When I was younger, my mother used to sit with a large pan of zucchinis and aubergines on one side of her and a large bowl of mixed lamb, rice and herbs on the other. She would sit there coring the vegetables, and ask me to stuff the hollow zucchinis and aubergines with the fragrant rice mix. I would usually come in half way through and help her on the home-run. She was always very appreciative of my help and I still cherish those times we spent together doing something we both loved, and creating lifelong passions for healthy food cooked to taste good and bring people together.
Vegetarian Vine Leaves
It is very likely that you have had stuffed vine leaves before, either in a Greek or Lebanese restaurant. It’s likely that they were cold, lemony, loosely rolled and vegetarian. As nice as they are, they are nothing like Palestinian Stuffed vine leaves, which are traditionally stuffed with lamb, rice and spices, tightly rolled and served piping hot as a main meal with yoghurt. Mine are a wonderfully healthy, nutritious and delicious variation of the Palestinian variety.