Bison Vegetable Soup

Vegetable Bison Soup - The Lemon Bowl

This hearty and satisfying soup is packed with lean bison and plenty of fresh vegetables. Freeze ahead for busy weeknight meals or make a big batch for brown bag lunches. It's the strangest thing but I'm pretty confident I eat just as much soup during the warm summer months as I do in the middle of winter. Is that weird? Don't answer. After thinking about it, I've decided it actually makes a … {Read the full article}

Greek Meatballs Recipe {Gluten Free}

Greek Meatballs by The Lemon Bowl

A Greek twist on the Italian classic, your family will love these flavor-packed gluten free meatballs seasoned with oregano, allspice and garlic. I'm pretty certain my husband would eat anything in meatball form. There is just something about having a platter of meatballs for dinner that puts a smile on his face and I'm happy to oblige. We typically go the Italian route with Beef and … {Read the full article}

All Purpose Lebanese Spice Blend

All Purpose Lebanese Spice Mix - The Lemon Bowl

This fragrant All Purpose Lebanese Spice Blend is the secret to irresistible grilled meats, soups, roasts and other Middle Eastern specialties. As a busy mother of two young boys under the age of 3, I have become a bit of a master in turning my family's traditional Middle Eastern recipes into quick and easy weeknight dishes. In fact, I often joke that I am in favor of anything that helps me get … {Read the full article}

Shredded Beef Tacos with Avocado, Onion and Cilantro

Beef Tacos with Cilantro and Onions - The Lemon Bowl

These simple pulled beef tacos are made with warm corn tortillas and topped with creamy avocado, minced onions and fresh cilantro. If you follow me on Instagram, you may have noticed that I love frequenting the new Downtown Market here in Grand Rapids. A combination indoor/outdoor marketplace, it reminds me of a mini Chelsea Market full of food stalls, local vendors and more. From May - … {Read the full article}

Grilled Lebanese Beef Kafta Patties

Grilled Lebanese Beef Kafta Patties - The Lemon Bowl

These savory kafta patties are made with ground beef, onion, fresh parsley and traditional Lebanese spices. Perfect on the grill or under the broiler. Once upon a time, I made these for dinner and my 2 year old son at 75% of them before I got to the table. The End. Wasn't that a good story? It's actually a true story but honestly I was just so thrilled he loved them that I could hardly care. … {Read the full article}

Slow Cooker Shredded Beef Recipe

Slow Cooker Shredded Beef by The Lemon Bowl

Save time with this simple Slow Cooker Shredded Beef. Juicy, flavorful and easy to make, you will love having this beef on hand all week long. I'm not sure if it's because spring is taking its dear sweet time to arrive or because my life has never been busier, but my love for slow cooked foods has never been stronger. There was a time when I only used my slow cooker a few times a year but these … {Read the full article}

Meaty Bison and Mushroom Stuffed Peppers

Bison and Mushroom Stuffed Peppers - The Lemon Bowl

Lean ground bison, meaty mushrooms and chewy farro create this hearty, satisfying twist on a comfort food classic. We didn't grow up eating stuffed peppers but my Middle Eastern relatives have been stuffing vegetables for years. My all time favorite is Lebanese Stuffed Kusa Squash but I'm also a huge fan of Stuffed Eggplant with Beef and Pine Nuts, Stuffed Cabbage Rolls and Meat Stuffed Grape … {Read the full article}

Lebanese Hushwee – Ground Beef with Cinnamon and Toasted Pine Nuts

Hushwee - The Lemon Bowl

A staple in Middle Eastern cuisine, hushwee is a humble, flavor-packed dish made of ground meat cooked in clarified butter then seasoned with cinnamon and toasted pine nuts. It is naturally gluten free and paleo.You know how certain people have their specialties in every family? Well in our family, my Aunt Paula is famous for hushwee. No matter how hard I try, mine never quite tastes like hers and … {Read the full article}