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Teaching Your Kids About Ramadan (page 2)

Teaching Your Kids About Ramadan

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Updated on Jul 17, 2013

What You Need:

  • 1 cup tomatoes (either cherry tomatoes cut in half, or regular tomatoes cut into chunks)
  • 1 cup cucumber: peeled, seeded, and cubed
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh mint
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 6 cups of hearts of romaine, torn 2 pita breads
  • 2/3 cup- 1 cup crumbled feta cheese (to taste)

For Dressing:

  • 3 or more garlic cloves (put through garlic press, or mashed with mortar and pestle)
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon of sumac powder
  • Sea salt and pepper (to taste)

What You Do:

  1. Toast 2 large pitas in a 375-degree oven until golden brown and crispy.
  2. Let cool and break into ½ inch pieces.
  3. Mix the above ingredients with the pita.
  4. Then, mix the dressing and pour it over the top.

Lentil Soup

What You Need:

  • 6 cups chicken stock
  • 1 lb. red lentils
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 cup chopped cilantro
  • 3/4 cup lemon juice

What You Do:

  1. Put the chicken stock and lentils into a big saucepan and bring them to a boil.
  2. Cover and reduce to a simmer for 20 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, heat the oil over a medium flame and cook the garlic and onion until they’re translucent.
  4. Stir the mixture into the lentils and season with the spices.
  5. Continue simmering for about 10 more minutes, until the lentils are soft.
  6. Once everything is cooked, puree in a blender or food processor.
  7. Stir in the lemon juice and cilantro right before serving. Enjoy!
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