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Mediterranean chick pea stew

 It's back to school time and the beginning sweater weather, pumpkin spice, all things apple and soups and stews. This one is super delicious, easy to make and healthy! Ingredients : 14.5 ounce can whole peeled tomatoes 1 medium red onion 2 teaspoons ras el hanout 15 ounce can chickpeas 3 ounces baby spinach 1/4 cup feta cheese  1 clove garlic, minced olive oil, salt, pepper Method: Using kitchen shears, coarsely chop tomatoes directly in can. Halve and thinly slice onion. Finely chop 2 tablespoons of the sliced onions; set aside for serving. Heat 2 tablespoons oil in a medium Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add sliced onions and cook, stirring occasionally, until softened and deeply browned in spots. Add 2 teaspoons ras al hanout and chopped garlic; cook, stirring occasionally, until fragrant, about 1 minute. To same pot, add tomatoes, chickpeas and their liquid, 1⁄2 cup water, and 1 teaspoon each of sugar and salt. Bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce heat to a simmer; c

Chicken and Tomato Rice

 I love a simple, one pot meal. Easy clean up makes this home chef very happy. The ingredients are supper economical, while still big on flavor. Enjoy! Ingredients: 1 red onion, diced 2 plum tomatoes, coarsely chopped 1/2 pound chicken breast, cut into one inch pieces 2 teaspoons chili powder 5 ounces jasmine rice Chicken broth 2 tablespoons Apple cider vinegar 1 teaspoon sugar salt, pepper, olive il Method :  In a small bowl, stir to combine 2 tablespoons vinegar, 1 teaspoon sugar, and a pinch of salt , whisking until sugar dissolves. Add half the onions, stirring to coat; set aside, stirring occasionally, until ready to serve. Pat chicken dry. Season all over with salt and pepper. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a medium pot over medium-high heat. Add chicken and cook, stirring occasionally, until lightly browned in spots. Transfer to a plate. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in same pot over medium-high. Add remaining onions and a pinch each of salt and pepper. Cook, scraping up any browned bits from

Baked Beef Arayes

 An arayes is a classic Middle Eastern street food. One of my favorite things to do is travel the world in my kitchen via recipes I find. This is my take on a beef arayes! Ingredients: 2 russet potatoes 1 lemon 10 ounces ground beef 2 teaspoons baharat spice blend 2 Mediterranean pitas  fresh dill 1/4 cup sour cream 1 clove garlic, minced salt, pepper, olive oil Method: Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Cut potatoes into 1⁄2-inch thick fries. Toss on a rimmed baking sheet with 3 tablespoons oil and a pinch each of salt and pepper. Bake on lower oven rack until browned on the bottom, about 25 minutes. Flip and cook until crisp, about 15 minutes more. While fries cook, grate 1⁄2 teaspoon lemon zest . Squeeze 1 teaspoon juice into a small bowl; set aside. Cut remaining lemon into wedges. In a medium bowl, mix beef with baharat spice, lemon zest, half of the chopped garlic, 1⁄2 teaspoon salt, and a few grinds of pepper. Line a second rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. Spread beef in an