Eggplant Extravaganza

On today's show, it's an extraordinary eggplant extravaganza. American, Italian, Indian, Sicilian, French, Lebanese, Japanese and Chinese too, it's all about eggplant that Julie is making just for you. From simple and sophisticated to earthy and exotic, eggplants are excellent selections for sauces, spreads, soups and stews, stuffed and even pickled eggplant too. In today's episode Julie is sharing some of her favorite eggplant recipes with you. Julie's eggplant extravaganza all starts with her signature starter called batenjen mishwee, a fire-roasted eggplant spread that sets the stage for her magnificent main meal, internationally known as sheikh el' mahshi. Her star dish delight of the day showcases baby Indian eggplants, that are sauteed and stuffed with a mouthwatering meat and pine nut mixture then blissfully baked away in a tomato casserole that is golden brown and bubbly as can be. Last but certainly not least is a specialty breakfast dish called bayd b batenjen baked eggs and eggplants that is an enjoyable flavor combination. With just one look, you will love Julie's extraordinary eggplant dishes and inspiring ideas just as much as she loves preparing them for you. Sourced straight from Mama's garden with Mama's eggplant expertise on how-to grow right at home. Sliced, diced, sauteed, smashed and stuffed too, it's Julie's eggplant extravaganza that she is cooking up just for you.

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Stop & Smell The Roses

STOP! And, smell the roses with Julie's rose water signature scented sweets hailing from Lebanon and the Middle East. Everything is coming up roses on today's show as Julie brings you along with her as she strolls through beautiful and breathtaking rose garden that inspires her to come back into her Lebanese kitchen to make and bake some of the most sumptuous rose water infused sweets that her culture is so famously known for. First up is Julie's bellawriyeh meaning to "glow" this shredded phyllo dough dessert is delightfully layered with a flavorful pistachio-walnut filling.

  • 2017-09-28T04:00:00-07:00


Rise and shine by starting your day the Lebanese way. Magnificent, mesmerizing and memorable as can be, it can only be Julie making manoush, Lebanese breakfast dough pies with her Mama in the morning. As soon as the thought of manoush comes to mind, Julie immediately envisions her mother. Ever since she was a little girl, Julie grew up to the sights, sounds and scents surrounding her as her mother would be making and baking manoush on their family's saj (an authentic outdoor Lebanese oven) signaling Sunday mornings.

  • 2017-10-05T04:00:00-07:00

Magical Mezze Amidst The Moonlight

Mezze is internationally known all over the world as one of the most distinctive and delicious display of dishes to delve into originating right from Lebanon and the Middle East. In today's show Julie is making her mezze magical with an evening set amidst the moonlight of scrumptious small plates presented on a table as far as the eye can see for you and for her loving Lebanese family that Julie is entertaining throughout this socially-inspired show.

  • 2017-10-12T04:00:00-07:00

Falling for Fattoush

Julie is falling for fattoush and you will be too. Her Lebanese peasant-style bread staple is sure to become your new favorite salad. This singular dish inspires Julie to visit a wonderful waterfall nearby where freshness fills the air and aspires her to make a light and lovely Lebanese meal.

  • 2017-10-19T04:00:00-07:00