love to cook.)  What’s strange about food is you can have a full fridge and pantry and still be unsatisfied.  Just yesterday my mom had made a big pot of soup, which I normally love but instead I wanted peas and rice (a Lebanese dish…see recipe page for cooking instructions).

It’s weird how food cravings just hit you, and suddenly you can’t think of or want anything else.  It’s almost like a crush.  You think about how it makes you feel warm and tingly on the inside, and how a full plate still isn’t enough; you’ll always want more.  The food is so comforting and warms you right up.  And for me it even makes me smile just to think of it…. strange I know.  But think about it: Let’s say it’s last Sunday, you’re watching the big game, would you be satisfied with a salad?  No, you want the football craving foods: nachos, pizza, wings, beer, etc.  And even though you should stop eating, you don’t.  You keep eating until you feel sick because you can’t get enough of it.  In the end, you’re smiling and so happy.  And now thanks to writing this post I’m craving a snack, it never ends.

February 10, 2008 at 4:06 pm Leave a comment