Simple Roasted Beets with Orange and Rosemary

Roasted Beets

Roasted beets are easier to make than you think! My simple recipe creates tender, sweet beets with a hint of fresh rosemary and orange in the background.Roasted beets have a special place in my heart. Believe it or not, my very first blog post involved roasted beets: Beets and Wheat Berries Make Me Happy. What can I say? I love beets and I wanted to tell the world. The truth is, so many people … {Read the full article}

Lightened Chicken Salad Recipe

Lightened Chicken Salad by The Lemon Bowl

Your favorite chicken salad gets a healthy makeover with creamy yogurt and tangy dijon mustard. When you are busy with a 4 month old and a 2 year old all day, quick-and-easy becomes the name of the game when it comes to lunch time. Of course, life is too short to eat grilled chicken salads every day so I love finding new ways to create hearty yet satisfying meals that don't make you feel … {Read the full article}

California Strawberries Farm Tour

Ventura Beach - The Lemon Bowl

As a proud California Strawberries Ambassador, I had the pleasure of traveling to Oxnard, California to meet the fourth generational family farmers who own Terry Farms. If you follow me on Instagram, you may have noticed that I was lucky enough to trade in the cold and snow for palm trees and sunshine this past weekend. As a proud California Strawberries Ambassador, I was invited to attend a … {Read the full article}

Chocolate Espresso Protein Smoothie

Chocolate Espresso Smoothie - The Lemon Bowl

Thick, creamy and packed with protein, this chocolate espresso smoothie will give you all-day energy.  Chocolate and coffee is one of the best flavor combinations of the world and one that I was first introduced to by my beautiful mother. Every family birthday celebration was centered around my mom's famous "Duck Cake" which was simply a yellow cake baked in a duck-shaped pan. You see, my maiden … {Read the full article}

Easy Hard Boiled Eggs Recipe

Easy Hard Boiled Eggs - The Lemon Bowl

Hard boiled eggs are packed with protein, vitamins and minerals - perfect for on-the-go snacking.With Easter and Passover right around the corner, my weekly egg consumption is about to get kicked up a notch! And frankly, I couldn't be more thrilled. After a long, brutally cold winter, I am ready to embrace every aspect of spring and Passover is always the first sign of it in my family. Although … {Read the full article}

Za’atar Crusted Grilled Pork Chops

Za'atar Crusted Pork Chop - The Lemon Bowl

Porterhouse Pork Chops are brushed with olive oil and za'atar, a Middle Eastern spice blend, then grilled to juicy perfection. When the Ohio Pork Board invited me to help promote their #PinkPork campaign, I was immediately on board. This might sound a little silly but one of my biggest culinary pet peeves is over cooked meat. It's my mother's fault. Let me explain... You see, I come from a … {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 Chopped Salad with Chickpeas

Lebanese Chickpea Chopped Salad - The Lemon Bow

A fun twist on tabbouleh, this Lebanese chopped salad is bursting with fresh flavors and packed with protein. One of the reasons I always crave Lebanese food is because of the way it makes me feel after I eat it. Light, flavorful and protein-packed, I never feel heavy or weighed down after I eat Middle Eastern food. I wish I could say the same about a giant slice of pizza or a gooey grilled … {Read the full article}