"Musakhan is the hugely popular national dish of Palestine. Growing up, Sami ate it once a week, pulling a piece of chicken and sandwiching it between a piece of pita or flatbread. It's a dish to eat with your hands and with your friends, served from one pot or plate, for everyone to then tear at some of the bread and spoon on the chicken and topping for themselves.
"This hearty stew is best served with a big platter of couscous. You may also serve it with Morrocan bread or with a crusty Fench or Italian loaf and Moroccan salads or any green salad. In Morocco a very hot sauce known as harissa, made up of Moroccan Chile-Garlic Paste (page 674) and some liquid from the stew is passed around in a bowl."
Originally published as "Vegetarian Cutlets", we informally call them beet burgers and dress them like a regular beef burger. Fry them on the first side to get a little crust so they hold together when flipping. I sometimes use two spatulas to flip the burger, one to lift the burger out of the pan and then carefully place another spatula on top. Turn them over and slide the burger off the 2nd spatula, now on the bottom, back into the pan.
"An incredibly flavorful fall roasted squash salad with macadamia nut cheese, crispy shallot, and balsamic reduction! A hearty side or main. Just 30 minutes and 10 ingredients required!"
We substitued some pan fried Halloumi cheese in place of the macadamia nut cheese. And we baked some sweet potato fingers at the same time as the squash for our non-squash eating picky eaters. We baked at 375°F to prevent burning of the sweet potato.