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Goat Labna with Zaatar

HELLO ladies!!!

It’s September- and I LOVE September. Still have the longish days, the weather is mild and it’s back to school time! Even though I no longer go back to school, this is still the time where I start new routines and classes. I’ve recently decided to go back to the foods that give me fuel, are tasty and healthy….meaning the Mediterranean diet. I’ve bought a few cookbooks and been rediscovering the beauty of the foods kissed by the sun, cooked simply and that are just divine! In my cookbooks there are various recipes for labna- strained yogurt cheese, like a thick cream cheese. I decided to try making some myself using goat yogurt and my favorite spice blend ever….zaatar. This is an incredibly simple recipe- it just needs some time, so be prepared to wait at least 24 hours….but it’s so worth it!!!

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Zaatar Kale Chips

Vancouver November 2014

I discovered Zaatar in Jordan a few years ago when Beth and I went to visit Thomas and Hanin. It’s the taste of pure happiness. A beautiful mixture of thyme, sumak and sesame seeds….each batch is different. Each is delicious. It’s my catnip. I’ve recently been trying to eat more greens including kale. Kale smells like farts but is supposedly the best thing EVER for you. So- how do you make something that smells like farts appealing enough to eat? The answer: add Zaatar and make them into healthy chips. This recipe is adapted from the “Oh She Glows” recipe.

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