From: "The Bean Cookbook" by Norma S. Upson (1982). Hearty and filling. Brown rice usually takes about 45 minutes so I'm including that in the cooking time. *If you would like some heat or a chile flavor consider adding tabasco, jalapenos or diced mild green chilies. I just made this with salsa instead of tomatoes and added black pepper. I was very pleased with the results. A simple flavored hearty meal. I'm used to mexican dishes having cumin and it may work with this but I liked it being different and it may appeal to people who don't like cumin. I think black olives and bell pepper would be good in it too. Some people may also want to add layers of cheese but I was really surprised at how good it was without it. To cut down the fat more you could cook the onions with the ground beef and skip the butter.
This was inspired by two other wonderful hearts of palm recipes: recipe#170418 and recipe#236961. It's great smooth and creamy or chunky with the tomatoes and onion added. If you like heat add a minced jalapeno or cayenne pepper. It tastes close to regular guacamole but is healthier. Hearts of palm are full of nutrients and low calorie.
I finally measured everything so I could post this recipe that I made up over 10 years ago. I used to serve them with diced fried potatoes cooked in the same spices. Might be weird but I like sour cream with them too. Leftovers are yummy and I've even eaten them in a sandwich!
From: "Classic Vegetarian Cooking from the Middle East & North Africa" by Habeeb Salloum. Arabian Gulf. See my Recipe#257499. Time does not include soaking chickpeas overnight. I'm sure canned chickpeas could be used to save time.
My Mother has been making this for years from an old 1970's Family Circle Pies and Cakes cookbook. Cookbook's notes: "Crisp crust, velvety-smooth filling, creamy topping are all delectably chocolatey." Her notes: "Real good- favorite, very airy yet rich."
This is from "Herbs and Spices the Cook's Reference" by Jill Norman. This substantial omelette, something like a Spanish tortilla, is called a kookoo in Iran and eggah in the Arab countries. A tablespoon of barberries can be added to the filling. The omelette can be baked or cooked on top of the stove.
Made this up on a hot summers day. Originally I wanted to use frozen dark sweet cherries but didn't have enough so used frozen mixed berries. I'm sure almost any frozen fruit would be good: strawberries, mangoes, peaches, etc. You can also use your preferred type of lemonade but I like ones that use fresh lemon juice.
Here's a tasty recipe my Mother made up a few years back. I remember it being really good. She wrote her guess at the measurements down on a recipe card afterwards. Her note says it's great over pan fried sole fillets. It makes enough to top 4 fillets.