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}

Slow Cooker Beef Chili with Lime Crema

Slow Cooker Beef Chili - The Lemon Bowl

An easy and flavorful slow cooker beef chili with a zesty lime crema for serving.  If you are a regular reader of my blog or follow me on Facebook, chances are you've heard me confess a terrible secret: my husband does not eat Mexican food. I know... I. KNOW. Crazy, right? Ironically, I was born in Tucson, Arizona not far from the Mexico border and have been eating authentic Mexican food my … {Read the full article}

Easy Beef and Broccoli Recipe

Easy Beef and Broccoli - The Lemon Bowl

Crisp-tender broccoli and lean sirloin is quickly stir-fried with a flavorful ginger, garlic and soy sauce mixture to create this easy weeknight dinner. If there is one dinner our family tends to gravitate towards on a weekly basis it is most definitely an Asian stir fry of some sort. It's a great way to place vegetables on the center stage of the dinner plate while still incorporating lean … {Read the full article}

30 Healthy Slow Cooker Recipes

30 Healthy Slow Cooker Recipes - The Lemon Bowl

A round-up of 30 healthy, easy and delicious slow cooker recipes that just so happen to be good for you.  Whether you are looking to shed a few pounds or simply wish to eat more meals at home this year, the slow cooker is your friend. By taking a few moments in the morning or even the night before, a warm and hearty meal will be waiting for you when you are ready for it. Below is a list of 30 … {Read the full article}

Lebanese Meat Pies (Sfeehas)

Lebanese Sfeehas - Meat Pies - The Lemon Bowl

These savory Lebanese meat pies (known as sfeehas) get their irresistible flavor from clarified butter, toasted pine nuts and fragrant cinnamon. Today's post is dedicated to my husband, Rich, in appreciation of all that he does (and puts up with!) as the spouse of a food blogger. In honor of the occasion, I am sharing his most favorite recipe: Lebanese Meat Pies, also known as sfeehas or … {Read the full article}

Beef Chili with Black Beans

Beef Chili with Black Beans - The Lemon Bowl

Do you love chili as much as I do? Smoky, sweet and bursting with flavor, chili is a healthy and protein-packed dinner in a bowl.  If you're throwing a party, chili is the perfect dish because not only can it be made the day before - it actually tastes better the next day! Want to get even more ahead of the game? Make a batch and pop it in the freezer.  Boom. … {Read the full article}

Beef and Ricotta Meatballs

Beef and Ricotta Meatballs - The Lemon Bowl

When I was little, I always wanted to be that iconic Italian mother in the kitchen who spent her days stirring a pot of something delicious.  My family is full of loud and crazy women who know their way around the kitchen but you're more likely to find Stuffed Grape Leaves, Syrian Salad or Meat Pies than lasagna or raviolis. … {Read the full article}