Contributor: Walid Nasdredinne, 60
Place: Kfar Qatra – Mount Lebanon – Lebanon
Together with his wife he runs a vegan restaurant in the Lebanese mountain where they serve food made from the land they cultivate.
He is the main chef in the restaurant. With his wife they adapt Lebanese traditional recipes inherited from their parents and grandparents with the new vegetarian/vegan lifestyle.
|Recipe’s Personal Background
|How did you learn this recipe?
|Is there some memory/historical event connected to this recipe?
|No, there is no historical event related to this recipe.
|Personal reference to tradition transmitted by relatives (preparing together, sharing, eating together etc.)?
|They gather to eat together because they think that there is a
positive energy transferred from one person to another.
|Any tradition this receipe is connected to? If yes, which one? Can you describe it?
|No, there is no tradition related to this recipe.
|Any Festivity this recipe is connected to? If yes, which one? Can you describe it?
|No, there is no festival connected to this recipe. But it can be
served in happy events.
Is your recipe connected to the territory you live in? Is it strictly linked to the specificity of the agricultural environment?
|Yes, because bulgur is a local product. Avocado is not a traditional Lebanese plant. It has been introduced to Lebanon many decades ago. It is nowadays much planted in our country and grows easily in our land. This recipe can be considered as an innovation to our traditional food.
|Season (season this food is linked to)
|Its season is in summer.
|Rich in monounsaturated fatty acid, vitamins, and minerals (A,B,C,E,K)
|Lowers cholesterol level, controls blood pressure and soothes skin
|Rich on Fibers. Good source of energy
|Anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effect. Helps in digestion
|Is it suggested to eat this meal if you suffer from some disease? If yes, for which one?
|No, but it contains beneficial ingredients for the body.
|What is the primary base with which your food is prepared? Is this a derivative of oil or another base?
|Avocadoes contain unsaturated oils and are good for health.
|What nutrition related illnesses or deficiencies are common in your area? Are there holistic or nutrition based remedies connected to these aliments?
|No, there are no holistic or nutrition based remedies connected to these ailments.