2013 Year in Review: Most Popular Recipes

Top Recips of 2013 from The Lemon Bowl

A look back through 2013's most popular recipes as well as my favorites for the year. 2013 was an incredible year both personally and professionally. On the personal side, we watched our oldest son transform from a 16 month old baby into a running, climbing and thriving toddler. In November, we welcomed our second son into the world and have loved every single second with him these last two … {Read the full article}

Lemon-Basil Grilled Cheese Panini

Lemon-Basil Grilled Cheese Panini Square - The Lemon Bowl

For all of my fellow lemon lovers out there, this one is for you. Lemon zest and fresh basil make these about the most fresh-tasting grilled cheese sandwiches you’re going to find. I don't know about you, but cheese is the reason I could never be a vegan. In fact, the only thing I've craved more  during this pregnancy is hearty, bakery-style bread. This Lemon-Basil Grilled Cheese Panini from my … {Read the full article}

Fast and Healthy Recipes for Back to School

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Fast and healthy recipes costing less than $1.50 per serving including a tasty Hummus and Veggie Pita, an easy Asian-Style Grilled Salmon Packet and a frothy Frozen Watermelon Mint Slushy. It's a funny thing - even though I don't have  school-aged kids, there is distinct change that takes place as we transition from August to September. As I mentioned before, fall is a busy time for our family, … {Read the full article}

Chicken Shawarma Pita with Tahini Garlic Sauce

Chicken Shawarma Pita with Tahini Garlic Sauce - The Lemon Bowl

A quick and easy chicken marinade - lemon and yogurt tenderizes the lean chicken breasts while fresh garlic, parsley and spices add tons of flavor.   Recently the American Dairy Association Mideast asked me to share an easy, back-to-school dairy recipe. While you know I drink smoothies like it's my day job (oh wait..), I decided to take the savory route this time around. Truth is: I eat more … {Read the full article}

Greek Marinated Grilled Eggplant and Summer Squash

Greek Marinated Grilled Eggplant and Summer Squash - The Lemon Bowl

Greek Marinated Grilled Eggplant and Summer Squash is an easy and versatile recipe perfect for any veggies in season including asparagus, zucchini, red peppers, onions and more. One of the hottest foods trends right now is locally sourced food. Chances are if you don't have a garden growing in your own backyard you either frequent a farmers market, belong to a CSA (Community Supported … {Read the full article}

Grilled Sweet Potatoes with Rosemary

Grilled Sweet Potatoes with Rosemary - The Lemon Bowl

Grilled Sweet Potatoes with Rosemary is my summertime solution to our favorite cold weather side dish: Rosemary Sweet Potato Fries. Thanks to convenient little foil packets, there is virtually zero clean-up and the grill adds a smoky char that you simply don't get from the oven. In theory, I should have a gorgeous backyard garden full of tomatoes, green beans, zucchini and more. In reality, I … {Read the full article}

Grilled Turkey Kafta Patties

Grilled Turkey Kafta Patties - The Lemon Bowl

Did you know that my family is Middle Eastern? I'm kidding. Garlic, lemon juice and olive oil runs through my veins. In fact, my Syrian heritage is the reason this blog is named The Lemon Bowl. One of my favorite Lebanese dishes is grilled kafta kabobs.  Traditionally made with a lamb and beef combination, I decided to create a lighter version with ground turkey breast which we almost always have … {Read the full article}

Dreamfields Southwest Grilled Chicken and Corn Pasta Salad {Giveaway!}

Southwest Grilled Chicken and Corn Pasta Salad - The Lemon Bowl

When Susan asked me to participate in her Virtual Picnic as part of Dreamfields 3rd Annual Pastapalooza Pasta Salad Celebration I was immediately on board. This little boy in my belly pretty much craves carbs morning, noon and night. Pasta salads are the perfect happy medium because I can get my carb fix while also enjoying tons of fresh veggies and lean protein. … {Read the full article}