I can imagine a lot of my friends saying, "THAT'S NOT TABBOULEH!"
Purists, I urge you to relax! Even the chef acknowledges that there are many opinions about this famous, Lebanese salad.... It's not a salad? It's not Lebanese? Oh, but it is Lebanese! Personally, I consider it a spectacular salad, but there are those who insist that tabbouleh is not a salad. It's tabbouleh. Oh, goodness, I could really get into all sorts of trouble!
Call it what you will, Kellie Anderson, health educationist and nutrition advisor with Maggie's Cancer Caring Centres, has fun with it. Her website and blog are fantastic and her recipes are beautiful, healthy, wholesome, and (did I mention) FUN! She offers mostly vegetarian and vegan options but also recipes with fish and sometimes meat and poultry. She also has gluten-free selections.
Kellie is originally from Florida, but she's lived, worked, and cooked in Scotland for many years. Her recipes draw from a wonderful variety of food traditions and cultures -- delicious, healthy fusion! If recipes such as Curry-Spiced Vegetable and Lentil Enchiladas ("Naanchiladas'), Pad Thai Crepes, Fig and Labneh Tartines with Maple and Cardomom, Baked Marinara-stuffed Arancini (Risotto Balls), and Three-Ginger Parkin (Sticky Gingerbread) with Vanilla-Apple Compote don't sound interesting to you, well, then, ouf! Check out her recipe index; there is something in it for everyone. It's huge and it feels so good to know that she's created all of these recipes with good health and clean eating in mind. Her website is easy to navigate. Her recipe index is at the bottom of the menu list.
Food to Glow - thank you, Kellie!
Surely, the past, present, and future connect in this miraculous state we call life. In this light, history and all human experience are ever-present. Wouldn't it be nice, then, if we could enjoy each other, if we could appreciate and celebrate our differences? Let us love! Let us have fun. Let us toast each other and wish each other well. Now, in our awareness, is the time to be happy, to do our best, to live fully to our purest, highest standards.